News and Features

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

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