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Washington state should embrace freight rail

A recent recommendation from the Washington state energy council to reject the expansion of Port of Vancouver speaks to a profound anti-business mentality by a vocal…

Alexa, fix Seattle

Seattle has a lot of problems, but nothing technology won’t fix, right? Amazon has transformed the city. The company’s founder, Jeff Bezos, is now the…

Is I-940 a path to reducing police shootings?

The police action was tragic, fatal, possibly unnecessary. But was it malicious? Probably not. Take your pick: In Ferguson, Missouri, people rioted in the streets…

State water project could get boost from Congress

A pair of Washington lawmakers are trying to fast-track the construction of new dams and reservoirs. Their bill would also push forward a long-sought water…

Employees shocked as City Light CEO is ousted

In a surprise, even to employees of Seattle City Light, Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday Larry Weis, the CEO and General Manager of the massive…

After months of rumor, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole stepping down

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole is leaving her post as head of the state's largest police department at the end of the year, handing the reins to Deputy…

Are restaurants cheating on sales taxes?

When a Bellevue restaurant owner pleaded guilty this summer to using illegal software to cheat on his state sales taxes, it was the tiniest tip of a…

Tens of thousands Native children stand to lose healthcare

Congress has yet to reenact the Children’s Health Insurance Program and states will soon run out of funds to prop up the program. That will…

#StartUpsSoWhite — So these entrepreneurs are breaking barriers

On a Wednesday night at Seattle’s Impact Hub, a contemporary co-working space in downtown Seattle, the food and drinks are flowing as the DJ sets…

Former WA aides reflect on sexual harassment in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Years ago, Shawna Meechan was working in her first job after college, as a policy aide to Washington state Congressman Adam Smith in…

Make a move? City Light lagging on thousands of customer records

Every fall, just as thousands of University of Washington students settle in to their new residences, Seattle City Light gets a wave of requests to…

McCleary is over. Now what? Strategy

It’s over. The seemingly endless McCleary court case is done. In return for a final, $1 billion boost to next year’s budget for K-12 educator…

VR artist: ‘You need to see disabled people as people’

Virtual reality, or VR, can transport people to places they never imagined they’d visit. It can make art and other life experiences — from hiking…

What divides Washingtonians? It’s complicated

When it comes to political divides in Washington State, the fault lines are real. Most notably in what we think of as the Cascade Divide:…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Georgetown Trailer Park Bizarre Bazaar Every weekend, Georgetown Trailer Park Mall can be found in an unassuming parking lot off Airport Way, a collective of…

Trump’s census plans should worry us here

There are certain things we just expect from our government. Safe drinking water, working street lights and timely help from first responders. Likewise, we simply…

Whitman ‘Massacre’: Are we past the whitewashing of history?

Marcus Whitman was a Protestant missionary who might have faded into historical obscurity had not he, his wife Narcissa, and 11 others been killed by…

Pulitzer-winning playwright takes on Trump

Robert Schenkkan has dug deeply into the American past in his award-winning plays, some of which originated in his former home base of Seattle. But…