Katie Wilson is the General Secretary of the Transit Riders Union, a Seattle-based organization advocating for improved public transit and other progressive urban issues. She is a contributing columnist covering local politics and urbanism.
Whether our present predicament will last months or years sidesteps important questions about capitalism.
In the state with the most regressive tax system in the country, the Seattle City Council is weighing options for taxing large corporations.
Less military gear, fewer officers, community investment. It all should be on the table.
Built around the principle of mutual aid, the Unemployed Citizens League organized to help the poor and influence local politics.
By pinning the destruction on white men, Durkan trivializes deep grievances and provides cover for police escalation.
From restaurant vouchers to universal basic income, here are some ideas for jump-starting our economic recovery.
With a COVID-19 vaccine still out of reach, stimulating the economy and slashing unemployment present an extraordinary challenge for lawmakers.
Emissions have fallen as more people stay home, and fossil fuels have taken a hit. We must keep the momentum going.
A new column from Crosscut Opinion will track the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
The pre-pandemic global economy was already fragile. With future COVID-19 outbreaks, Seattle could suffer even more.