Debating tricky transpo questions at Community Idea Lab

We learned a lot from the presentations and discussions on Wednesday night at Crosscut's third Community Idea Lab (this one on transportation). Perhaps the biggest…

Editor in chief Mary Bruno leaving Crosscut

First rule of journalism: Don’t bury the lede. I am leaving Crosscut at the end of June to write a book. Very excited about the…

A Kleiner Perkins-inspired lesson in workplace diversity

Last Friday, questions of diversity (not much) and bias (more than you’d think) in the tech industry burst into the national spotlight. In a much-anticipated…

Why we’re cutting our Spring Member Drive short

Ahh, spring. The time of daffodils, cherry blossoms, baseball – and member drives. I’ve always liked the way the phrase “member drives” captures exactly what…

Podcast: Why are black, queer and trans youth more at risk for homelessness?

Last year's Count Us In survey, a daylong census of homeless and unstably housed youth and young adults in King County, found that 32 percent…

Welcome to the new Crosscut

No your eyes do not deceive you. You're looking at a brand new Crosscut. One you will come to love as much as you would…

Crosscut, 2015 edition: Fasten your seatbelts

Can a carbon tax rescue public education? Will the tech boom price working-class families out of Seattle? Will unfettered growth spoil the character of our…

Angel Donors will match your Crosscut gift!

At Crosscut, we believe that an informed public is essential if we are to find good solutions to the civic and political challenges of our…

Bill Lucia (sniff) leaves Crosscut

I have some good news – and some bad news. Funny thing is: It’s the same news. Bill Lucia, our intrepid City Hall reporter, will…

Meet Crosscut’s Courage Award Winner in Culture

For her directorial debut with Seattle’s Intiman Theater in 2011 Valerie Curtis-Newton, Head of Performance at the University of Washington School of Drama, went with…

Crosscut’s 1st ever David Brewster Lifetime Achievement Award winner in courage

Crosscut is proud to announce that it will honor the late Billy Frank Jr. with its first David Brewster Lifetime Achievement Award in Courage. The…

We reached our goal!

I'll admit it was a little touch and go there at the end, but we made it. We hit the ambitious $45,000 goal we set…

Reporting is the lifeblood of news

One of my first jobs in journalism was as a fact checker for Newsweek magazine. Like Time, its bigger and more successful rival, Newsweek took…
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