Seattle

Sawant forum to tackle Capitol Hill’s anti-LGBTQ crime spike

Capitol Hill has long been seen as Seattle’s most LGBTQ-friendly neighborhood. However, a spike in bias-driven crime toward members of the LGBTQ community has many…

Guest Opinion: Can Seattle police help South Park?

(Editor’s note: South Park resident Jeff Hayes sent an email to neighbors and several groups, including Crosscut, after a woman’s body was found there Feb.…

City Council takes first step toward a comprehensive privacy plan

The Seattle City Council unanimously approved a set of principles Monday to guide how city departments collect, hold and use private information. The principles, envisioned as…

Guest Opinion: Will Seattle take a stand on, or a cut of the Arctic drilling action?

Not long ago, Seattle’s business, environmental, labor, education and multicultural leaders, led by the Chamber of Commerce, crafted a “Shared Regional Vision of Sustainable Prosperity”.…

Wrecking balls gone wild: Biggest heritage losses of the year

Every year, I collect some of the worst failures in heritage and historic preservation on the Pacific Northwest. This edition focuses on some disturbing trends…

Mayor Murray’s new plans for more Seattle transparency, equity

Since Edward Murray was sworn in as the 53rd Mayor of Seattle, he’s been a man on fire, overseeing the passage of measures to increase…

The West Seattle jewelry artist too bold for his own hometown

Three years ago, Seth Damm fell in love with 200 yards of raw cotton rope. The softness and beauty of the glowing-white material instantly enticed…

Podcast: Why are black, queer and trans youth more at risk for homelessness?

Last year's Count Us In survey, a daylong census of homeless and unstably housed youth and young adults in King County, found that 32 percent…

Seattle’s new plan to eliminate traffic deaths

Seattle officials launched a new program today to eliminate all traffic deaths and serious injuries in the city by 2030. Vision Zero — a collaboration…

The Weekend List: SAM’s Native American art cache, Cat Stevens sing-a-long & a 6-hr Moore music marathon

* Denotes items that are $15 or less Seattle Asian American Film Festival * I’ve been a fan of this festival for years. Back then,…

Senator takes a new shot at Bertha tunnel work

Sen. Mike Baumgartner, R-Spokane, is taking a second swing at Bertha. And this time, he's got a lot more company. Baumgartner introduced a bill Wednesday…

Mayor wants parks nominee to pursue equity

Mayor Ed Murray says he wants to bring Jesus Aguirre from Washington D.C. to lead the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department toward more social justice and service…

Eye-opening study: Seattle is becoming an urban bedroom community

With the cranes gathered on the skyline and a new city comprehensive plan in the works, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray decided it was time to…

The end of everything: The Harvard Exit takes its final bow

The Harvard Exit marquee read: “The Theory of Everything.  Last Day January 8.” Above it, film spooled through the V of its familiar logo. On…

Police privacy law complicates plan for body cameras

On Wednesday afternoon, in a meeting of the public safety, civil rights and technology committee at Seattle City Hall, little known police intelligence auditor Mark…