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Conservation and businesses: a basic carbon concept?

When the invitation to Forterra’s annual Conservation Awards Breakfast went out, it had an intriguing question attached to it:  What do Forterra, Pearl Jam, the…

Thanks to those who GaveBIG to Crosscut

Thanks, good folks, all 52 of you, who took advantage of the Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG day Wednesday to donate $7,486 to Crosscut. That net figure…

GiveBIG lets you help CrosscutBIG

Crosscut is participating in GiveBIG, an inspiring event that will boost the impact of your gift and help Crosscut to do its good work. Here's the…

What does Tom Douglas have in common with homeless women and children?

Stories — that’s what I always want to hear. And hear them I did on a recent Wednesday morning at Mary’s Place. Mary’s Place is a…

Ditch the car and flash your Undriver’s License

It all started eight years ago, when Julia Field was driving to a meeting and instead drove into the car ahead of her. ‘‘I wasn’t…

Advocacy in hard times: Lessons from the Occupy movement

These are telling snippets of conversations I have had with human service providers about the recession, the shredding social safety net, and local help for…

Seattle: more than ever a poetry center

You might be familiar with some of the area’s long-standing poetry establishments: Seattle Arts and Lectures hosts formal readings downtown, Copper Canyon Press produces collections…

Midday Scan: Amazon takes center stage for ‘Times’ series

Fast forward twenty years and imagine Jeff Bezos perched in his ziggurat-like office tower in Amazonia (nee south Lake Union.) Is Bezos Lionel Barrymore playing…

Green Acre Radio: Can coffee marketing boost rain garden movement?

Are coffee lovers a part of the solution to restore Puget Sound waters? Local roaster, Caffe Vita, hopes so. Ten percent of the purchase of its new…

Green Acre Radio: Aki Kurose’s middle schoolers learn healthy cooking

Come into the kitchen, the community kitchen, the smells are irresistible. Community Kitchens Northwest are part of a growing trend to make "scratch" cooking fun…

Japan’s survivors bring new dimension to Mariners’ opener

TOKYO — The novelty of a wee-hours, televised start to the Major League Baseball season across the world Wednesday stirred the passions of a hardy knot…

The Gates Foundation opens its gates, or a few windows

In February the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation opened its visitor center, and the public gained a clearer view of the wide-ranging work of the…

Crosscut turns 5; please help in this Spring Membership drive

One week hence is Crosscut's fifth anniversary of publishing. I admit to feeling pleased! Since we have just started our Spring Membership drive, I hope you…

Paul Allen’s most admirable philanthropic venture

Paul Allen's announced $300 million fresh contribution Wednesday to his Allen Institute for Brain Science continues the philanthropythat likely will leave his mark more importantly…

Saving Seattle’s glass house from stones

For many people, a conservatory is where Col. Mustard fell victim to a candlestick in the old board game Clue. For fans of the century-old…

Washington’s non-profit safety net dilemma

The Mount Baker Community Club is one of those essential Seattle structures that has provided a roof for many private non-profit organizations striving to raise…

Seattle’s global health powerhouses turn their attention to south King County

Morocco was the last place that Asma Bulale expected to spend her summer vacation when she started medical school. But several years ago, the 31-year-old…

Midday Scan: Tacoma’s fall from grace; the faulty titles of politicians; and poverty’s latest drug

The crown jewel of Pierce County is, as all other cities to some extent are, tarnished. On Tuesday the Tacoma City Council unanimously voted to…

Seattle budget’s Green House effect

The warmest winter getaway in Seattle is in jeopardy: The 100-year-old Volunteer Park Conservatory. Due to tight budgets, the city is re-looking at the historic…

How CityClub’s founding mothers made a better Seattle

It seems hard to believe today that just over 25 years ago, Seattle’s Rotary Club #4, the biggest club in the United States and one…

Komen’s climb-down brings elation at regional Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood's Kristen Glundberg-Prossor of Seattle was elated.  “We’re just thankful that they realized that politics should not come before women’s health,” she told Crosscut,…

Allen family: It was 20 years ago the Foundation began to give

Native American communities have again garnered support from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, according to an announcement about the most recent round of grants…

Komen cuts to Planned Parenthood hit Northwest

Because a Florida congressman demands an investigation of abortion spending, some 400 women in rural areas of Clallam County in Washington face the loss of…

Best of 2011: How Seattle grew itself a new ‘downtown’

Editor's Note: In the run-up to the new year, Crosscut is sharing ten days of its best stories from 2011, each with a different theme. Today…

KING-FM: Making the cut as a non-profit?

It’s been more than six months since Seattle’s Classical KING-FM switched from commercial to listener-supported operations.  Based on numbers provided by the station this week…