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  1. Everything you need to know about 'Hamilton'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2018 |

    Local fan frenzy was in full swing well before the smash hit musical "Hamilton" arrived at Seattle last week at the Paramount Theatre, where it plays through March 18. The blockbuster, written and composed by theatre Renaissance guy Lin-Manuel Miranda, focuses on the 18th century American statesman Alexander Hamilton. It sprinted onto Broadway in 2015 to thunderous acclaim from critics and audiences.


  2. Truck drivers vow to 'shut down' ports over emissions rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2018 |

    Short-haul truck drivers who pick up and deliver containers at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma are organizing a walkout Tuesday to protest a proposed April 1 deadline restricting port access to allow only newer, cleaner-burning diesel trucks. Independent drivers, who own their trucks and contract for work one load at a time, say the cost of upgrading to cleaner vehicles will put many of them out of business.


  3. 5 things to do in Seattle this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2018 |

    For the first time ever, Dine Around Seattle puts on Shellfish Showcase, where nearly 40 local restaurants create a special menu featuring shellfish. While we often want to eat seafood on patios in the sunshine, now's the best time for shellfish, who are happiest in cold waters.


  4. Best of 2017: Amazon earned Seattle's hostilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2017 |

    This week Crosscut is running some of our best stories of the year, as selected both by our editors and by popularity with readers. Amazon's recent announcement that it plans to open a second headquarters "fully equal" to its Seattle campus has triggered a depressingly predictable flood of panic and finger-pointing in the Emerald City's halls of power.


  5. You thought 2017 was a mess? Just waitRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2017 |

    As we say goodbye to 2017, we may be tempted to declare: "Don't let the door hit you on the way out!" It was the year that many of us probably would like to forget. And what better way to forget but to look forward to the year that could be? But first, that dang 2017: In Seattle, we had scandal and tumult and four mayors in the space of a couple of months.


  6. 5 things to do in Seattle this New Year'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2017 |

    Columbia City Theatre will become the backdrop of a Bollywood Masquerade on the evening of Dec. 30. Credit: Phil Long Dance the night away Bhangra style as Columbia City Theatre becomes the backdrop of a Bollywood Masquerade for a night. The Jai Ho! Dance Party returns to Seattle for a final night in 2017 after throwing dance parties in cities all across the country.


  7. Jenny Durkan sworn in as Seattle's mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2017 |

    Mayor Jenny Durkan is sworn into office at the Ethiopian Community Center in Rainier Beach, Seattle, Tuesday, November 8, 2017. Credit: Matt M. McKnight/Crosscut Jenny Durkan's road to become the first female mayor in nearly a century started last May on Beacon Hill, where her father nearly died.


  8. Once homeless, now they're creating artRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2017 |

    As the first snowfall of the year descends, the residents of Seattle's 1811 Eastlake housing project are grateful to be indoors. A handful of residents are gathered around a table of art supplies, enjoying one another's company, while the streets below take a winter's beating.


  9. Mushroom farm? Park? Oh, the possibilities for this Seattle tunnelRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2017 |

    File photograph of the Battery Street Tunnel in Seattle during the viaduct's semiannual inspection in 2009. Credit: Washington State Department of Transportation Sure, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is coming down - in 2019, after the new deep-bored tunnel route takes over.


  10. Mitzi Johanknecht defeats John Urquhart for King County SheriffRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 |

    King County Sheriff candidate Mitzi Johanknecht photographed at Cascade Public Media in Seattle. Oct. 4, 2017. 1 comment

  11. 5 things to do in Seattle this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2017 |

    Kenyan-born, Seattle-based Afro-Folk singer-songwriter Naomi Wachira writes songs rooted in the here and now, appealing to our shared humanity while exploring issues from the refugee crisis to police brutality. Her voice - clear and strong - ultimately rings both true and hopeful.


  12. Kenmore mayor steers a city - and Uber most morningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 |

    Mayor David Baker uses his side gig as an Uber driver to find out what people care about and to let his mind roam. "You get very good at knowing where the bathrooms are.


  13. Before Occupy Wall St., there was Seattle's Gang of FourRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2017 |

    Larry Gossett and Bob Santos, Bernie Whitebear and Roberto Maestas. Bob Santos, Roberto Maestas, Bernie Whitebear and Larry Gossett were four leaders from four different communities who challenged and changed white Seattle from the late '60s through the 1980s by demanding equity and social justice for women and people of color.


  14. 5 things to do in Seattle this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2017 |

    The much-buzzed about local contemporary arts celebration, featuring works by 110 artists occupying The Schoenfelds' Building in Pioneer Square, ends this weekend. So this is your last chance to take in what I'm told is bold, eclectic, dynamic work.


  15. How feeding the homeless created a community - and divided anotherRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 |

    The "Captain" and his fiancA e, Michelle Nala are regulars at the supper. The couple lives nearby without a tent and without complaint.


  16. Oliver's leap forward still leaves her out of recount rangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 |

    A ballot counting machine doing its thing at the King County Elections office in Renton on July 31, 2017. Credit: Matt Mills McKnight/Crosscut A week after Election Day, attorney Nikkita Oliver now trails urban planner Cary Moon by only 1,362 votes for the chance to compete against former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan in the general election for Seattle mayor.


  17. 5 things to do in Seattle this weekendRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2017 |

    You don't need a reason to take the pooch to the Olympic Sculpture Park since it's always dog-friendly. But it is First Thursday and there are all sorts of special canine-oriented activities planned for this special night: make a pet tag and keychain; decorate a sun hat for your fur baby; or treat the four-legged creature to their own food trucks.


  18. The Tacoma artist who is reframing how we see Black bodiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2017 |

    Tacoma artist Christopher Paul Jordan is inverting the world, one artwork at a time. He merges digital art with photography and paint.


  19. Calls for Murray's resignation falter without council supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 |

    Councilmember Lorena GonzA lez still has concerns regarding Ed Murray's future as the mayor of Seattle. But in a statement Monday, she's no longer explicitly calling for his resignation as it's become clear Instead, GonzA lez has agreed to a proposal from Murray that the council take a more intimate and watchdogging role as the city transitions to a new mayor.


  20. At last: Seattle architecture crushes on colorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 |

    Not too long ago, you could look around the metropolitan region and lament the absence of color in new buildings. It seemed as if everything being built was some version of grayness.


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