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So how many #metoos is enough?

Somewhere out there is a magic number — a threshold that, once crossed, means that maybe Harvey Weinstein or Bill Cosby or the next as-yet-unnamed…

All Seattle workers deserve a retirement plan

As a small business owner who supports the landmark steps Seattle has taken to protect its workers in recent years, I was thrilled to recently…

Wolf recovery is something a divided WA can get behind

This story originally appeared on High Country News. A gray wolf looking for a home can’t do better than the state of Washington. That statement…

Take a knee? Why we need to rise up for the working class

The Vietnam War, Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s PBS masterpiece, offers fresh perspective on the origins of America’s Cold Civil War. The documentary spurred hope…

The good and very bad of Cantwell-backed energy bill

The Puyallup tribe has filed a lawsuit against Puget Sound Energy to stop a $275 million LNG facility in Tacoma. They argue that the LNG…

Amazon earned Seattle’s hostility

Amazon’s recent announcement that it plans to open a second headquarters “fully equal” to its Seattle campus has triggered a depressingly predictable flood of panic…

4 ways the Seattle City Council can actually hear us

Congratulations to the surviving City Council candidates — and listen up! The residents of Seattle want to know how you will listen to them —…

Letting Murray stay in office is turning a blind eye to abuse

Thirty-three years ago I was a sophomore in high school when one night, I sat up in bed crying. For some reason, I had just…

Tax my income and fix my city. Please.

I'm an engineer at one of our local tech companies, and I’m fortunate enough to qualify for the proposed income tax on Seattle’s affluent. Unlike…

Don’t be fooled: Health care repeal will hurt here

The Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, appeared on one of the Sunday ‎morning political talk shows this year and stated unequivocally that most Americans…

Affordable housing? It’s on Seattle’s wealthy

This story originally appeared on the South Seattle Emerald. When New York City fast food workers first hoisted the $15 minimum wage banner in late…

What we learn when we listen to students

Now is the time to listen to our students. Student voice is and has always been a powerful tool in leading educational change and leadership.…

Don’t let Trump kill Teach for America

When I think about how teachers make a difference for students, I consider a fifth grader I taught in Atlanta during my second year in…

On Earth Day, check your privilege

On the first Earth Day 47 years ago Saturday, some 20 million Americans marched to focus attention on the need to protect our environment. Here…

What Trump doesn’t get about salmon recovery

Across Washington, citizens and government officials have worked hard to craft and implement salmon recovery that makes sense for local communities. This collaborative process has…

How NEA dollars let one artist pay it forward

Ask artists about their inspiration or process and you could be a captive audience for some time. But ask about finances and you are likely…

Give Washington’s working people a (tax) break

As the deadline looms for the Legislature to fully fund public schools in our state, lawmakers, city and county officials, and community leaders are sharing…

Why Seattle should unload its fossil fuel investments

Given President Donald Trump’s intentions to dismantle all efforts to tackle climate change, it is vital that Seattle respond by doubling-down on policies that protect…

Want to fix infrastructure? Start with National Parks

As President Donald Trump works to make good on his pledge to repair America’s crumbling infrastructure, here’s a great place he can start: fixing America’s…

Patty Murray: I’ll vote no to Sessions and resist Trump

The day President Donald Trump announced he had picked Sen. Jeff Sessions to lead the Department of Justice, the phones in my office lit up.…

Fight ‘alternative facts’: Build a center for public media

Editors’ note: This guest opinion advocates for a center that could be of benefit to Crosscut, its sister organization KCTS 9 public television and their parent…

Safe injection works in Vancouver, and it can here

The Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, British Columbia, is infamous for its open-air drug markets. In recent years, heroin, the neighborhood’s traditional drug of choice, has…

The monster lurking behind school funding: an income tax

In this great state of ours, where so many people have so many diverse interests, there is one thing we can count on to unite…

4 ways the Legislature can make Washington greener

There isn’t really a way around it — the 2016 national election was a big change for our country’s political calculus. President-Elect Donald Trump has…

How to have a healthier University District — with more people

Seattle is recognized around the world as a leader in addressing climate change. We were one of the first cities in the nation to embrace…