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The circus may be shuttering, but the alt-right provocateur remains a sideshow

Some locals are taking action. They don’t lead nonprofits, oversee large budgets or aspire to house everyone. They have jobs and families and want to do more than hand out spare change. They know they won’t solve the problem, but in ways that are often innovative and specific, they are trying to make life just a little bit easier for homeless people.

A proposed city program could save Seattle’s legacy businesses—but should it?

Bellevue is in many ways more “urban” than Seattle now—certainly, it’s racially more diverse, which is complete flip from the white-bread suburbs of the ‘60s and ‘70s

Neighborhood councils may abhor her, but Seattle’s new neighborhood director Kathy Nyland is determined to make more voices heard as Seattle reshapes itself for the future

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