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On climate: We’ll always have Paris Seattle

There’s no climate salvation coming from the moderate wings of the White House. The Trump administration has made clear it will bulldoze international consensus and…

Can cities lead the #resistance?

The Seattle City Council’s decision on Tuesday to cut its ties with Wells Fargo over the bank’s financing of the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline…

In Obama’s farewell, a hint of something new

The first artifact of the new year, then, will be a tweet by the outgoing President. It is a medium uncharacteristic of Barack Obama but…

Stories from the Pacific’s drowning islands

In conversation with the novelist Aleksandar Hemon, Nigerian-American writer and photographer Teju Cole writes of transatlantic identity: ...Nigeria haunts me in terms of being a…

6 questions to ponder while you vote on Sound Transit 3

Over the past month, I’ve spent a lot of time in transit. I’ve also spent a lot of time on transit. When a journalist who doesn’t own…

$50 billion for ST3: Too big a bet on an uncertain future?

This is the fourth in a multi-part series on Sound Transit 3. Read part 1 here. By any measure, Sound Transit 3 is a megaproject. A…

The $54 billion question: Can we afford Sound Transit 3?

This is the third in a multi-part series on Sound Transit 3. Read part 1 here. If you’re Washington’s King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties, for…

Puget Sound’s $50-billion transit proposal, demystified

This is the second in a multi-part series on Sound Transit 3. Read part 1 here. In the Central Puget Sound, a monster is lumbering…

Puget Sound’s transportation future is on the line — and the ballot

In October of an election year, perhaps the least likely sentence one would expect to hear from a representative of an agency staking its future…

Carbon tax initiative looks like a nail-biter

In December, Yoram Bauman had a crisis of confidence. The economist and stand-up comedian, having led a successful effort to collect more than 350,000 signatures…