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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…

Got camel milk? Local Somali shops say ‘yes’

Nuria Osman sits a strainer of cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, cloves and dried ginger in a steaming cup of milk shaah tea at her shop,…

Hard truths about class and race from those who do the work

It’s quiet in the Greg Kucera Gallery but the silence is thick with stories. Laundry women fed up with brutal plantation owners. Slaves endlessly hoeing…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Barbecue A play about race and class with a story twist so clever -- no spoilers here -- you'll be talking about it all through…

Seattle’s brand new tax: soda

It could soon cost an extra 21 cents to buy a 12-ounce can of a soda with sugar in Seattle — unless a tax approved…

Counting the homeless and across town, clearing them out

On the steps of City Hall Thursday, as rain threatened, volunteers banged a gong — one strike for every person sleeping on the streets of…

Jim Henson was more than a puppetmaster

The moment you enter The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at MoPOP, you’re greeted by urUtt the Weaver Mystic, characteristically poised in the familiar crouch…

Don’t rail on the Monorail, it might be our future

The Monorail isn’t supposed to be here. It was built as a demonstration project for mass transit for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and was…

Seattle’s Filipino community grapples with ‘My Family’s Slave’

On Wednesday evening, some 15 people filtered into the archives room of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) located in the basement of a…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

ShortsFest There’s a lot to love about SIFF, but the thing I always look forward to is ShortsFest, which SIFF programmers correctly bill as “a…

Four years in the making: more citizen oversight of Seattle cops

Four years, ten months and twenty-five days after Seattle signed an agreement with the Department of Justice to overhaul its police department, the Seattle City…

Murray’s supporters scatter to the political winds

By the end of filing day Friday, 21 candidates declared for Mayor, with six people seriously competing to survive the primaries. It's a celebration of sorts,…

One culture’s crazy is another culture’s wise

On Sunday at the Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle-based social documentary photographer and filmmaker Phil Borges will premiere CRAZYWISE, a documentary about mental health and spirituality.…

The history and people behind Seattle’s oldest sushi restaurant

This story was originally published on KCTS9. Perched atop a barstool, feet dangling off the ground, Fusae Yokoyama recalls memories of Maneki Restaurant with a…

In a rapidly-changing city, can KeyArena save its charm?

Historic preservation is unpredictable in Seattle, and it’s never been a sure thing with sports facilities. The site of classic Sicks’ Stadium is a Lowe’s…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

  Cookie Counter Grand Re-opening It was a summer night, shortly after my birthday last year. I had an affogato (ice cream + espresso) that…

SCOTUS blesses rock band’s controversial name

Update: On June 19, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Slants, finding that the government cannot discriminate against groups based on their…

Birth defects a mystery in Eastern Washington

This story was originally produced for EarthFix. Two toddlers run around Sally Garcia Acosta’s house. They squeal as they take their toy cars for a…

Now it’s a race: King County Sheriff gets a challenger

King County Sheriff John Urquhart suddenly has his first serious challenger in his race for re-election: Mitzi Johanknecht, a 32-year veteran in the Sheriff’s Office…

Hanford tunnel breaches, workers take cover

This story was originally published by Oregon Public Broadcasting.    The U.S. Department of Energy issued an emergency alert Tuesday morning at the Hanford Site…

Even the mossiest of us say: Rain. Enough!

Tim Egan’s first book was titled, The Good Rain, and in early spring some readers are driven to snappishly ask the author, “What’s so good…

State senators want to save you from a nuclear attack

From 1981 to 1984, Mark Miloscia would pilot a B-52 loaded with nuclear bombs from the U.S. Air Force base at Grand Forks, N.D. to…

Seattle could outlaw some police interrogation tricks

We’ve seen it in the movies: a cop tells a suspect they already have the evidence they need, so the person might as well fess…