News and Features

Faithless electors used to be a very rare thing, and this year, Washington’s were more faithless than any other state’s

The next four years will challenge Seattle, says Knute Berger. Are we up to the task?

The Age of Trump will test us; the citizens of Seattle will have to find outlets for their rage, but also find paths forward for self-improvement

Bulkheads and other forms of ‘armoring’ line 92 percent of Seattle’s marine shoreline. Removing these can help restore habitat for endangered species—but can also erode land. Not surprisingly, some homeowners are resisting

Science shows that shoreline armoring—which includes structures such as bulkheads, riprap armoring (big chunks of jumbled rocks) and seawalls—can profoundly disrupt the connection between land and Puget Sound’s waters, degrading habitat for bugs, birds and fish, including endangered chinook salmon and orcas that rely on salmon for food.

Virtual reality offers a different way to see the world. Seattle companies are jumping on board—and believe it will change the way we live

I can still hear my John Muir Elementary School teacher admonishing us hyperactive second graders that “haste makes waste.” Recent decisions suggest the city of Seattle could learn from that.

The 2016 Crosscut Courage Award winners don't walk away from difficult conversations and challenges

A new movement is saying yes to urban density in all its forms

Our staff breakdown the big game (and bleed their team colors)

Venerable C. C. Filson, the outdoor gear maker, puts down roots in Ballard. It took 119 years, but it’s a match that seems inevitable.

I was eight the first time I voted. It was 2000: Bush vs. Gore. In my elementary school gym, flimsy voters’ booths stood like shrines and quiet people waited to make their offerings.