Thank you for a record-breaking Spring Member Drive!

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This is what grateful looks like. Crosscut staffers (left to right) Kate Harloe (kneeling), Sherry Larsen-Holmes, Alyssa Campbell, Tamara Power-Drutis, Marissa Brent-Tookey, Joe Copeland, Mary Bruno and Cambria Roth.

I have the best colleagues.

They’re at City Hall interviewing finalists for the vacant Seattle City Counsel seat. They're out wandering the streets looking at facadism and exploring why every new building seems to look the same. They’re under the dome breaking down and comparing state budget proposals. And they’re researching what it’s like to be female at the region’s leading tech companies.

They’re out there doing all this because of you.

During our Spring Member Drive, we set a bolder goal than ever before. And you came through for Crosscut. You contributed $52,000 — that's almost twice as much as any past Spring Member Drive! — and every penny will create more coverage of politics, tech, business, arts and culture here in the Northwest.

Because of your support, you’ll be seeing a lot more of Crosscut. Keep an eye out for the launch of our next Community Idea Lab; this time we're focusing on visions for the Northwest’s transportation future. Our new Tech Editor, who will be joining the team in May (public announcement coming soon) is dedicated to highlighting the truly fascinating research and innovation occurring in our region in a way that’s informative, understandable and compelling.

We've launched our new Civic Ambassador program, and we'll be recruiting community members to elevate the voices of their neighborhoods and make sure we’re covering the critical topics needed to catalyze change. And the transformation of our newsroom into election central has already begun, with ramped up coverage to help you make informed decisions this November.

We simply could not provide the in-depth coverage you read without your support. Thank you for being a part of this reader-supported, Northwest news family.


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About the Authors & Contributors

Tamara Power-Drutis

Tamara Power-Drutis is a writer, researcher and the former executive director of Crosscut.