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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…

‘They voted to ruin people’s lives’ — students on Trump’s win

On the night of Nov. 9, hundreds of students marched through the streets of Seattle. To the din of “Not my president” and “Pussy grabs…

Trump couldn’t woo Washington’s working class

Last week, Donald Trump pulled out an unlikely win. Although Trump will likely lose the popular vote by a record margin for a winning candidate,…

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…

Data sharing between Seattle police and feds receives new scrutiny after election

As the Seattle Police Department looks to begin rolling out body cameras on officers by the end of this year, a persistent question among skeptics…

UW student’s vote could put Hillary in White House

As the election approaches, a UW student is thinking a lot about her big role: As a member of the state's Electoral College delegation pledged…

D.C. wants to steal our state’s name. They can have it

In an advisory vote Tuesday, the people of Washington, D.C. will decide whether to drop the name New Columbia from their statehood push. Their new…

Trump could win this, UW prof says

A number of national polls show Donald Trump gaining ground on Hillary Clinton. Could Trump win? University of Washington political science professor Christopher Parker thinks…

How Brady Walkinshaw could pull a surprise win for Congress

This is the second profile on the 7th Congressional District race. Read about Pramila Jayapal here. Brady Walkinshaw’s campaign office feels a bit like an…

Tearing down walls this election year, not building them

This election season seems to have a theme of walls. Donald Trump has proposed building a tall, “beautiful” wall along the United States’ border with…

Trump’s people: Scenes from the rally in Everett

The first thing we were told at Donald Trump’s Everett rally on Tuesday night, after the opening prayer, was that this was a private event,…

Activists mount last stand against Asian trade agreement

The sing-song cadence of activist chants insinuate like a jingle. At the Showbox in Sodo on Friday, it was “hell no, TPP!” chanted to a beat,…

Podcast: Trump’s donors in Washington

This story was originally posted on KCTS9.org. Last week, Crosscut published a story reporting on Trump's financial donors in Washington state. In the story, Crosscut…

State Republicans hit new fundraising lows

Editor's note: The numbers in this article and accompanying charts were drawn from the Federal Election Commission and the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission last week.…

Meet Trump’s top donors in Washington

Donald Trump’s biggest financial supporter in Washington is a Tesla-driving, self-proclaimed leftist and feminist from the suburbs bordering Microsoft. And in a poetic turn, his…

Vacationing to support Hillary: ‘camp-ation’

It’s not exactly a bull market for older white males, which many people would say is just fine. Some, now retired, pine for work. Some…

How the West keeps people of color out of national parks

For those concerned about why people of color stay away from our national parks in droves, here's a thought: It’s not just a history of…

Crowded field comes into focus in 7th Congressional District debate

In the first televised debate for one of Seattle’s biggest political prizes in a generation, six candidates vying to represent the area in the U.S. House of…

Fear of outsiders, racial tensions fueling Trump run, says WSU professor

The U.S. is currently in a new era of racial debate, in which xenophobia and fear of outsiders is having a clear moment. The rhetoric…

Trump is “toxic” at UW, say college Republicans

Only earlier this week, the University of Washington College Republicans were bracing for a contested political convention to determine their party’s standard bearer for the…

Washington among top 10 states for refugees

Seattle received a global visitor on Wednesday, here to talk about a hot topic in the United States and abroad: The world refugee crisis. Kelly…

Video: 5 takeaways from Washington’s big Bern day

After Bernie Sanders' weekend sweep of Washington, Alaska and Hawaii, we examine some of the takeaways from the Democratic caucuses and where the campaigns go…

Liberal fistfight: Behind the fiercest caucus since 2008

When it comes to presidential elections, the “Evergreen State” of Washington might as well take on a different nickname: the Everblue State, perhaps. Since 1988,…

The race for Jim McDermott’s seat: Establishment snoozefest or leftist uprising?

On Monday, long-time District 7 congressman (and noted part-time fishmonger) Jim McDermott announced that he would not seek a 15th term to Congress. The minor…

The most eager response to Jim McDermott’s retirement

Within seconds of Jim McDermott’s retirement announcement, the press releases were rolling in from local politicians, responding to the news. Key similarities emerged. The releases…