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What if they close the viaduct — and the world doesn’t end?

The next two weeks of your life are going to be hell. The gates of the viaduct will be shut for (hopefully only) two weeks…

Charter schools suspending black students at high rates

Charter schools, which are new to Washington state, appear to be suspending African American students nationally at even higher rates than the traditional public schools whose…

Despite warnings, Seattle still dangerously unprepared for megaquake

When it comes to our pathetic lack of action on earthquake safety in some of our most-used buildings, you can’t really blame the infamous Seattle…

Environmental study leaves Longview coal port bloodied but still alive

From OPB/EarthFix Coal dust, greenhouse gas emissions, noise and traffic congestion are among the environmental impacts from the proposed coal export terminal in Longview, Washington, according…

Peaceful May Day march overshadowed by ‘black bloc’ protests

The once-a-year celebration of May Day in Seattle has for years now been two days in one — the permitted march for human and labor…

Whitman College ditches Missionaries mascot — part of a fresh look at the West

I recently returned from a 3,500-mile road trip through the American West. By western standards, that’s a jaunt: seven states, multiple national parks, Indian reservations…

Tax on business will fund new cops

Mayor Ed Murray’s got a plan to pay for 200 new cops by 2020. In a statement Thursday, the mayor announced he would expand the…

Sorry Sonics fans, the council made the right call

When the Seattle City Council rejected a proposal to sell off a section of Occidental Avenue to make way for a new sports arena, no one seemed more…

Following council vote, is Sonics arena dead?

Seattle City Council votes are very rarely a surprise. But coming into Monday’s meeting, councilmembers Lorena Gonzalez, Debora Juarez and Kshama Sawant had hardly murmured…

Communities of color should lead on environmental fight

In 1991, delegates from around the country came together in Washington, D.C., with representatives from Puerto Rico, Canada, the Marshall Islands, and Central and South America…

Can a millennial mayor save Kurt Cobain’s dying hometown?

This story originally appeared in High Country News. Follow Route 101 through northwest Washington, and you’re sure to see it — the welcome sign outside…

Alvin Ailey tells the African American story through dance

For 58 years, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) has been reflecting and preserving the African American experience by telling and re-telling its stories through theatrical dance. The company’s namesake, Alvin Ailey, who died…

The virtual reality revolution starts here

I walked out of the Beijing airport last week, a bit lost. I didn’t know how to hail a cab or get help with my…

What’s happening with GiveBIG?

You deserve great journalism. That’s why we’ve assembled a team of feisty, skeptical, solutions-oriented journalists at Crosscut to tell the stories our region needs to…

40,000 miles of open ocean — and a boat full of rookies

The biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race puts total novices aboard some of the fastest sailboats on the sea. Two have died this year…

How economics turned NW coal ports into the walking dead

Those dominos just keep falling. Not so long ago, it seemed as if every time you turned around, somebody new was proposing to ship fossil…

Are Seattle schools prepared for heroin epidemic?

If there was an easy-to-use drug that virtually brought people back from the dead, wouldn’t you keep it close at all times? Naloxone – which can…

9 things to do in Seattle this weekend: Mom Edition

Things to do with mom It's Mother's Day on Sunday, so don't forget to call your mom! If you'd like to take it one step…

The virtual reality revolution starts here

I walked out of the Beijing airport last week, a bit lost. I didn’t know how to hail a cab or get help with my…

Sorry Sonics fans, the council made the right call

When the Seattle City Council rejected a proposal to sell off a section of Occidental Avenue to make way for a new sports arena, no one seemed more…

Can a millennial mayor save Kurt Cobain’s dying hometown?

This story originally appeared in High Country News. Follow Route 101 through northwest Washington, and you’re sure to see it — the welcome sign outside…

What’s happening with GiveBIG?

You deserve great journalism. That’s why we’ve assembled a team of feisty, skeptical, solutions-oriented journalists at Crosscut to tell the stories our region needs to…

Whitman College ditches Missionaries mascot — part of a fresh look at the West

I recently returned from a 3,500-mile road trip through the American West. By western standards, that’s a jaunt: seven states, multiple national parks, Indian reservations…

Communities of color should lead on environmental fight

In 1991, delegates from around the country came together in Washington, D.C., with representatives from Puerto Rico, Canada, the Marshall Islands, and Central and South America…

Your official GiveBIG cheatsheet

A guide to your ideal day to support Crosscut(nudge nudge) and the other non-profits you know and love.

Following council vote, is Sonics arena dead?

Seattle City Council votes are very rarely a surprise. But coming into Monday’s meeting, councilmembers Lorena Gonzalez, Debora Juarez and Kshama Sawant had hardly murmured…

Peaceful May Day march overshadowed by ‘black bloc’ protests

The once-a-year celebration of May Day in Seattle has for years now been two days in one — the permitted march for human and labor…

Despite warnings, Seattle still dangerously unprepared for megaquake

When it comes to our pathetic lack of action on earthquake safety in some of our most-used buildings, you can’t really blame the infamous Seattle…

Environmental study leaves Longview coal port bloodied but still alive

From OPB/EarthFix Coal dust, greenhouse gas emissions, noise and traffic congestion are among the environmental impacts from the proposed coal export terminal in Longview, Washington, according…

What if they close the viaduct — and the world doesn’t end?

The next two weeks of your life are going to be hell. The gates of the viaduct will be shut for (hopefully only) two weeks…