Broadband for all: 8 next steps for Seattle

The City of Seattle will not build a municipal fiber broadband network, which would create access to high-speed Internet for all of the city’s residents.  …

2014’s #3 Most Read: Why Google Fiber will never come to Seattle

Google is bringing high speed fiber broadband networks to homes and businesses in three cities – Kansas City, Austin and Provo. In February, it announced…

2014’s #8 Most Read: CenturyLink’s bold vow of real gigabit in uptight Seattle

Editor's Note: As the year ends, we are counting down Crosscut's most read stories of 2014. The following article, No. 8 most read, was originally…

10 barriers to Obama’s police body cam plan

President Obama is redirecting at least $75 million in federal funding to buy body-worn video cameras for up to 50,000 police officers.  This initiative is…

Another Seattle Internet hoax? CenturyLink vows real gigabit in Seattle

In a remarkable announcement today, CenturyLink, formerly known as “the telephone company”, says it will bring gigabit Internet service via a fiber-to-the-home network to Seattle.…

The Washington Mudslide: Should there be an ‘App for That’?

The horrific mudslide and loss of life in Snohomish County on March 22nd is an ongoing tragedy in Washington state. Six days after the disaster,…

Why Google Fiber will never come to Seattle

Google is bringing high speed fiber broadband networks to homes and businesses in three cities – Kansas City, Austin and Provo. In February, it announced…

Saving Seattle from the clutches of Internet monopoly

On January 14, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia ruled that telecommunications and cable companies can “play favorites” among websites,…

Why downtown would be safer as a surveillance state

Violent crime statistics tell us that Seattle is safer now than it was 10 or 12 years ago; that violent crime – even in the…

A 10-point tech plan for Ed Murray’s transition team

Washington state has an extraordinarily robust tech community, anchored not only by big companies like Microsoft and Amazon, but by the University of Washington and…

Healthcare.gov: Why the Washington state site eclipsed D.C.’s

Like the Mariners’ string of depressing seasons and lost opportunities, this month’s botched rollout of the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) healthcare.gov…

Is there a race wage gap in America?

In April, Seattle was startled to learn that women, on average, are paid 23 percent less than men nationwide. According to the same report, the…

Bill Schrier: If I Were Mayor

If I were Mayor of Seattle, what three actions would I take immediately to improve City government and improve quality of life for the people…