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…

It’s Fall Member Drive Matching Friday

And now, a report from the fundraising frontlines: We're at 37 percent of our goal for the Fall Member Drive. We only have $28,000 left…

Become a Crosscut member today

Would the Northwest be as great a place to live without independent, non-partisan sources for news? At Crosscut, we think not. Our not-for-profit mission is…

Save the Date: Crosscut’s 2nd Annual Courage Awards

Courage was on display once again in the Northwest this year. To find evidence of it, look no further than Oso or Pateros. And this…

The small-town mayor who was Oso’s hidden hero

Mayor Barb Tolbert got to the park early that morning. She wasn’t scheduled to deliver her kickoff speech until noon, but she wanted to greet…

Who’s responsible for tech industry ethics?

Consider Mike, father of three. He’s been working two jobs for years so he can afford to send his kids to college. And it’s paying…

Award-winning Crosscut launches new Community Idea Lab

Two things: First, congratulations to all the Crosscut writers — and there were a lot of them — recently honored by the Northwest Chapter of…