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  1. Seattle looks to tech to track shootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    On a breezy afternoon, Mayor Ed Murray stood outside the Rainer Beach Community Center, steps from Rainier Avenue. He emphasized the importance of violence prevention, pointing to youth jobs programs and outreach.

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  2. Rose Cano uses theater to bridge Seattle's cultural dividesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    This is the first in a series of profiles of artists who will be performing at the Crosscut Arts Salon: The color of race , on April 28. Rose Cano had been working as a medical interpreter in Harborview's emergency department for about a year when she began to see a recurring theme: Homeless Latinos coming in and out for various reasons. One particular man in the psychiatric unit got her thinking about individuals who succumb to life on the streets.

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  3. 4 free things to do in Seattle this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    KEXP is throwing an all-day, all-ages, FREE party to fete its new digs at Seattle Center and not only will there be plenty of live music , there will be tours of the state-of-the-art facility as well as plenty of food to purchase The homegrown radio station that exemplifies community has long known how to throw a party. This should be good.

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  4. Seattle politicians should curb their arena enthusiasmRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    There's something about pro sports that makes us gluttons for punishment. And no, I am not just talking about the annual abuse dished out to Seattle Mariners fans who are over-charged for a chronically under-performing team .

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  5. Seattle's own: Draze captures the spirit of the South SideRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    My relationship to hip hop has always been complicated by my upbringing as a fourth generation black feminist. I love music and great beats, but lately I've found mainstream hip hop to be intolerable.

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  6. One man's story of homelessness - and the value of a good pair of shoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    Aston was one of about 1,000 people who made their way to CenturyLink Field on Wednesday for the Community Resource Exchange, sponsored by United Way of King County. It's a one-day festival of reprieves from the daily challenges of homelessness.

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  7. Halfway through #SaveKPLU, big hurdles still loomRead the original story

    Apr 5, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    It was impossible to ignore the irony of last Thursday. On one side of town, a panel of local media giants - including Caryn Mathes of KUOW and Mara Liasson of NPR - gathered at Town Hall Seattle to argue for the importance of media in the modern world.

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  8. Ride the Ducks just struck an elderly driver outside our officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    The amphibious tour company known as Ride the Ducks may, yet again, find itself as the focus of controversy. Months after being allowed to operate again after a fatal crash last September, a duck forcefully collided with a red Toyota on Fifth and Mercer.

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  9. Mayor Murray and Google team for "digital equity" across SeattleRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    For years, municipal broadband has been a rallying cry of Seattle's left. But Mayor Ed Murray and the city's Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller have resisted the idea of publicly funded internet access, in large part because of cost.

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  10. McGinn: Seattle can improve traffic, livablility by closing this streetRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    Janette Sadik-Kahn, in town last night to promote her new book "Street Fight", rocked New York City with her bicycle and pedestrian improvements. As the city's Department of Transportation commissioner from 2007 to 2013, her most high profile move was to take Broadway - a road that sliced diagonally through New York's street grid - and convert a portion of it , including Times Square, to pedestrian plazas, wider sidewalks, and an improved bike lane The changes were unabashed successes for people on foot and bike, and counter-intuitively, didn't hurt traffic .

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  11. Amid police hiring frenzy, Academy funds in jeopardyRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    A long delayed audit of the Seattle Police Department has confirmed what many in the city already suspected: The department is understaffed. In this, Seattle is not alone.

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  12. The hard fall of Seattle's first Somali police officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    Mohamed Said was Seattle's first Somali police officer. His departure re-opens a rift between the city and some of its newest residents.

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  13. A rare victory in a city of lovable transit losersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    In the Fall of 2011, Sound Transit erected a fence around a two block radius of Capitol Hill. Everything within its perimeter, even the defunct Jack In The Box franchise, was slated for demolition to make way for a new light rail station to extend Seattle's sole substitute for a real subway system.

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  14. Forget about the Sonics: There are better uses for our moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    This week, the Seattle City Council will be hearing from people about a "street vacation" in SoDo that is part of the plan to build a new basketball/hockey arena . The final decision is slated for April, but if the council gives up the public right-of-way to a portion of Occidental Ave., it will remove a hurdle to the possible development and signal that the project is "shovel ready."

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  15. City picks up, clears out NickelsvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    "Everything's a little messy," says Sharon Lee of the Low Income Housing Institute . Feet from where she stands on Dearborn Street, in the shadow of I-5 which rumbles overhead, a swarm of police and U-Hauls clear out the homeless encampment known as Nickelsville.

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  16. Cheap things to do in Seattle this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    This month's event explores language, memory and personal history through the works of two poets: Claudia Castro Luna, Seattle's civic poet who is working on a memoir about El Salvador's civil war, and Oliver de La Paz, an author of four poetry books and the music editor of At Length magazine. Curated by local poet Lena Khalaf Tuffaha.

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  17. Pepper-spraying in Magnolia puts private cops in the spotlightRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    A private security guard's use of pepper spray raises question about where they fit into police reform. Credit: Central Protection/Facebook Last Wednesday, Andrew Harris of Magnolia ate a face full of pepper spray from James Toomey, one of the private security officers hired by Magnolia neighbors out of fear of property crimes and drug use.

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  18. White Seattle gets a lesson in racismRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    We're a progressive city with one of the most progressive mayors in America - Ed Murray - but we're also one of the whitest. And we're struggling with that.

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  19. Clean water proves an elusive goal around Puget SoundRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    Urban areas around the Puget Sound region can be tough neighborhoods for wildlife like this heron. Credit: Courtesy of Puget Soundkeeper Alliance A blue heron wades on the shores of Seattle's Ship Canal in the pounding rain.

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  20. How a mega disaster caught the Northwest unpreparedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | Crosscut.com

    Mount St. Helens in 2014. Before the 1980 blast, the volcano was famed for its cone-shaped top visible in Seattle.

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