An exploration of the transformational events and movements that are creating a new normal in our society, as told by reporters on the ground in the Pacific Northwest.
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Early in the pandemic, many teachers and administrators gave student well-being priority over academic performance. Some never stopped.
Rates of depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and behavioral crises have risen during the pandemic. Are schools equipped for the needs they now face?
Having remote classes in the early part of the pandemic was difficult. But for some teachers, it has been a revelation.
For some students and educators, the school shutdowns offered a break from the racism they typically experienced at school.
In the midst of the pandemic and in the wake of 2020 protests against racism, one group of students in Washington state pressed for real change … and achieved it.
For some families, the pandemic provided an opportunity to better understand how their children learn.
The city spent a decade working to reform its police department. Then, the turmoil of 2020 started a new movement.
The debate over public safety is filled with disagreements, but almost everyone agrees on one thing: We need another option for people in crisis.
Seattle police have undergone additional training to better respond to people in crisis, but they still end up killing some of those people.
Cities searching for ways to handle crisis calls without police are reaching out to CAHOOTS in Eugene, Oregon.
They say public safety concerns can be addressed through scaling up other forms of support, like schooling and training.
More than 6 months after first pledging to rethink public safety, city leaders face opposition. What’s next?
Crosscut reporter Melissa Santos gave birth during a global crisis. Her son will grow up in a society transformed by upheaval.
The pandemic has shuttered restaurants and shops, many permanently. What will replace them?
Coronavirus has placed new demands on the death care industry. One removal technician tells us how procedures, and rituals, are changing.
As the pandemic pushes many states toward mail-in balloting, they're calling Washington state for help.