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At-large city council race tests Seattle’s progressive identity

Teresa Mosqueda and Jon Grant, candidates for one of two at-large city council seats, feel right at home in Seattle politics. Both creatures of the…

Beloved Seattle dancemaker brings her art to prison

In the long and decorated arc of her career, Seattle-based choreographer Pat Graney has danced through a labyrinth of forms, styles, language, literature and music.…

Trump’s foil: a Washingtonian who loves chess

Last winter, when President Donald Trump issued an executive order attempting to prevent travel to the United States from seven majority-Muslim nations, Washington state Attorney…

Another incident involving a Native woodcarver and Seattle police

Virtually on the eve of the seventh anniversary of Native-American woodcarver John T. Williams’ death by Seattle police — an event that helped spur a…

A fresh congressional choice on an anxious night

After a tough-fought campaign between two progressives with few big policy differences, voters of the greater Seattle area appear to have anointed Pramila Jayapal as…

Liberal fistfight: Behind the fiercest caucus since 2008

When it comes to presidential elections, the “Evergreen State” of Washington might as well take on a different nickname: the Everblue State, perhaps. Since 1988,…

Kindergarten program for special needs children may be saved

Supporters of the Experimental Education Unit – a program of the University of Washington aimed at offering inclusive educations for young children with special needs…

Seattle schools axing inclusive kindergarten

Jordan Taitingfong, a Seattle educator with the Experimental Education Unit, discovered early last week that this could be her final year teaching here. For over…

Major teacher shortage across the state, educators report

When Rob Manahan, superintendent of the Lake Chelan School District, began his post six years ago, he says a teaching opening could see as many…

Why some UW professors want a union, and others resist one

The movement to unionize some 6,000 faculty members at the sprawling University of Washington is a daunting and complicated task. It is a fight in…

Council sets budget without big parental leave boost

On Monday, after several contentious back-and-forths over paid-parental leave for city workers, the City Council approved the 2016 Seattle budget in an 8-to-1 vote.  Just…