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Raising a glass to a beloved Ballard dive bar

The People’s Pub in Ballard is closing down this weekend, 17 years after opening. That opening seems like a long time ago now, and for…

Searching for hope after a hard year

A few days after Christmas, the neighbors discarded their tree in the alley. An unsheared Fraser Fir with a pointer-finger top, a rat’s nest bottom…

Best of 2016: An eviction in Ballard

“I would never sell this place,” my landlord assured me last summer. “Even though I get calls from developers every week.” His wife agreed, shaking…

4 big roadblocks facing women in tech

While Seattle has emerged as one of the world’s top tech hubs, the industry is not benefitting everyone equally. Women are still underrepresented in nearly…

An eviction in Ballard

“I would never sell this place,” my landlord assured me last summer. “Even though I get calls from developers every week.”

Best of 2015: Seattle Interagency Academy rocked by 6 student deaths in 6 months (podcast)

This week Crosscut is running some of our best stories of the year, as selected both by our writers and by popularity with readers. We will…

The principal of “Last Chance High” stands tall for her students

Kaaren Andrews is the recipient of Crosscut’s 2015 Courage Award for public service. This year's winners will be honored at the annual Courage Awards Breakfast…

Christmas for Muslims: A family shares their annual celebration of Eid al-Fitr

For Muslims, the phrase "Eid Mubarak" is their version of "Merry Christmas."  It's what they say to each other to mark the end of the holy month of…

Growing up Muslim in the Northwest

For Amina Al-Sadi, America is the only home she’s ever known. As a half-Iraqi, 25-year-old woman, she is dedicated to her Islamic faith, but reminded constantly how…

The long fast: A young Puget Sound woman prepares for Ramadan

Presenting Amina on Ramadan, a three-part series sharing the life of a young Muslim woman in Puget Sound. This year in the west, the Muslim…

Podcast: Tony Angell’s “House of Owls”

Owls have captivated us for thousands of years, appearing in our art, informing our environmental understanding and living in our forests (even if we rarely…

Podcast: Seattle Interagency students on dying young, adversity and the “at-risk” label

Every Thursday morning, new students trudge into the auditorium at the Seattle Interagency Academy. They're handed white binders full of questions that will help school…

Podcast: Seattle Interagency Academy rocked by 6 student deaths in 6 months

In the last six months, six students at Seattle Interagency Academy have been murdered or committed suicide. The oldest was 20. Interagency Academy is a…