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Mai Hoang

Central/Eastern Washington reporter, Crosscut

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Mai Hoang is the Central/Eastern Washington reporter for Crosscut, where she seeks to provide a broader perspective on what is happening east of the Cascades and the region's relationship with the rest of the state. Mai's stories for Crosscut cover a wide array of topics, including agriculture, politics and civic engagement, housing and business. Many of Mai's stories have been published in several Pacific Northwest news outlets. Mai has served as a panelist on KUOW's Week in Review, and is a past president of the Seattle Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association.

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Scheduled Appearances


What Washington Thinks of the Supreme Court

Crosscut Festival 2023
Tue May 2, 2023 | 9:00am

Before another momentous round of decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, Crosscut polled registered voters throughout Washington state to see what they think of the biggest items on this year’s docket, including affirmative action and trans rights. Let’s talk about the surprising results.


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Featuring: H. Stuart Elway, Mai Hoang

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About the Festival

The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.

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Celebrate the best of PNW community and culture while supporting public media. Enjoy a night of entertainment with a culinary tour of the region curated by premier chefs and restaurateurs, Hear from The Daily host Michael Barbaro, and bid on a unique items in a PBS and Northwest-themed auction.