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Amazon’s spheres are out of a dystopian nightmare

Every time I pass by the Amazon spheres at Seventh and Lenora, my mind wants to go to Buckminster Fuller. Instead, it goes to Bruce…

60 reasons to be optimistic about the Northwest’s future

Measuring and comparing courage is a difficult task. We’re reminded of this each time you — our readers — send us nominations for the Crosscut Courage…

A city slicker finds the ultimate place to unplug

I grew up on Puget Sound, where islands meant a chance of solitude and escape. I’ve long assumed such experiences required water, but I recently…

One woman’s quest to see all 59 national parks

Could this really be it? Going to work, staring into a computer screen for hours every day so I could have health insurance and pay…

A President Hillary Clinton could challenge Comcast, CenturyLink dominance

On Wednesday, Mayor Ed Murray joined 41 other mayors and city leaders in an open letter to the mayors of Chattanooga, TN and Wilson, NC.…

The hell with Seattle Process, advocates say. Fix homelessness.

When Barbara Poppe, the city’s hired consultant on all things homelessness, was in town last June, she cosigned a long-lived stereotype of the Seattle Process.…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

CID Block Party Six Asian Pacific Islander musicians headline this inaugural block party in Seattle’s Chinatown International District: Awkwafina, Shawn Wasabi, kero uno, Tele Fresco,…

Taming the Northwest’s beloved huckleberry

Despite his attempts, Nathan Tarlyn is a frustrated huckleberry picker. He ventures out, looking for the wild berry that's treasured throughout the Pacific Northwest, but…

Everett is Trump’s kind of town

In 2004, Sen. John Kerry, the Democratic presidential nominee, rallied a crowd of mostly white, working class supporters at what is now Everett’s Xfinity Arena.…

From WTO to Occupy: How activism changes the conversation

What do massive public actions like the globally significant protests against the World Trade Organization (WTO) in November of 1999 in Seattle really change? A…

Unearthing the T-Rex of Hell Creek

Luke Tufts and Jason Love have been digging up bones together for more than 15 years. Each spring they stuff boots, ski poles, rain coats,…

Point-counterpoint: Regulating factory farms

The agricultural industry is the nation’s largest polluter of rivers and streams according to the Environmental Protection Agency, and the reason areas like Whatcom County have some…

Seattle considers limits — or taxes — on Airbnb rentals

What does Airbnb have to lose with Seattle’s new proposed regulations on rentals? By one estimate, a lot. Last Thursday, the data-centric news website FiveThirtyEight…

Sorry, Trump, ‘political correctness’ has its benefits.

A GOP talking point of this election cycle is that “political correctness” is killing America. Donald Trump, who is passing through Puget Sound this week,…

Seattle considers limits — or taxes — on Airbnb rentals

What does Airbnb have to lose with Seattle’s new proposed regulations on rentals? By one estimate, a lot. Last Thursday, the data-centric news website FiveThirtyEight…

Seattle police lose over 2,000 dash-cam recordings

The Seattle Police Department and Seattle Information Technology say that some 2,000 in-car video recordings from July 13 and 14 have gone missing. The problem,…

Sorry, Trump, ‘political correctness’ has its benefits.

A GOP talking point of this election cycle is that “political correctness” is killing America. Donald Trump, who is passing through Puget Sound this week,…

Everett is Trump’s kind of town

In 2004, Sen. John Kerry, the Democratic presidential nominee, rallied a crowd of mostly white, working class supporters at what is now Everett’s Xfinity Arena.…

Point-counterpoint: Regulating factory farms

The agricultural industry is the nation’s largest polluter of rivers and streams according to the Environmental Protection Agency, and the reason areas like Whatcom County have some…

A city slicker finds the ultimate place to unplug

I grew up on Puget Sound, where islands meant a chance of solitude and escape. I’ve long assumed such experiences required water, but I recently…

From WTO to Occupy: How activism changes the conversation

What do massive public actions like the globally significant protests against the World Trade Organization (WTO) in November of 1999 in Seattle really change? A…

Taming the Northwest’s beloved huckleberry

Despite his attempts, Nathan Tarlyn is a frustrated huckleberry picker. He ventures out, looking for the wild berry that's treasured throughout the Pacific Northwest, but…

One woman’s quest to see all 59 national parks

Could this really be it? Going to work, staring into a computer screen for hours every day so I could have health insurance and pay…

The hell with Seattle Process, advocates say. Fix homelessness.

When Barbara Poppe, the city’s hired consultant on all things homelessness, was in town last June, she cosigned a long-lived stereotype of the Seattle Process.…

A President Hillary Clinton could challenge Comcast, CenturyLink dominance

On Wednesday, Mayor Ed Murray joined 41 other mayors and city leaders in an open letter to the mayors of Chattanooga, TN and Wilson, NC.…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

CID Block Party Six Asian Pacific Islander musicians headline this inaugural block party in Seattle’s Chinatown International District: Awkwafina, Shawn Wasabi, kero uno, Tele Fresco,…

60 reasons to be optimistic about the Northwest’s future

Measuring and comparing courage is a difficult task. We’re reminded of this each time you — our readers — send us nominations for the Crosscut Courage…

Seattle’s homeless crisis: Where do we go from here?

This is the final piece in a three-part series about the region’s homelessness crisis. Read parts 1 and 2 here and here. It has been…