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  1. Fight 'alternative facts': Build a center for public mediaRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 1 |

    Fund-raising last year for KCTS 9, on a corner at the edge of the Seattle Center campus. Credit: KCTS 9 Editors' note: This guest article advocates a center that could be of benefit to Crosscut, its sister organization KCTS 9 television and their parent organization, Cascade Public Media.


  2. How to deal with fascists - lessons from historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2017 |

    Karl Wolf raises his arm in a Nazi salute as he marches through the streets of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Saturday morning July 18, 1998. Credit: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson The so-called "alt right" is feeling its oats.


  3. Immigrants rush to win citizenship before Trump takes powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2017 |

    A family at the Screening Station talks with a volunteer about any potential red flags regarding their citizenship application. Credit: Alan Alabastro Photography Early on a December Sunday, hundreds of aspiring U.S. citizens filled a common room at North Seattle College.


  4. The best local music of 2016: KEXP's DJs give us their listsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 |

    As we close out 2016, Crosscut has asked members of the local community to present their thoughts on the year. Below, the team at KEXP present their favorite local music of 2016.


  5. High-rises are energy hogs, not climate solutionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 |

    The City of Seattle has declared itself a leader in the effort to mitigate the effects of climate change, having committed itself to achieving "carbon neutrality" by the year 2050. It's an admirable goal, but it is not at all clear how the City plans to get there.


  6. How animals have shaped Seattle. And still do.Read the original story

    Nov 23, 2016 |

    Animals have played enormous roles in shaping of modern cities, though few of us stop to think about it. Take Boston, which was developed around a grassy commons that was a centuries old cow pasture.


  7. Major coal train lawsuit settled by environmental groups, BNSFRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2016 |

    After a week at trial and years of battles, the lawsuit brought on by a coalition of environmental groups against BNSF Railway was settled today, as both sides reached an agreement at the U.S. District Courthouse in Seattle. The Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, the Sierra Club, Spokane Riverkeeper and others sued BNSF for violating the Clean Water Act in a statewide case in 2013, arguing that coal is blown into the Columbia River and other waterways while in transit via railways.


  8. A fresh congressional choice on an anxious nightRead the original story

    Nov 9, 2016 |

    After a tough-fought campaign between two progressives with few big policy differences, voters of the greater Seattle area appear to have anointed Pramila Jayapal as the next U.S. representative from the 7th Congressional District. Although Walkinshaw did not concede Tuesday night, he acknowledged that the 33,000 votes separating the two was "a big gap," and thanked his supporters as if he'd accepted defeat.


  9. Brewing espressos may take a bite out of youth homelessnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 |

    Even in the well-caffeinated neighborhood of the University District, one new coffee bar stands apart from the others. Street Bean, which opened its doors this month, is a nonprofit that roasts and serves specialty coffee, but with a mission of helping homeless youth get off the streets and into gainful employment.


  10. UW study seems to equate Black Lives Matter and a Nazis?Read the original story

    Oct 12, 2016 |

    If you found a letter addressed to the American Neo-Nazi Party on the sidewalk, would you put it in a mailbox? If the envelope was addressed to the Black Lives Matter movement, would it make a difference? "What's going on?" a post office employee in Ballard wondered to me, as she and her fellow letter carriers found more and more envelopes like these around the neighborhood, sometimes propped up on rocks, as if left for people to find. They left her feeling "creeped."


  11. To solve water pollution, Seattle turns to an old solutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2016 |

    The marshy gardens between the sidewalks and curbs in South Lake Union look like a landscaper's attempt to bring some greenery back into an otherwise gray, urban area. You could walk right past, hardly giving it a moment's thought.


  12. Weeks after it was cleared, homeless camp returns to Freedom HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 |

    West of Rainier Avenue, between the road and the looping off-ramp from I-90, is a field known as Freedom Hill. For many months, it was full of tents - an encampment, as these gatherings of unsheltered people have been labeled.


  13. Tax carbon polluters, not working familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2016 |

    We're three people of color. Two of us are immigrants. Another one of us grew up in poverty with two siblings and one working immigrant parent.


  14. Rethinking Seattle: What if we could start over?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2016 |

    Consider our "natural" city. In the last 150 years, we have reshaped the local landscape on the greatest scale since a vast ice sheet moved into the neighborhood 17,400 years ago, and stuck around for about 3,400 years.


  15. Hillman City club will riff on jazz historyRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2016 |

    Its walls are covered in four shades of fading pink paint. Huge pink letters across the faA ade spell out "Maxim's."


  16. Forget Pokemon Go. New tech incubator takes VR to the next levelRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2016 |

    If you've hung out by Lake Union, Westlake, or Green Lake at any point over the past three weeks, you've likely seen person after person point his or her phone toward the sidewalk or trees to try to catch that Bulbasaur, Blastoise, or Dratini. So it won't be news to you that the digital and physical worlds are melding in Seattle.


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

    Jul 28, 2016 |

    She's been deemed both "genius" and "treasure." I'd say she's a force because the span and breadth and power of her work is jaw-dropping remarkable.


  18. 5 things to do in Seattle this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2016 |

    Not a big fan of crowds of people? Avoid Capitol Hill this weekend , but especially this weekend. Now if you love people and indie music, then Capitol Hill Block Party is the place to be.


  19. Will police reform advocates be gaveled down again?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 |

    If you'd told members of the Community Police Commission a year ago that in June of 2016, the Seattle City Council still would not have passed legislation around police accountability, they'd have slammed the door in your face. But here we are, and no legislation has even been introduced, much less passed.


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