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The activist who resisted back then — and still does

At 87, Dolores Huerta still speaks with the energy and passion of her days in the '60s when as a young community organizer, she co-founded…

Bill Ruckelshaus: Integrity in the toughest circumstances

The newspapers called it the Saturday Night Massacre. It was 1973, and President Richard Nixon was consumed by scandal. Former White House aide Alexander Butterfield…

SCOTUS blesses rock band’s controversial name

Update: On June 19, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Slants, finding that the government cannot discriminate against groups based on their…

Others being interviewed but Dave Reichert would consider FBI job

Is Congressman Dave Reichert, the Eastside’s long-time Republican representative, a candidate to become the next FBI director? Politico’s Playbook Power Briefing has listed the 8th…

What’s it like to be undocumented and in the public eye?

When Jose Antonio Vargas arrived in Tacoma recently for a speaking engagement at the University of Puget Sound, he realized how he was only miles…

Why white people can’t face up to racism

Robin DiAngelo grew up poor and white. But it was years before she realized that despite living in poverty, she still had privilege because she…

Big housing hurdles ahead under Trump and Ben Carson

This story originally appeared on KCTS 9. President-elect Donald Trump says he will nominate Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and a former presidential candidate,…

Understanding why Eastern Washington votes Republican

This article originally appeared on KCTS 9. On this edition of Reporter’s Notebook, Crosscut staff reporter David Kroman talks with me about his recent stories…

The real winners in Election 2016: political cartoonists

David Horsey has been covering presidential politics since 1980, but he has never experienced anything like this campaign. “This is the weirdest, wildest one I’ve…

Reichert pursued by Ventrella in congressional race

Dave Reichert is seeking a seventh term in Congress to representing Washington State’s 8th Congressional District, facing a challenger with widespread name recognition from a…

Trump could win this, UW prof says

A number of national polls show Donald Trump gaining ground on Hillary Clinton. Could Trump win? University of Washington political science professor Christopher Parker thinks…

Audio: A mother on saving other families from drug deaths

Penny LeGate is one of the 32 members of the Heroin and Opioid Addition Task Force. In 2012, she lost her 19-year-old daughter Marah Williams…

Audio: Looking for solutions to Seattle’s homeless problem

It has been nearly a year since Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine declared a “state of emergency” over homelessness. Murray…