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Macklemore and Sounders “BreakUp4Good” at Goodwill

The Goodwill on Westlake Avenue is a bit trendier than the others, with a sleek, spare sign that resembles the storefront of Urban Outfitters or…

What a way to go. Woodland Park packs off its elephants.

On Wednesday, without announcement or ado, the Woodland Park Zoo packed Bamboo and Chai, its two remaining elephants, off to the Oklahoma City Zoo. There…

Newly formed Community Housing Caucus issues recommendations for housing ‘emergency’

A coalition organized by Speaker of the Washington State House Frank Chopp this afternoon issued a set of recommendations for solving what Councilmember Kshama Sawant…

HIV spared my daughter. How we can spare the next generation.

I can still recall the helpless feeling when I was told at 26 years old that I had AIDS. My 3-year-old daughter was born uninfected.…

A different voters guide: Reading is just the start

As elections matter more, voters seem to become more frustrated and overwhelmed with the process. Voter turnout for the primary election earlier this year was…

Help for African agriculture: Some question the Gates role

Daniel Maingi weighs his words carefully. In Seattle to challenge the Gates Foundation's Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa or AGRA, which invests in…

Across borders, foster care youth ask: What’s missing?

When David Inglish was first displaced from his biological family and put into foster care, he asked the police officer who was taking him to…

Harry Hoffman, 61, a man of passions for urban farming, housing assistance and soccer

A good friend has died, and with his passing, the Seattle of big ideas and quiet courage is just a little diminished. Harry Hoffman was…

Changes go way beyond the seasonal at the Bellevue Botanical Garden

Things change, and gardens are no exception. But I wasn’t expecting the magnitude of change at the Bellevue Botanical Garden when I approached the entrance along Main Street…

Steve Scher’s KUOW disappearing act

When the longtime and popular KUOW radio host Steve Scher up and quit suddenly last week, the rapidity and surprise of the event naturally raised eyebrows.…

Lifelong strengthens nonprofit workforce with $15 minimum wage

At local nonprofit Lifelong, my co-workers and I believe that our clients should get the best and most reliable services possible. We also believe that…

Ramps to Nowhere: Now we’re getting Somewhere

The Montlake "ramps to nowhere" just got some good news. The mementoes of a fierce political fight are slated for destruction, some coming down as…

Bulldozing Seattle’s tradition of protest

Of all of Seattle's civic battles of the past 50 years, perhaps the most epic and least likely to succeed was the uprising against freeways…

Hunger Action Week: A time for learning, too

Today marks the beginning of United Way of King County’s Hunger Action Week. A year ago, our family took part in the Food Stamp Challenge,…

City Council: Don’t let posturing distract from priorities

These are trying times to be a member of the Seattle City Council. First, the change to district council elections in 2015 has created great…

2013’s #8 Most-Read: How city wastes light rail in SE Seattle

It might not be obvious what bowties, vacant lots and urban transit have to do with each other. But they all coalesced in a coincidence of…

Remembering Mandela

Editor's note: Nelson Mandela died Thursday. This story was originally published on Saturday to mark World AIDS Day. I missed two opportunities to meet Nelson…

A new model for millennial philanthropy?

On Saturday night, about 100 people are expected to gather in a Greek revival mansion on Capitol Hill for a dinner that will resemble a…

12 landmarks of Seattle’s future

We've got the Space Needle, the P-I Globe — even a historic sewer line in the Arboretum — as current official Seattle landmarks. But, what…

The elephants in the room: Woodland Park’s see-no-evil campaign

Last spring, animal-welfare advocates feared a whitewash when Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo launched an “independent” review of its controversial elephant program. Under the moniker Friends…

Courage Awards: And the nominees are …

In the interest of keeping things transparent, we're sharing the list of Courage Award nominees submitted by Crosscut's readers. You all know and interact with…

Remembering Bill Henningsgaard and his goals for children

What is lost when someone in your community, a quiet and thoughtful leader, dies? On Friday afternoon that question kept returning to me after news…

Fostering Resilience

Back in the mid-1980s, a physician working with obese patients in San Diego discovered something unexpected: The people making progress with his weight loss program…

‘Melting Bodies': 340 crowdfunders, one developer & 3,000 pounds of wax

On a warm summer evening this past Saturday, a formerly vacant Belltown storefront was transformed into a temporary art gallery for the opening of the one…

Introducing the Crosscut Courage Awards

Crosscut today is proud to announce the creation of the region's first "Courage Awards," which will recognize bold leadership in business, culture and public service. Winners…