The pandemic has made a bad situation worse: a backlog of people in jail who shouldn’t be.
When sisters Geraldine Williams and Christine Enick died, Tulalip youth lost generations of language, tradition and knowledge.
Journalist Charles R. Cross tells us what live music has done for this city, and what could happen if local venues don’t see any economic relief.
State Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, and U.S. Rep, Denny Heck both are seeking to become the second-in-line to Washington's governor.
Plus, picks for the Earshot Jazz Festival.
The state’s second-in-command seat is open. Watch the full debate from Oct. 22 here.
Kimberly Goode is a Seattle-based writer who enjoys the outdoors and delicious ice cream.
In this long season of loss, I've learned to search for beauty in the everyday.
Katie Wilson, a contributing columnist, is the General Secretary of the Transit Riders Union.
21st century anti-trust activity targets the companies that mine our data and control so much of our digital infrastructure.
Omari Salisbury is the founder of Converge Media.
Converge Media's Omari Salisbury on the importance of journalism for, and by, the city's Black community.
Michael Kirk, the director of ‘The Choice,’ tells us what the candidates’ responses to tragedy tells us about how they will lead.
Elie Mystal tells us why expanding the court isn’t an outlandish idea and how it might work.
Reader-driven questions answered by Crosscut.
Nathan Chan talks about his pandemic pick-me-ups, Yo-Yo Ma and TikTok.
The states’ online portals won’t invalidate your original paper ballot — even if malicious actors try to do so from afar.
In an age of increasing economic insecurity, should we strengthen the social safety net, or transcend it?
Crosscut asked seven writers to reflect on the institutions that define our government — and, crucially, allow citizens to participate in it.
Washington state experts and lawmakers warn that undoing the last four years of immigration policy requires more than just a new president.
At all levels of government, the state has made stunning increases in representation. But much work remains to build a democracy that reflects us all.
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Olgy Diaz, a board member of the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington, is a longtime government affairs and political campaign professional.
Most new jobs in our state require higher education. But public schooling is about more than social mobility.
Dr. Edwards Lange is the president of Seattle Central College.
Often ignored or faced with barriers, young voters this year have turned out in higher numbers than 2016, 2017 and 2019.
Cinthia Illan-Vazquez is the co-executive director for Policy and Program at the Washington Bus.