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2011 | December
Thanks, good people: Crosscut has met its year-end fundraising goal
What will we find, should we dare delve, awaiting us in 2012?
Why Portland begat 'Portlandia' and Seattle stopped being funny
Weekend Tech Scan: PlayOn and PlayLater offer TV and films, no TV set needed
Best of 2011: Jonathan Raban's lonely journeys
Best of 2011: Redeeming Chief Leschi
Best of 2011: The fragile state of Washington's ferries
Best of 2011: How Seattle grew itself a new 'downtown'
Midday Scan: NW Year in Review
UW defensive statistics may cause future shock, too
Love leads us into mystery: Raising a child with Asperger's
Best of 2011: Scientists zero in on culprits behind Puget Sound water problems
Best of 2011: Where there's smoke, there's sickness
Best of 2011: Would a Washington state coal port mean a damn thing to the environment?
Let it rain! says a California transplant
Midday Scan: The redistricting edition
Best of 2011: What would real reform of Seattle police practices look like?
Best of 2011: Seattle elections: still too much bland leading the bland
Best of 2011: Can neighborhoods matter again in McGinn's Seattle?
Winter eating: beyond kale sandwiches
When will insurers pay for alternative medicine?
Re-kindling that old house romance
Redistricting commission finally draws the lines
Midday Scan: A new UW model; 2011's worst political gaffes; still no cheap liquor
That was the year that brought questions: 2011
New Orleans is from Venus, Seattle is from....
Best of 2011: A Biblical parable for Occupy Seattle: the issue is fairness
Best of 2011: Can Occupy protests galvanize Obama?
Belltown and Brooklyn: How Seattle misses having kids in an urban center
Midday Scan: Horsey looks back; Connelly critiques Obama on environment; tolls, tolls, tolls
Best of 2011: A new world in South King County
Best of 2011: Sick suburbs, expiring exurbs
Olive oil's secret: Not enough real virgins
Dewey beats Stassen: Republicans hold a real debate
McKenna rails against sex ads (but doesn't notice who has them)
Best of 2011: The sorry state of Seattle's streets
Best of 2011: Why is Seattle so hostile to its bicyclists?
Wolf refuges: Behind the chain link fence
Seattle, where happiness has official backing
Best of 2011: Allen takes a close look at himself and others
Best of 2011: Climbing out of homelessness, to Mount Rainier
12 good things that happened the past year
More than cost determines housing affordability
Best of 2011: Low income? No farmers market for you
Best of 2011: Farmers to Monsanto: Save our seeds
Midday Scan: Face the tolls or trolls will bring tickets; Reichert goes with Tea Party crowd
Best of 2011: Glittering Vancouver is now the poverty capital of Canada
Best of 2011: Machu Picchu? Not the best spot in its neighborhood
Solar cooking works, from sunny Brazil to Seattle
A Dickensian tale for rebuilding the economy
Midday Scan: McGinn gets religion; Serial killer's 'victim' reappears; Too fat for the ferry
Best of 2011: Why does Seattle have so many bleak public spaces?
Best of 2011: James Corner's waterfront plans: Get the editing pencil
What's wrong with ignoring tourism? Just ask Italy
Mountain, deer, infant: the elusive nature of the sacred
Is there a leader for the police issue?
Midday Scan: Plastic bag saga just starting? What will police drive?
Crosscut needs your help in its year-end drive
White House Christmas tree: best if it's not from Washington
The best Northwest books of 2011
Washington history: Boring no more
Want to do the crime but not the time in Washington? Be white
SAM puts two exciting acquisitions on view
Intiman's last call for funding
Midday Scan: Losing plastic bags? Fine. But losing David Horsey? Oh, no
One scene among million Washington residents lacking health insurance
Remembering Vaclav Havel on a 'Hey Jude' kind of night
Density is your friend, Roosevelt
Greyhound may test Seattle's commitment to mass transportation
Midday Scan: Police dodging; Legislature pockets school funds; Newt and NW
Lowe's welcomes Muslims in its stores, but not on reality TV
DOJ probe raises deeper issues, starting with D.C.'s drug war
Two big shockers for Seattle schools and cops
Ex-prisoners give incarcerated parents' kids holiday treat
Feds are key to sustainable development
Green Acre Radio: Teaching sustainability to Seattle's student chefs
Rail to Ballard: Nice idea, but didn't somebody already think of that?
Weekend tech scan: Google TV's flagship system may be dead, but it's still a great deal
How natural gas planners pulled a quick one on Oregon
Midday Scan: Forceful report on police; pay as you go for initiatives?
Seattle Weekender: a busy but less structured time
Gregoire presents early Christmas present to reformers
Seattle's naughtier 'Nutcracker' flaunts class amidst nudity
Where there's smoke, there's sickness
The Legislature adjourns - and kicks the tough questions down the road, again
New dance films evoke time and place
Midday Scan: Special session flickers out; Bipartisan medicare reform?; The Barefoot Bandit's PTSD
Seattle, state's rail growth faces mud on the tracks
'Wisemen': the perfect antidote to Nutcracker fatigue
The colors of Christmas
Seattle spiritual leader releases account of alleged police brutality
What is the Legislature's thinking in ending its session?
Midday Scan: Allen as the next Elon Musk; WaMu gets off easy; OR gives up on the job hunt
Midweek Tech Scan: Xbox updates offer a look into the future
When it comes to salmon, tribes get creative
Halfway through his term, can McGinn still make the grade?
Seattle process: Neighbors diverge on a diversion facility
Midday Scan: Boeing's early Christmas present; Seattle Schools' debt crisis; Oregon's newest celebrity
When in Rome: tips for dining in a new city
Electoral races in 2012 look tough for Democrats
Crosswalk carnage: Why do cops still ignore drivers who won't yield?
Is new Seattle theater district just a label?
Why the payroll tax fight matters
Midday Scan: Inslee's inconvenient truth; Locke tells truth in China; school's junk food policy doubted
Big news on climate, except in the papers
Elizabeth Warren leaves Seattle Democrats the gift of narrative
Naming Pioneer Square's alleys
Newt and the newts: Meet the amphibian behind the man
Legislature likely to leave some pink slips before holidays
Occupy action at Seattle port: going ahead without union support
Green Acre Radio: Plastic bag ban heats up in Seattle
Big guy: Liquor changes will hurt little guy wine shops
Weekend Tech Scan: Tablets - It's time to get one
Midday Scan: Everett's pulpy heartache; Larsen's Twitter debacle; Liquor takes a legal hit
Low-income? No farmers markets for you
New ideas for the Intiman building: Be very afraid!
A multifaceted art exhibit meriting the 'visions' in its name
More pressure on M's to land a Prince
Seattle Weekender: Possums, stand-up, and festive wooden boats
What would a euro breakup mean for the Pacific Northwest?
Midday Scan: The Boeing-Machinist marriage; Obama's no Teddy; Special session blues
Lummi Nation raises its profile on coal port plan
This year's best holiday show: a sparkling, Christmas-free 'Cinderella'
A new world in South King County
Bucket lists distract us from life's meaning
Local theater company seeks to curb child sexual abuse
Midweek Tech Scan: can Google help save Seattle's indie bookstores?
Midday Scan: Viaduct museum; see you in court over liquor jobs; Kalakala's 'significance'
A flurry of provocative dance engages both eyes and minds
Occupy needs a lesson on financing the public good
Bad goat: when should the feds have shot the killer?
Book captures soaring views of North Cascades in winter
QB can be a wandering life: witness Jake Heaps
Midday Scan: Coveting tribes' gains; looking busy in Olympia; Everett probers
Wars' painful legacies, from Pearl Harbor to Afghanistan
University of Oregon blows its innovation chance
In Occupy movement, religion and politics mix
Visiting in Holland, a view of a crisis
Seattle's Watershed Opera presents modernized, family-friendly arias
Midday Scan: Reardon's lame excuses; the Canada conundrum; a farewell to Joan Thomas
Obama talks of turning point for Indians, but which direction?
Sequim mastodon creates mystery about the first humans here
Soaring Hanford costs raise new clean-up questions
Spook cinema: The night I met "the man nobody knew"
Later closing hours? Make the bars pay for them.
Regionalism sounds good but the reality is messy
Marshawn Mania: Oh, how Seattle loves the human tsunami
Midday Scan: Metro OK's 'Buy Local', Tacoma Narrows photo tolling, Alaska is melting
How ranchers won a battle against tar sands oil line
What's not to like about trade? Seattle wonders
Mitt Romney, new urbanist?
Seattle's 5 best bets for the holiday season
KING-FM: Making the cut as a non-profit?
Tribes, Obama meeting under shadow of hard times
Seattle Weekender: Chick Corea, hadron colliders, and beer, beer, beer
Midday Scan: Boeing and union together again; Nick Hanauer on the rich as squirrels