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School funding fix: Not even close, says McCleary lawyer

Can the new state budget live up to its hype of fixing Washington’s education woes? The plaintiff’s attorney in the Washington Supreme Court's 2012 McCleary…

At last: Seattle architecture crushes on color

Not too long ago, you could look around the metropolitan region and lament the absence of color in new buildings. It seemed as if everything…

They can pass a budget, but do WA lawmakers know their Beyonce?

It has been one hell of a month, hasn’t it? Washington narrowly avoided a state shut down, and it’s not only the legislators who are…

In nick of time, Legislature approves budget

With the approval of a new budget, Washington has managed to escape a state government shutdown. Barely. The Legislature passed its $43.7 billion budget for…

Budget deal: Seattle will pay to fund schools

If you’re a Seattle area resident, especially one who buys a lot online from out-of-state vendors and drinks bottled water, your state taxes are probably…

Murray truly done with mayor’s race: He supports Durkan

Despite dangling the possibility of a write-in campaign, Mayor Ed Murray has announced, for the second time, he will not seek re-election. Instead, in the ornate…

Money for homelessness: It’s a competition now

It’s been ten years since the City of Seattle has made providers of homeless services seriously compete for money. On Wednesday, the city announced that…

The hard truths about Seattle’s new homeless fix

For Tammi Lynn, property management is a family business. Her mom, her dad, her stepdad, her daughter, her niece — all of them, over the…

The tiny-house village that started a movement

Tucked into an industrial complex a few miles from Washington state’s capitol building in Olympia is a grassy field ringed by 30 tiny houses, each…

Part-time student, full-time homeless

*Michael carries his backpack nearly everywhere — a backpack so tightly bundled that he has to lean his weight on it so the zipper doesn’t…

In Olympia, lawmakers see the finish line

Democratic and Republican budget negotiators in Olympia reached a handshake deal Wednesday morning that they believe will head off a looming government shutdown. Few details…

At community colleges, who pays for tech upgrade fail? Students

Each year, a full-time Washington community college student pays an extra $115.56 for a long-planned upgrade of all the schools' computer software. The extra tuition…

New health care act would hit hard in rural areas

This story originally appeared in High Country News. On June 22, Republican leaders released a full draft of the Senate version of the new health care…

Charleena Lyles’ death sparks soul-searching, anger and tears

Days after the fatal police shooting of Charleena Lyles, the city continues to process its grief and outrage. A meeting in a downtown skyscraper is…

State shutdown could wreck your 4th — and a lot more

People going to state parks for the Fourth of July weekend are in line to take the first hit. If the Washington Legislature cannot pass…

We pay taxes for better police training, but it’s not being spent

The two King County Sheriff's deputies who shot and killed 23-year-old Renee Davis during a welfare check last October had each received 8 hours of…

Update: Religious group puts hold on award to Seattle Police

Update, 11:30 a.m., June 21: In a statement Wednesday morning, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle said that, in light of the shooting death of…

Did the cops really need to shoot Charleena Lyles?

As word spread of Charleena Lyles’ death Sunday, family and friends immediately began to question why, even if she had pulled a knife, officers needed to use their…

Seattle police shoot black woman; tensions run high

Hours after Seattle Police shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old African-American woman, in her Magnuson Park apartment, a growing group of people who described…

In a more crowded Seattle, Discovery Park provides a lesson

On a recent sunny weekend, I was standing in Discovery Park with two of the people most responsible for the existence of this gem of…

9-year-old wants to make Bigfoot state’s official ‘cryptid’

If any place can claim to be the official home to Bigfoot, it’s Washington state. That’s why Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, promises to keep…

Anti-Shariah rallies show something’s afoot in America

This story originally appeared on High Country News.  Kate Hurley stood on a street corner in Roseville, California, last Saturday with a giant American flag…

Feeling vindicated, Murray weighs new campaign

The man who accused Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing him in the 1980s withdrew his lawsuit Wednesday. The accuser, who was under age at…