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George Washington owned slaves. Should we rename the state?

Our American legacy of slavery and racism is being wrestled with everywhere. We’ve gone from demanding removal of the Confederate flag to rethinking the Star…

4 fixes for Washington’s foster-care crisis

This story is part of a series produced by InvestigateWest for KCTS 9 and Crosscut about the crisis facing Washington’s foster care system. Start reading here.…

Carbon tax would hit working people hard

My whole life I’ve been an advocate for social justice and for the rights of working people. Whether it was on the job as an…

Debate rages over homeless camps in Seattle

The homelessness debate in City Hall has recently become a war of words. What is a suitable or unsuitable location to camp? What is safe…

Playing with fire: Inside Seattle’s fire-dancing scene

Real estate agents, circus performers, teachers, and software engineers — while the groups might not have much in common in their day-to-day lives, every other Wednesday…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Bridge Over Mud The performers here include a train — yes, an actual train — on 195-feet of elevated tracks outfitted with mirrors and cameras…

At these schools, the classroom is the outdoors

This story first appeared on EarthFix. When 3-year-old Charlie McGlynn-Wright was born, her parents felt pressured to immediately start looking for a preschool. Their search confirmed…

As nation erupts, Seattle moves toward police reform

As citizens of Charlotte took to the streets and NFL football players took to their knees, a different, quieter battle of police reform has been…

‘Safety’ initiative aims to force hotels to unionize

Crosscut is publishing articles presenting varying perspectives on the general election's ballot measures. Hotels are stewards of our hospitality community and represent Seattle to the…

Donors playing both sides of governor’s race — but much less than 2012

As their first debate approaches Monday evening, the latest poll shows about 16 percent of Washington voters remain undecided between Governor Jay Inslee and Republican nominee…

Trump could win this, UW prof says

A number of national polls show Donald Trump gaining ground on Hillary Clinton. Could Trump win? University of Washington political science professor Christopher Parker thinks…

3 key takeaways from Ed Murray’s new budget

As Council Chambers filled Monday with department heads and the mayor’s invitees, the cries of protestors echoed their way up City Hall’s open, concrete steps.…

Liveblogging the Inslee vs. Bryant debate

Washington's gubernatorial race is one of the least competitive in the last few cycles, with Governor Jay Inslee holding a comfortable lead in the polls over his…

Hotel worker protections would be a win for women’s rights

Seattle protects women. It’s what our city, with a legacy of dynamic female leaders, does. Seattle has a long history of brave women fighting for…

Girls who code: How images can help shatter tech’s gender stereotypes

Sex sells, or so the saying goes. So it should come as no surprise that in 2007, the top-selling image for the search term “woman”…

Hotel worker protections would be a win for women’s rights

Seattle protects women. It’s what our city, with a legacy of dynamic female leaders, does. Seattle has a long history of brave women fighting for…

Liveblogging the Inslee vs. Bryant debate

Washington's gubernatorial race is one of the least competitive in the last few cycles, with Governor Jay Inslee holding a comfortable lead in the polls over his…

3 key takeaways from Ed Murray’s new budget

As Council Chambers filled Monday with department heads and the mayor’s invitees, the cries of protestors echoed their way up City Hall’s open, concrete steps.…

Trump could win this, UW prof says

A number of national polls show Donald Trump gaining ground on Hillary Clinton. Could Trump win? University of Washington political science professor Christopher Parker thinks…

Donors playing both sides of governor’s race — but much less than 2012

As their first debate approaches Monday evening, the latest poll shows about 16 percent of Washington voters remain undecided between Governor Jay Inslee and Republican nominee…

As nation erupts, Seattle moves toward police reform

As citizens of Charlotte took to the streets and NFL football players took to their knees, a different, quieter battle of police reform has been…

George Washington owned slaves. Should we rename the state?

Our American legacy of slavery and racism is being wrestled with everywhere. We’ve gone from demanding removal of the Confederate flag to rethinking the Star…

Playing with fire: Inside Seattle’s fire-dancing scene

Real estate agents, circus performers, teachers, and software engineers — while the groups might not have much in common in their day-to-day lives, every other Wednesday…

Debate rages over homeless camps in Seattle

The homelessness debate in City Hall has recently become a war of words. What is a suitable or unsuitable location to camp? What is safe…

4 fixes for Washington’s foster-care crisis

This story is part of a series produced by InvestigateWest for KCTS 9 and Crosscut about the crisis facing Washington’s foster care system. Start reading here.…

At these schools, the classroom is the outdoors

This story first appeared on EarthFix. When 3-year-old Charlie McGlynn-Wright was born, her parents felt pressured to immediately start looking for a preschool. Their search confirmed…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Bridge Over Mud The performers here include a train — yes, an actual train — on 195-feet of elevated tracks outfitted with mirrors and cameras…

‘Safety’ initiative aims to force hotels to unionize

Crosscut is publishing articles presenting varying perspectives on the general election's ballot measures. Hotels are stewards of our hospitality community and represent Seattle to the…