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Crosscut welcomes new staff reporter Lilly Fowler

We've got news to announce from our newsroom: Crosscut has a second full-time staff writer! Lilly Fowler is freshly arrived from Washington, D.C., by way of Missouri, California…

And the award(s) go to … Crosscut!

It has been a busy few days for Crosscut and friends, as we collected awards for stories on issues ranging from starving orcas to real…

The cost of a public housing experiment: Community?

Looking out the floor-to-ceiling windows of her Raven Terrace corner apartment, Kristin O’Donnell can now see the jagged snowcapped outline of the Olympic Mountains. Swivel…

Who we need as our next Seattle mayor

Who’s going to be the next mayor of Seattle? The question is in play every four years, and it’s newly relevant this election cycle in…

A Tax March, a Black Lives Matter rally take over downtown

It was a mid-April day for a pair of marches: the first, a demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns; the second, for…

Crosscut at 10: A media experiment and a miracle

Ten years ago, on April 1, 2007, Crosscut was born. It was appropriate that we made our entrance on April Fool’s Day: Most startups are…

Crosscut welcomes new managing editor, Florangela Davila

We are thrilled to announce that Florangela Davila has joined us as Crosscut’s new managing editor. Florangela is a journalistic dynamo and a well-known presence…

Understanding why Eastern Washington votes Republican

This article originally appeared on KCTS 9. On this edition of Reporter’s Notebook, Crosscut staff reporter David Kroman talks with me about his recent stories…

6 crazy things we’ve done for journalism

Here at Crosscut, we've done some pretty crazy things in the name of journalism. As the video below shows, we've been booed by thousands of…

Support Crosscut, stoke the passion of the Northwest’s best writers

I used to joke that Crosscut is the oldest online start-up in town. We’re going to be 10 next spring, but it still feels new.…

Millennials rule (Crosscut’s Young Professionals Board)

Over the past nine months, our team has had the pleasure of working with Crosscut members Vera Hoang and Alyssa Patrick to explore ways for…

How Martha Choe forged one of Washington’s most influential careers

Following a dinner with policymakers and alumni in Tacoma on November 4, 1987, the president of Western Washington University, G. Robert Ross, boarded a small…

The little NPR station that could

Ariel Van Cleave was somewhere in Montana, driving from Ohio toward her new job with the Seattle-based public radio station KPLU, when her cellphone rang. It was KPLU…

Local CEO and immigrant wants to make citizenship easier

Richard Romero began his career in banking at just 17 years old. Back then he went by his birth name, ‘Ricardo,’ but on his first…

Colleen Echohawk tackles the traumas of life on the streets

A couple years ago, Colleen Echohawk was settling into her new job as executive director of the Chief Seattle Club, an organization with a long…

Puget Sound’s most courageous leaders of 2016

A veteran public servant who has spent decades in government and philanthropy. A banker who has worked to give immigrants a foot in the door…

How diversity can create progress, not friction

Qasim Rashid knows what it means when the media fails you. “Millions of Americans got their first introduction to Islam when two planes crashed into buildings,”…

Going against the grain: The 2016 Courage Awards finalists

What do an organic cranberry farmer, a police reform advocate, and a thousands-strong organization that fought to save a community radio station all have in…

60 reasons to be optimistic about the Northwest’s future

Measuring and comparing courage is a difficult task. We’re reminded of this each time you — our readers — send us nominations for the Crosscut Courage…

Humblebrag: Crosscut needs a bigger trophy case

Crosscut’s writers have been raking in the awards this spring, a testament to their tenacity, commitment and complete abandonment of work-life balance through a year that…

Guide to Civic Cocktail: State GOP to talk future of party

What should Washington State Republicans do in the wake of Trump’s nomination? What will the party look like in years to come, and will it…

Gregoire, Zillow and Challenge Seattle: The next Civic Cocktail

How can Seattle’s business community help solve the city's issues? Can they play a big part in fixing our unreliable transportation system or rising cost…

Why do our readers support Crosscut?

We’re 32% of the way to our Spring Member Drive goal! Here’s why readers like you say they’re supporting Crosscut: “Essential reading to understand our…

We need to raise the civic IQ

Several months ago, Crosscut and KCTS 9 merged, united in a common objective to inspire more informed and involved public conversation through great journalism. Will…

How the region is looking to GoGreen

Climate change will force new strategies from citizens groups, government and business. This year's GoGreen conference, which takes place Wednesday in Seattle, will offer the…