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  1. Murray goes big on housing levyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Crosscut.com

    For a developer of low-income housing wanting to want to add, say, 74 units in uptown or 16 units in Columbia City or 84 units in Mount Baker, the financing is likely to be built on a bar-stool of state, federal, local and private funding. By the end of next year, one of those legs could be gone: That's when Seattle's $145 million housing levy is set to expire.

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  2. Why Seattle must tame "The Jungle"Read the original story

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Crosscut.com

    For the past 20 years, the area at the base of Beacon Hill known as "The Jungle" has been a haven for homeless encampments, drug dealing and crime. These illegal activities have been a constant source of frustration and concern for the community and for the police.

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  3. Why it will be so hard to end youth incarcerationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Crosscut.com

    In 1994, 11-year-old Robert "Yummy" Sandifer was shot to death by a boy only three years his senior. Before his murder, Yummy himself had killed a teenage girl.

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  4. Don't freak, but sinkholes have opened up all over SeattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | Crosscut.com

    When news broke about Bertha's most recent holdup , it seemed like a new level of crazy. The giant tunnel-borer had created a massive sinkhole! Right downtown! Sure, I knew sinkholes are an issue in Florida , but I figured I was safe here.

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  5. A park over Interstate 5? Not a new ideaRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Crosscut.com

    A recent issue of the Stranger featured a story by Matt Baum about an intriguing proposal to cover a portion of Interstate 5 next to downtown with a long, broad park . Now, I have long been an advocate of thoughtfully designed public spaces, having written about dozens of them both good and bad and having been involved in the design of some.

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  6. What's in a name? Further reflections on Puget SoundRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Crosscut.com

    My recent story on how a "the" seems to keep cropping up in front of the name "Puget Sound" generated a good deal of comment. I would say from the emails I received that, to local ears, the phrase "the Puget Sound" is akin to fingernails on the blackboard.

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  7. Street level politics come to Seattle, led by Debora JuarezRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | Crosscut.com

    Rule number one: Don't call District 5 "Seattle's Canada", at least not to new Councilmember Debora Juarez's face. As the rest of the City tests the waters of district representation, District 5 Councilmember Juarez has jumped in with a cannonball.

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  8. Bertha rides again - but for how long?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    A worker in front of part of Bertha's repaired cutter head while a pit was being refilled shortly before tunneling resumed. Credit: WSDOT/Flickr Nothing makes a tunnel guy as happy as actually tunneling.

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  9. The true costs of staying in SeattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    The city is changing, affordability is worse than ever, and longtime communities are "hollowing out." Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant has described a Central District that is no longer an African-American enclave.

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  10. Positive disruption: Puget Sound's best civic tech projects of 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Technology, the sector, may be responsible for Seattle's rapid growth over the last several years, giving new urgency to conversations about equity, affordability, and the digital divide. At the same time, technologists, the people, are putting more and more of their time and talent toward solving civic problems.

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  11. The best Washington beers of 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Washington is now home to more than 300 breweries, so it's just about impossible to keep track of what they're all doing. I admit that I have not sampled every new beer brewed in Washington, but I can assure you that I try.

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  12. Best of 2015: The untold story of Seattle's racist mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Portrait of frontier journalist and Seattle mayor Beriah Brown and his wife Jeanie taken at E. F. Dollarhide's Seattle studio in the 1870s. Credit: Brown Family Papers Collection, University oF Washington, Neg # 36689 This week Crosscut is running some of our best stories of the year, as selected both by our writers and by popularity with readers.

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  13. What voters can do about PACsRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Signature gatherers for an initiative at work in Seattle's Westlake Park. Credit: Joe Mabel/via Wikimedia Commons under GFDL Since 2010 expenditures on political campaigns by independent political action committees have exploded at every level of American democracy, including the local level.

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  14. Best of 2015: How much of Seattle's housing is affordable? No one knows for sureRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    This week Crosscut is running some of our best stories of the year, as selected both by our writers and by popularity with readers. We will resume original content next week.

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  15. Best of 2015: The Cascadia megaquake - 3 experts weigh in on what to expectRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    This week Crosscut is running some of our best stories of the year, as selected both by our writers and by popularity with readers. We will resume new content next week.

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  16. South Lake Union could have been Seattle's Central ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Walking through South Lake Union, you feel a kind of urban bounce in your step. Mothers with strollers, joggers, and cyclists move along the tree-lined streets.

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  17. Police, religious leaders on alert amid possible hate crimesRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    The fears of Muslims in America have been on the rise since gunmen opened fire on Paris last November. That tension has hit Seattle hard over the last week amid anti-hate protests and a crime against an Uber driver Wednesday night.

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  18. Santas, pubs and a Charlie Brown Christmas: your weekend listRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Right about now, you might want to grab your phone, open up your Amazon Prime Now app and order a Santa beard and wig set, stat. Surprisingly, there aren't any Santa hats for sale .

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  19. Fascists once got a warm welcome in the NorthwestRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    "Fascism cannot be explained only in terms of fanaticism, the history of the places where it gains a lodging must be taken into account." Last Sunday, protesters against fascism marched on a rainy night on Capitol Hill in response to a rumored appearance of Northwest neo-Nazis in Ballard.

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  20. Did you just say 'The Puget Sound'?Read the original story

    Dec 5, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Place names shape what Reuben Rose-Redwood - an associate professor of Geography at the University of Victoria in British Columbia - calls our "geographic imagination." They are sometimes political, personal, aspirational - or just pure marketing.

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