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Coming soon to Seattle: Ugly produce

This story originally appeared on EarthFix.  A California-based company that sells blemished and misshapen produce is expanding into the Northwest. Imperfect Produce buys so-called ‘ugly’ fruits and…

He was already mourning. Then his brother was shot by police.

This is a story about a fatal police shooting and the loved ones who are left behind. It's become a familiar one in Seattle in…

Moon holds edge, but Oliver vows to fight on

Although attorney Nikkita Oliver has gained ground again in the primary race for mayor, urban planner Cary Moon continues to hold a razor-thin lead of 1,664…

Centrist Seattle? Yeah, right

Seattle is a lefty city, but the primary election returns suggest we are trending even further to the left.  Not everyone agrees. Danny Westneat at…

The Tacoma artist who is reframing how we see Black bodies

Tacoma artist Christopher Paul Jordan is inverting the world, one artwork at a time. He merges digital art with photography and paint. He uses iPhone…

Leading group on sex abuse, councilmember say Murray should resign

Monday saw two more high-profile calls for Mayor Ed Murray to resign: The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and Councilmember Kshama Sawant. Their calls…

A transgender vet, who worked in the Bush White House, talks Trump

Like much of the country, Brooke Wylie was still in bed early Wednesday morning perusing Facebook when she heard the news. At 5:55 A.M., President…

First it was threatened, now could Hanford Reach expand?

Some Tri-Citians are pondering whether more land could be added to the Hanford Reach National Monument, now that the area has dodged a Trump administration…

One simple idea to open up Downtown Seattle

In a city that dreams big, it seems appropriate a meeting about a huge city project would be held in a place called The Cloud…

Madame Butterfly: Art or cultural appropriation?

On stage at Seattle Opera next month is “Madame Butterfly,” the Giacomo Puccini classic about a 15-year-old Japanese maiden and her U.S. Naval officer husband…

Get the facts: A guide to Primary Election 2017

Primary Election 2017 Mayoral raceCandidates Mayoral raceIssues Ballotthe roundup The ballots are in the mail. The candidates are still campaigning. And all of us voters…

Who was Charleena Lyles? Family, court records paint picture

The room was as tense as any family get-together. It’s not always that comfortable to hang with relatives, let alone when the occasion is to…

John Oliver’s Sinclair rant: There’s more to the story

In the days after KOMO News employees complained to both The New York Times and The Washington Post about undue editorial influence from their corporate boss…

Fishers are back — with a baby!

This story originally appeared on EarthFix/OPB. A grainy trail camera photo shows a female fisher in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest coming down a tree…

Scrutiny on Taser practices, training after Lyles’ shooting

“Why couldn’t they have tased her?” That question, asked by Charleena Lyles' sister in the hours after Lyles was shot and killed by two Seattle…

Seattle sketchers capture the faces and places of homelessness

Members of Urban Sketchers Seattle have one shared passion: to document and share their drawings of the world around them. As part of the June…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Welcome to Braggsville Book-It Theatre adapts T. Geronimo Johnson’s critically-acclaimed and unapologetically scathing novel, Welcome to Braggsville, for the stage and by many accounts, it’s…

A day for the homeless, and for solutions: #SeaHomeless

Homelessness by the numbers Click to view the full infographic Note: An earlier version of the infographic had the incorrect amount awarded to emergency shelters…

Black women demand police reform at tearful Lyles hearing

One by one, for more than two hours on Tuesday evening, Seattle residents spoke about the injustices that African Americans and people of color have…

How activism changed the region’s transportation

Citizen activism is making a comeback, especially in Seattle. Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, we’ve seen the largest protest march in the city’s history — the…

New rainbow flag irks LGBTQ community

Earlier this month, the city of Philadelphia unveiled an updated Pride flag for this year’s celebration. In addition to the usual six colors, this one…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

(Im)pulse June 12 marked the one year anniversary of the horrific Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, and this show is Donald Byrd's reaction. While it…

Paris Climate Deal: 5 questions for next steps

This story originally appeared on OPB/EarthFix. In the wake of last week’s Trump administration announcement that the United States will pull out of the Paris…

A guide: Seattle Mayoral Candidates

Primary Election 2017 Mayoral raceCandidates Mayoral raceIssues Ballotthe roundup Jenny Durkan jennyforseattle.com Experience In 2009, President Barack Obama named Durkan to be U.S. Attorney for…

A guide: Seattle mayoral candidates on the issues

Primary Election 2017 Mayoral raceCandidates Mayoral raceIssues Ballotthe roundup Affordable Housing Jenny Durkan On the dropped proposal to add density to all single family neighborhoods:…