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Seattle elections: A whole new era

Election season 2015 officially launched last Friday at midnight, the candidate filing deadline. The final slate of City Council hopefuls will be finalized after the…

The brave new world of Seattle city council districts

Seattle didn't get any snow to speak of this year, but we're seeing an avalanche now — of City Council candidates. Like a snowboarder shredding a…

Smartypants guide to Civic Cocktail: Tech and SIFF

How is technology reshaping — hopefully, improving — civic life? A panel of local experts will explore that question at next Wednesday's Civic Cocktail. It's a question…

State auditor pleads innocent, takes leave

A federal grand jury has indicted embattled Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley on 10 charges, including stealing large sums of money while running a business, lying…

The Smartypants Guide to February’s Civic Cocktail: WSU, higher education and the state budget

Facing billions of dollars in needs for education and other programs, how is the state Legislature supposed to write a budget this year? And, with…

Calling all nerds: How can we make K-12 education more student-focused, personalized and community-rooted?

Have an idea to make the Seattle area even more awesome? Want to get it in front of the movers and shakers who can actually…

The Smartypants Guide to December’s Civic Cocktail: Immigration, government technology

What does immigration reform mean for people in Seattle who lack legal documents or whose family members can't enter or stay in the country legally?…

King County Metro responds to driver bathroom break shortage

On Tuesday, Crosscut writer Laura Kaufman brought Crosscut readers a breaking news report about bathroom access for King County Metro bus drivers. She wrote, The…

Live Blog: Tracking the votes on the Legislature, guns, schools and buses.

Republicans control state Senate Update 10:40 p.m. State voters have given Republicans control of the state Senate for the next two years. The party will…

The Smartypants Guide to November’s Civic Cocktail with SPD Chief Kathleen O’Toole and film director Lynn Shelton

How goes police reform in Seattle? New Chief Kathleen O'Toole will address that question and many more when she joins us at the next Civic…

Election 2014: Guns, buses, kids and control of Olympia

Editor's note: Crosscut will bring you all the election results beginning with the first release of counts shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday. It's an…

The 2014 Crosscut Courage Award Winners

Early this morning, in an awards ceremony on Seattle's waterfront, Crosscut unveiled its 2014 Courage Award Winners in the categories of Business, Culture and Public…

What you should know about Seattle’s bus measure

What is Proposition 1? Proposition 1, known colloquially as "Yes for Seattle Transit," would buy additional bus service from county-run Metro Transit by creating an…

Infographic: Washington’s competing gun control initiatives

A Crosscut.com collaboration with Seattle magazine. When fall ballots land in mailboxes this week, Washington voters will be asked to vote on two opposing gun…

The Smartypants Guide to the October Civic Cocktail: Chat with County Exec Dow Constantine

What's on the mind of the man who leads 2 million of us locals? Find out when our popular Civic Cocktail series returns from summer…
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