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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…

Reporter’s notebook: Tension around police reform

As a crucial court hearing approaches, Crosscut.com city reporter David Kroman sat down to talk about the slow, difficult process to bring reform to the…

Podcast: Trump’s donors in Washington

This story was originally posted on KCTS9.org. Last week, Crosscut published a story reporting on Trump's financial donors in Washington state. In the story, Crosscut…

Former Seattle Chief: Are police really ‘protecting and serving’?

"This is what people want from their police: They want their police to protect and serve." - Norm Stamper In a candid conversation, former Seattle…