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Why force works better than persuasion when it comes to doing the right thing

On January 1, the garbage cops started patrolling Seattle for banana peels and pizza boxes along with cans, bottles and grass clippings. That was the…

Spring member drive: Last chance to donate!

In the past few weeks, reader support has made it possible for our writers to report on stories such as "Seattle Interagency Academy rocked by 6…

Journalism in a new era: The broader view Crosscut offers

I didn’t take a straight path to journalism. Out of college, I worked in a school for children with autism, spent a mere month making…

Why I support Crosscut

For years, we’ve watched the changing landscape of journalism transform the way we get and understand information. There are so many ways to get information…

Support Crosscut the way Crosscut supports me

As a writer, I can become a bit self-absorbed, lost in my own thoughts, focused on my own work. I am grateful to Crosscut for…

What missing our fundraising target means

Each month, around 150,000 of you have read Crosscut.com, and over 5,000 of you have received news through our eNewsletters. We've counted on you, our…

Calling all civic nerds: Crosscut needs you

Are you the next Civic Ambassador? When you think about an ambassador, what’s the first thing that’s comes to mind? Is it a diplomat in…

The future of Northwest news is in your hands.

I believe that an informed public is essential if we are to find good solutions to the civic and political challenges of our time. Conveniently…

Only 3 days left in our Spring Member Drive. DONATE, please.

I sat down to write you a note about the integral role you fill here at Crosscut, about the $50 match pledged today for new and renewing…

Managing Editor Berit Anderson leaving to launch new media venture

I'm equally excited and saddened to announce today that I have decided to leave my role as Crosscut's managing editor. Over the next month or…

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…

Smartypants guide to Civic Cocktail: Ed Murray

Our Civic Cocktail gathering next Wednesday will feature a special guest, Mayor Ed Murray, to talk about his plans for 2015. But expect him to be…

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…

Partner Voices: Washington State University is closer than you think

Jennifer Johnson Hernandez wants to be a mechanical engineer. She also wants to live in the area and stay close to her family. As a…

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…

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…

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…

Celebrate our successful member drive with us!

Join us to celebrate the conclusion of our Spring Membership Drive and our 7th Anniversary TONIGHT from 5 to 7 (Thursday, May 1) at our…

Thank you, Crosscut supporters!

We made it. We nailed our Spring Member Drive goal of $35,000. The thermometer is all blue. The pop-ups are all down. All's right with…

Member Drive Countdown: 3 days to go

We’re in the homestretch of our 2014 Spring Member Drive. It ends on April 24, which gives us three days to reach our goal of…

Become a Crosscut Member!

Change is good. Inevitable, usually necessary, often messy, but good. Especially when you can be its master, and not its victim. Crosscut is a catalyst…

Why force works better than persuasion when it comes to doing the right thing

On January 1, the garbage cops started patrolling Seattle for banana peels and pizza boxes along with cans, bottles and grass clippings. That was the…