Public records and interviews with officials and advocates reveal why cancer is a growing cause of death for an aging prison population.
A Vancouver high school has had a “Chieftan” mascot since the 1960s. Students who've criticized it hope the latest challenge will be the last.
Facing pressure from environmental justice groups, the governor prohibits utilities from cutting off residential water, power and phone service.
The new graphic novel from Fantagraphics sets mad science and social commentary in a familiar landscape.
It looks as if Loren Culp will be the Republican candidate for governor, while Democrat Marilyn Strickland was leading the race for an open seat in Congress.
While homicides and suicides in prison get the most press, Washington prisoners are more likely to die of untreated or undertreated illness.
Katie Wilson, a contributing columnist, is the General Secretary of the Transit Riders Union.
The mayor's unexpected move comes at a time when people and businesses desperately need the help.
Antonio M. Oftelie, a past commissioner on the Commission on the Future of Policing In Ireland, is executive director of Leadership for a Networked World at Harvard University.
Lasting change in policing and public safety will not flow from feel-good funding shifts. Social services must be transformed, too.
Jeremiah Bourgeois, a legal scholar and formerly incarcerated person, is a columnist for The Crime Report.
The young lives of James and Jerome Taafulisia were beset by poverty and neglect when they committed their violent crimes. So was mine.
When China introduced its new national security law, leaders in the U.S. voiced outrage. The Nation's Wilfred Chan tells us why he believes their words ring hollow.
The candidate says his plan can save the economy and the environment while addressing racial injustices. Policy expert Leah Stokes tells us how it's supposed to work.
The senator introduced the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act last month. Now she's working to get it passed.
Reader-driven questions answered by Crosscut.
As Hugo House's new writer in residence, Ruth Joffre is exploring empathy and being Latinx.
Tuesday's results will narrow the field in dozens of races, including for governor and an open seat in Congress.
Crosscut columnist Katie Wilson digs into our impending economic collapse and whether returning to "normal" is possible — or desirable.
The rugged cliffs, grasslands and forests abutting Washington's longest wild river are now protected havens for salmon, goats and bears.
Members of the city council are proposing cutting about 100 police jobs and creating a new public safety department.
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If Jay Inslee collects less than 45% in the primary, a GOP candidate may have a shot at winning the governorship in November’s general.
John Carlson is a contributing columnist covering politics in Seattle and Washington state.
The pandemic made a global economic slowdown much worse. Maybe it’s time to rethink a system based on endless growth.
The Washington senator and former preschool teacher wants to get families much-needed relief.
Bruce Fuller, professor of education and public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, is author of Standardized Childhood.