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

    Tuesday Nov 28 |

    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.


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

    Friday Nov 24 |

    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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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

  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


  11. 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.


  12. 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.


  13. 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.


  14. 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.


  15. 3 futures for a city where the rent is too damn highRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2017 |

    A recently completed Mercy Othello Plaza housing development in Seattle's New Holly neighborhood is seen next to a small house, that according to property records was built in 1916. Credit: Matt M. McKnight/Cascade Public Media The first thing to know about Seattle's dramatic plan to get developers to build more affordable housing - a plan celebrated by some and loathed by others - is it won't fix the problem.


  16. Another barrier for homeless: RV parks banning older vehiclesRead the original story

    Jun 6, 2017 |

    Mike Burns, who lives in an RV reminesces about his life during a sweep of a homeless RV encampment in south Seattle by enforcement authorities in Seattle, WA on June 1, 2017. Credit: Karen Ducey for When Daniel Kisch fell on hard times and lost his "beautiful" home on Lake Washington in the early 2000s, he took what money he had and bought a 1981 Winnebago RV.


  17. Seattle's brand new tax: sodaRead the original story

    Jun 5, 2017 |

    It could soon cost an extra 21 cents to buy a 12-ounce can of a soda with sugar in Seattle - unless a tax approved on Monday is derailed. Amid controversy and opposition from business, labor and lobbyists for beverage makers, the Seattle City Council approved the new tax on sugary drinks Monday, 7-1.


  18. Could Seattle Center become cool again?Read the original story

    May 25, 2017 |

    Despite an administration in the "other" Washington that is pursuing trade and immigration policies antithetical to ones that have helped make this free-trade, diverse and immigrant-friendly city a success, Seattle remains optimistic about the future. We're still measuring success by the number of cranes on the skyline , Amazon is on a hiring binge, and even President Donald Trump's people are considering opening a luxury hotel in town to piggyback on our success.


  19. Why Seattleites marched for scienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2017 |

    On a drizzly Saturday in Seattle, thousands of scientists, supporters and enthusiasts gathered at Cal Anderson Park and marched to the Seattle Center on the 47th Earth Day. The March for Science was created as a reaction to President Donald Trump's anti-science rhetoric, including his repeated denunciations of climate change as a hoax , and the proposed budget cuts to the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Energy's Office of Science.


  20. On Earth Day, consider those who suffer mostRead the original story

    Apr 21, 2017 |

    On the first Earth Day 47 years ago Saturday, some 20 million Americans marched to focus attention on the need to protect our environment. Here in Seattle, many of us say we care about the environment, but it is communities of color and poor and low-income people who are bearing the brunt of environmental pollution today.


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