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What’s next for Seattle’s ‘most dangerous street’?

The Seattle Department of Transportation reports stellar results from one of its most ballyhooed traffic “rechannelization” projects, on Rainier Avenue South in Columbia City and…

Races and ballot measures | Election Guide 2017

Election Guide 2017 Mayoral raceCandidates Mayoral raceYou vs. The Candidates BallotAll Races Who controls the state Legislature? How left should the Seattle City Council go?…

Mayoral candidates profiles | Election Guide 2017

Election Guide 2017 Mayoral raceCandidates Mayoral raceYou vs. The Candidates BallotAll Races Jenny Durkan jennyforseattle.com Experience In 2009, President Barack Obama named Durkan to be…

Quiz: You vs. the candidates | Election Guide 2017

Election Guide 2017 Mayoral raceCandidates Mayoral raceYou vs. The Candidates BallotAll Races How do your stances compare to those of the mayoral candidates'? Crosscut sent…

How WA farmers are safeguarding migrant workers

SKAGIT VALLEY, Wash. — The squeaky crunch of fresh kale leaves being picked breaks the early morning silence at Ralph’s Greenhouse vegetable farm, about 3…

State, Seattle take the opioid fight to court

Twelve-year-old Matthew Dennis of Kirkland fought leukemia in a Seattle area hospital with opioids being used to manage the pain through a drip IV. He…

Mayor: Control cops’ side jobs. Cops: See you in court.

In a move many in the city describe as long overdue, Mayor Tim Burgess announced Wednesday he intends to reshape how Seattle police officers secure…

King County sues to stop appeal of new youth jail

In May, the City of Seattle passed an ordinance to allow opponents of King County’s new Children and Family Justice Center — simply the Youth…

A decade of Seattle street protests

  If you wonder whether one person can still make a difference, consider the case of George P. Hickey. In 1989, Hickey, a middle-aged truck…

On climate, western governors pick up where Trump left off

This story originally appeared on High Country News. The governors of California and Washington traveled to New York City last week to send a strong,…

Can copper, gold save towns near Mount St. Helens?

This story originally appeared on KUOW/EarthFix. Mining operations almost always touch off environmental opposition. So, when there’s talk of an open-pit mine in the shadow of…

Mayor Burgess presents 2018 budget, both the good and the bad

In what will likely be his most important job of his 71 days as mayor, Mayor Tim Burgess delivered his proposal for Seattle's new budget to…

Worth millions: Seattle mayoral candidates discuss their wealth

In a neighborhood expensive even by Seattle standards, mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan’s partner, Dana Garvey, is building a house. When it’s finished, the couple will…

Another legislative loser: Hugo House in Seattle

Fiction writers — novelists, short storytellers and aspiring novices — tend to be white in Seattle. To Sonora Jha, Hugo House’s writer-in-residence, writers of color have…

The state with a big tax problem? Ours

Washington state’s vibrant and diverse economy doesn’t hint at it. Neither does Seattle’s red-hot construction and tech boom, nor the sheer wealth of some of…

After Trump, an uprising among women in rural Washington

This past March, two police officers were standing on either side of the entrance to the firehouse in White Salmon, giving out numbers to count…

AG Bob Ferguson sues Tacoma’s immigration jail

Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing the private prison company that runs Tacoma's Northwest Detention Center (NWDC), where hundreds of detainees are held awaiting immigration…

Just another immigrant here, Mr. Bannon

On a recent TV interview, Steve Bannon, former White House adviser and representative of the Force’s dark side, disputed the notion that America was a…

Seattle has a new new mayor: Tim Burgess

For the second time in five days, Seattle has a new mayor. Veteran City Councilmember Tim Burgess was appointed to the office Monday afternoon with a…

Can we save the orcas with … mud?

If we want more of our iconic but endangered black-and-white Puget Sound orcas, we might want to start by providing more mud. The same is…

Seattle gets a new mayor today

The tenure for Seattle’s first Asian-American mayor will likely end Monday, after only five days in the job. Mayor Bruce Harrell, who was sworn in…

How Murray’s resignation impacts the next mayor

First will come the emails. The moment either Cary Moon or Jenny Durkan is crowned mayor-elect in November, they will arrive by the hundreds, even thousands.…

Your fleece is contaminating our oysters

This story originally appeared on KCTS9/EarthFix. Sarah Dudas doesn’t mind shucking an oyster or a clam in the name of science. But sit down with her…