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These bikes were made for Seattle

Seattle’s new, more casual bike-share programs, Spin, LimeBike and Ofo, seem to have caught on. Their tangerine, green and yellow bikes began appearing all over…

Another Evergreen professor resigns following racial protests

The bloodletting at Olympia's Evergreen State College continues in the aftermath of last spring's race-related protests with the resignation of an African-American faculty member. As…

Rising rent? The story behind Sawant’s new bill to make landlords pay

Before Teresa Banks explains why her rent is increasing by 50 percent, she must first recount the changes she's seen in her 15 years at the…

Out with the old police chief, in with the new. Or not?

When Seattle was looking for a new Chief of Police in 2014, the three finalists all had one thing in common: They were from somewhere…

Judge rules income tax illegal but Seattle vows to fight on

In the first legal test of Seattle’s new income tax, the city got slammed. Days after a lengthy court proceeding, King County Superior Court Judge John…

The choir that sings for the dying

Robin Rose first experienced the power of the Threshold Choir as she recovered from major surgery after a cancer diagnosis about ten years ago. "They were…

Christian, bisexual and blocked from ‘dream job’

A former volunteer for Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, a Christian organization that provides services to the homeless, is suing the nonprofit over discrimination. Matthew Woods,…

Latino candidates triumph after Burien’s nasty campaign

Ask almost anyone in Burien and they will likely tell you about the city's growing pains, which are mostly centered around the issue of immigrant rights. Now…

Mitzi Johanknecht defeats John Urquhart for King County Sheriff

In the closely watched race for King County sheriff, Mitzi Johanknecht has defeated incumbent John Urquhart. In an interview after a Thursday afternoon ballot drop…

Bertha may have dealt a blow to Seattle’s police museum

The Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum, one of the historic gems of Pioneer Square, has announced that it is closing and moving its collection due to…

Washington state could lead in a Russian showdown

On Oct. 30, Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued the first indictments from the investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Seattle Obscura Society: Día de los Muertos - Living with the Dead Maybe it’s because we’re in dark times, or (more likely) it’s because I…

Amid national health care crisis, Seattle focuses on humanity

Sprawled across KeyArena’s hardwood floors are more dental exam chairs than you’ve ever seen. Dental professionals stand perched over wide-mouthed patients, peering in, cleaning teeth,…

Got land? Seattle does and assessor says it should house the homeless

King County Assessor John Wilson says there is "entirely" enough underused land in Seattle to shelter 1,000 homeless people a year. "I’ve become more and more…

City Light CEO may lose his bonus for good

For Seattle City Light CEO Larry Weis, his days as the only City of Seattle department head eligible for a bonus — technically, “performance pay”…

Welcome to Seattle! Oh, what, you’re leaving?

The great writer Wallace Stegner, who once lived in rural Redmond, wrote about settlers in the American West. He said they came in two types,…

The prickly race for City Attorney — and why you should pay attention

It's a rare thing for one candidate for office to accuse another of supporting prison labor, but in a debate last month, City Attorney Pete…

Lorraine Loomis: ‘A warrior for the tribes’

Lorraine Loomis’ office resides just a short walk from the Swinomish Channel in Skagit County. Across the waterway, with its fishing vessels awaiting their next adventure,…

Washington’s pot industry isn’t as green as you’d think

Washington’s pot is a bit more potent than the national average. And the state’s teens are more likely to smoke marijuana than young people nationwide. Although we have the…

Races and ballot measures | Election Guide 2017

Election Guide 2017 Mayoral raceCandidates Mayoral raceYou vs. The Candidates BallotAll Races Who controls the state Legislature? How left should the Seattle City Council go?…

Mayoral candidates profiles | Election Guide 2017

Election Guide 2017 Mayoral raceCandidates Mayoral raceYou vs. The Candidates BallotAll Races Jenny Durkan jennyforseattle.com Experience In 2009, President Barack Obama named Durkan to be…

Quiz: You vs. the candidates | Election Guide 2017

Election Guide 2017 Mayoral raceCandidates Mayoral raceYou vs. The Candidates BallotAll Races How do your stances compare to those of the mayoral candidates'? Crosscut sent…

City to judge: On police reform, it’s time to move forward

When it comes to police reform, Mayor Tim Burgess and City Attorney Pete Holmes say the city has fulfilled its obligations under a federal mandate…

Court ruling delivers blow to new youth jail

In a victory for opponents of King County’s new $210 million youth detention center, the appeals court of Washington State ruled Tuesday that the county…

On Bainbridge Island, female photographers take the spotlight

There are many exquisite images in Women in Photography, the current exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, but it’s not any single photograph or…