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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…

Sawant and gender equity: A guide to the next Civic Cocktail

Is the Seattle boom going to hurt middle- and lower-income people’s housing options for years to come? How do we bridge the gender gap in…

Crosscut: digging, thinking, writing and discovering

Thanks to Crosscut, I’ve spent time with some pretty rough characters lately. My beat at Crosscut is where Northwest history and politics meet. I try…

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…