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Best of 2015: The untold story of Seattle’s racist mayor

This week Crosscut is running some of our best stories of the year, as selected both by our writers and by popularity with readers. We will…

Remembering the West Coast’s ugly anti-immigrant era

This is part of a series of Crosscut stories discussing race in the Puget Sound region. Led by Donald Trump, the GOP presidential candidates are…

The untold story of Seattle’s racist mayor

This is part of a series of Crosscut stories discussing race in the Puget Sound region. The legacy of the Civil War is in the…

Footprints in the NW sand: Perhaps 13,000 years old

Fats Domino was famously "walking to New Orleans." No one knows where the people who left footprints on British Columbia's Calvert Island were walking. They…

Hate-Filled Zone: The racist roots of a Northwest secession movement

For much of our history, the Pacific Northwest has been remote physically and psychologically. We’re a place people come to when they want to escape,…