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In a sign of the times, doomsday prep is bipartisan

In 1962, the fallout shelter craze peaked, but the end of the world is experiencing a revival. Now, 55 years, some folks are prepping for…

On Aurora Avenue: ‘Radical hospitality’

“White male: roughly 70 years old, goes by name Thomas-driving a red 4 door suv picked up woman in Lynnwood but frequents aurora avenue as…

Black Like Me: An artist explores the N-word

Editor’s note: This story contains explicit language throughout. The story is about an art piece that looks at the N word, one of the most…

Seattle not suing Trump…yet?

When Mayor Ed Murray gave his annual State of the City address last month, he demanded the Trump administration provide a proper definition of a…

Republicans play their first card in budget game

State Senate Republicans staked out their first budget bargaining position Tuesday — a $43 billion proposal that does not stand a chance of surviving intact…

Seattle: launchpad of the modern Space Age?

Boeing put Seattle on the map as an aerospace place, but a new generation of local companies is trying to take us into space, including…

Crosscut’s executive director says goodbye

Editor's note: Crosscut's Executive Director Tamara Power-Drutis announced she would be leaving after three years with the organization. We're publishing this farewell letter written by Tamara…

Is sticky rice headed to King Street Station?

Philip Deng wants to turn King Street Station — the century-old train station in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood — into a permanent…

How Western churches built a movement to protect refugees

This story was originally published in High Country News In 1981, Jim Corbett, a Quaker activist who lived in Tucson, Arizona, learned of a Salvadoran…

Seattle politics: Left, lefter and way, way left

Activist/lawyer/writer/performer Nikkita Oliver is running for mayor with the support of the new Peoples Party of Seattle, a group formed in Seattle in response to…

In rain and cold, city clears its own homeless encampment

In the cold and wet — the kind of weather that underlines the misery of living on Seattle's streets — officials began to clear the Field, a…

Seattleites go to Trump Country

Last Saturday, March 4, pro-Trump rallies — and counter- demonstrations — occurred around the country, including in Olympia, Washington, and Lake Oswego, Oregon. But at the same…

Courage amid division: Tell us who you admire

There’s been a lot of talk  in the past year about the need to reach outside our bubbles, to engage in dialogue,and to consider different…

A mysterious disappearance in wheat country

Late on the night of July 30, 1894, Charles Gloystein, a farmer in Mica, a small community south of Spokane, disappeared. His wife said the…

Make Seattle suck again

I have argued that Seattle should deal with growth in two ways: more housing to increase the supply side, and making ourselves less appealing to…

A future star in Olympia?

It’s mid-morning, and Sen. Rebecca Saldaña is in her office, listening to a briefing from a nonprofit. Somewhere nearby, a phone rings with the odd…

Dave Reichert speaks to constituents, kind of

When U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert appeared on a KCTS 9 livestream Thursday, his message for those constituents demanding he host a public forum was clear:…

Portland erupted over body cam issue. Seattle, not so much.

When former Portland Mayor Charlie Hales pushed forward a police union contract last October, protestors shut down City Hall and two people were arrested. The…

Teachers face layoffs as Inslee urges legislators to act

With a school funding debate largely at a standstill, top Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Jay Inslee voiced concerns Tuesday over a looming deadline they say…

Campus sexual assault: Washington students still woefully uninformed

Though politicians and universities across the country have recognized the problem of campus sexual assault, administrators are still working to determine the most effective policies…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Step Afrika! What started as a cultural exchange program between African Americans and South Africans has blossomed into a first-of-its-kind company that celebrates stepping, the…

Landlord: Tenant violated his lease by dying

Debra Tolbert’s brother had been battling stage four kidney failure when he died last month of a heart attack. But a grieving Tolbert was hardly…

Judge denies ACLU’s request to stop encampment sweeps

Seattle officials can continue to clean up homeless encampments while a suit challenging the city's practices works its way toward a trial. U.S. District Court…

Who gets the water — landowners or fish?

MAPLE FALLS, Whatcom County – Zach Nutting throws a stick. His two big black dogs streak after it into the trees on the five-acre lot…

Grizzlies in the North Cascades: Do we want them back?

This story is a production of NWPR/EarthFix. About 16 pregnant ewes lounge beneath a lone tree on a ranch in north-central Washington’s Methow Valley. They…