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Our history is not quaint: How Crosscut’s coverage of the past informs the present

Northwest author Timothy Egan was the keynote speaker at Crosscut’s annual “Courage Awards” this year. He said something that I should adopt as my motto:…

Smartypants guide to GlobalWA 2015 Conference

The Huffington Post is calling it one of the top six conferences that will make you and our world better. The theme of Global Washington's…

An exciting new chapter for Northwest public media

Dear friends, We’re writing today with thrilling news. Yesterday, Crosscut formally agreed to join with KCTS 9 Public Television under the umbrella of a larger,…

Smartypants guide to Civic Cocktail: Dow Constantine and Tom Douglas

It's been a big year for both Tom Douglas and Dow Constantine, albeit in entirely different fields. They'll each take the stage at Civic Cocktail…

Visionary WSU leader Elson S. Floyd, remembered

Elson Floyd will receive special posthumous recognition at Crosscut’s 2015 Courage Awards ceremony on October 29 at Benaroya Hall. A limited number of tickets to…

Smartypants guide to the Civic Cocktail

Just a day after what will be surely be a hotly contested election — some say it will be historic — comes the November Civic Cocktail.…

Smartypants Guide to Courage Awards 2015

Two of our winners created websites to better the community, while another spends her days looking out for some of Seattle’s most vulnerable and troubled…

Marcus Green is giving South Seattle a voice

Marcus Green is the recipient of Crosscut’s 2015 Courage Award for Culture. This year’s winners will be honored at the annual Courage Awards Breakfast on…

Smartypants guide to the Seattle Lit Crawl

A pub crawl meets literature with more than 80 readers and artists at this year's Seattle Lit Crawl on Thursday. You'll wander from bar to bar,…

How Joni Earl saved light rail

Joni Earl may have been looking for a challenge when she left a big job in Snohomish County government to join Sound Transit in 2000.…

Thank you, readers! You are amazing.

Dear friends, We asked you to fund the type of grassroots journalism only Crosscut can deliver and you answered with resounding support. Thanks to your…

Double your money, double your impact

Dear friends, Today is the final day of our extended Fall Member Drive. This is your last chance to get behind reader-supported grassroots journalism in…

Meet the 2015 Crosscut Courage Award winners

For some of us, going to work is a fairly mundane affair. But for the winners of Crosscut’s 2015 Courage Awards, it’s a mission and—although…

This is what life would look like without Crosscut

Take a moment, dear reader, and imagine life without Crosscut. No in-depth coverage of City Hall or the State House. No Mossback reminding us all…

Navigating our future, exploring our past: Why Crosscut deserves your support

The sound of wrecking balls echoes and cranes remake the skyline before our eyes. Someone has to care about Seattle’s past, right? I’ve been with Crosscut…

I’m young, black, and powerful. And I hold media accountable.

As a student of Rhetoric & Media Studies, it is my responsibility to hold a critical lens to public media and discourse. Sadly, from what…

When you need to know the ‘why’: Crosscut

In my line of work as a political consultant, it's crucial to understand how citizens and policymakers make decisions. When it comes to news, knowing…

Smartypants guide to Civic Cocktail: Rick Steves and Gary Locke

What do travel writer Rick Steves and former Governor Gary Locke have in common? They are both adding some international flavor to the start of…

Support culture, heritage coverage with a gift today

We’re halfway through the first week of our Fall Member Drive (launched on Tuesday), with only $10,300 left to reach this week’s goal. Will you…

This is your chance to support great local journalism

When people ask me why I took the job as the editor of Crosscut, I tell them it’s because this is what the future looks…

Smartypants guide to the FullConTech Conference

As Washington’s tech sector continues its rapid growth, are we adapting fast enough? That’s the central question that participants in Tuesday’s FullConTech conference will address.…

Announcing the nominees for Crosscut’s 3rd Annual Courage Awards

The nominations are in! Last month, we asked you to tell us about the people in your community who are bravely standing up for what’s…

Final day for Courage Awards nominations!

"Courage is a quality that, when tended to, increases — not only for the person who is courageous, but for those around them. Courageous acts…

Who’s taking the right risks in Washington? Let us know

You watched them innovate despite criticism. They inspired those around them and displayed selfless leadership. They took risk to successfully break gridlock or catalyzed change.…

Analysis: The new editor-in-chief’s intro video

As a senior editor at Seattle-based Grist, Greg Hanscom has built coverage of environmental and urban issues that could compete with the country's best publications. As…