Amid calls for her resignation, Jenny Durkan can take cold comfort in the fact that she’s not the first to struggle in the job.
The idea of airships delivering provisions to the 1897 Alaskan gold fields gave rise to global sightings of fantastical flying machines.
Seattle's 'Ramps to Nowhere,' built 50 years ago to feed an imagined expressway, are finally coming down.
Escaping a racist Oregon law, a man named George Bush became one of Washington’s most important homesteaders.
How a race between rival crews brought Native and UW paddlers closer to the sport — and each other.
Sir Thomas Beecham came to conduct the Seattle Symphony and uttered a sentence that has never been forgotten.
After another pandemic swept through the United States 100 years ago, attempts were made to return to normal. It was a hard sell.
A rare photograph shows President Kennedy's 1961 detour under an unfinished Space Needle.
The deadly Centralia Tragedy saw conflict between the Wobblies and the American Legion — and left behind a debated legacy.
The Pacific Coast’s only indigenous oyster, the Olympia, was eaten into near-extinction. It could be making a comeback.
Here's what we learned about Pacific Northwest history from Crosscut's Knute Berger — and our readers — in 2019.
30 years in the making, plus $10.4M in marketing, the apple still isn’t for everyone — and that’s okay.
Locals looked to dirigibles, blimps and airships long before Boeing landed.
Awkward political conversation was also on the menu.
In a new epic poem, the author of “Snow Falling on Cedars” encourages readers to enjoy the journey out and the turnaround.
The first city-sanctioned historic landmark on campus is going for a gold-medal makeover.