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Council reacts to new footage of police shooting

Angered by a seven-minute gap between when Che Taylor was shot by police and when he received CPR, Councilmember Kshama Sawant is calling for Seattle…

Searching for hope after a hard year

A few days after Christmas, the neighbors discarded their tree in the alley. An unsheared Fraser Fir with a pointer-finger top, a rat’s nest bottom…

7 minutes down: Police shot a man, then let him bleed

Che Taylor lay bleeding on the pavement for seven minutes without medical attention after Seattle police officers shot him last Feb. 21. For at least three…

New Year 2017 in verse: With Trump at the head

Trumpocalypse is here, it's real, unless it's merely Trump d'l'ceil, though Brooks and Krugman may decry a Prez who's not their kind of guy and…

NW coal exports back on the table under Trump

A fondness for hunting and fishing on public lands, apparently shared with one of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s sons, seems to have been behind the…

The real reasons Eastern Washington voted for Trump

Dennis Chamberlain knows what I want to ask. Chamberlain is a lean 53-year-old who’s lived in rural parts of the Northwest for most of his…

Trump-style tactics fall flat in Eastern Washington race

In an election season dripping with racism and anti-elitism, one race in the heart Republican Washington could be read as a marker for just how…

Affordable housing, homeless services top new Seattle budget

The Seattle City Council passed the city’s 2017-2018 budget package on Monday with an 8-1 vote. Only socialist councilmember Kshama Sawant voted against, as she…

Support surges for local civil rights, immigration orgs

For all the hand wringing about President-elect Donald Trump, his election has had one silver lining for some of his opponents: support. “We’ve been deluged…

Pramila Jayapal is the anti-Trump

There wasn't much for left-leaning Seattle to cling to. In the first 24 hours after the liberal nightmare became a reality, the Bernie Sanders and…

The real winners in Election 2016: political cartoonists

David Horsey has been covering presidential politics since 1980, but he has never experienced anything like this campaign. “This is the weirdest, wildest one I’ve…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Eco Fashion Week Billed as the largest sustainability fashion event in the world, Eco Fashion Week includes two days of showcases of eco-minded designs (including…

Training the next generation of Northwest docs

[caption id="attachment_109556" align="alignright" width="214"] Second-year UW School of Medicine student Stephen Ellison at the Unversity of Alaska Anchorage. UAA is a partner in the WWAMI…

6 things do in Seattle this weekend (Plus, our picks for Lit Crawl!)

Lit Crawl Seattle Booze, books, authors, readings, Crosscut, more booze — all of your favorite things! I've gone all three years I've lived in Seattle…

A solution for Seattle’s homeless: Bring Hooverville back

With the debate raging over how best to deal with homeless encampments in the Seattle region, and no consensus on how to deal with the…

Washington oil export facility may have route to approval

A new environmental impact statement raises concerns about a proposed crude oil storing and shipping facility at Hoquiam on the Washington Coast but leaves options for the…

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…

Seattle’s $100k report on homelessness — what it will tell us

As the weather turns and the City Council returns from its recess, a flurry of activity on the city’s response to homelessness is about to…

Could families get real help when they need it most?

While the nation is preoccupied with presidential wars and impending elections, the next big thing is brewing almost unnoticed. It is a universal issue, but…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Baby Goats & Brews All along I’ve been thinking dog-centric events were the thing that drove locals wild. But no. Goats. Baby goats. Baby goats…

Last call for Courage Award nominations!

In the interest of keeping things transparent, we’re sharing the list of current 2016 Courage Award nominees submitted by Crosscut’s readers. We asked you to…

Reporter’s notebook: Tension around police reform

As a crucial court hearing approaches, Crosscut.com city reporter David Kroman sat down to talk about the slow, difficult process to bring reform to the…

A crusader for women’s rights, economic justice

Julia Ruuttila gripped the baseball bat. The women standing next to her at the gate of the Portland sawmill gripped rolling pins, scraps of lumber…

Gov. Jay Inslee in national spotlight at DNC

This story originally appeared on OPB. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, warning that “we are the last generation” that can combat climate change, is featured in…

After scandal, eyes on state auditor’s race

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley's legal troubles have brought notable primary election attention to a position that has historically operated out of the limelight. Kelley took a leave of absence to prepare for a…