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  1. Seattle activists raft up to protest Shell oil rigsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Crosscut.com

    Ready for action: Protesters raise a banner as they practice for a demonstration against Shell and the Port of Seattle. Credit: Amanda Lee The fleet of kayaks moves deliberately through the waters on Seattle's Elliot Bay.

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  2. Legislature's oil train bills have yet to track togetherRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Crosscut.com

    A train carrying a class 3 flammable liquid passes a rail crossing on Lander Street in Sodo. Credit: Bill Lucia The Washington House passed an oil transportation safety bill 58-40 Tuesday with seven Republicans crossing party lines to support the greatly modified Senate bill.

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  3. Familiar names apply to fill Sally Clark's council seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Crosscut.com

    The applications for Sally Clark's vacant Seattle City Council seat are in, all 44 of them. And there are some recognizable names: former council members Jan Drago and Peter Steinbrueck; Director of the city's Human Services Department, John Okamoto; former Director of Washington State Ferries, David Moseley; and, most surprisingly, Howard S. Wright III, the Seattle business leader whose family company constructed the Space Needle.

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  4. Seattle's name: Ripe for a change that you can make.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Crosscut.com

    A little more than a year ago, in my monthly column for Seattle magazine, I put forward the idea that Seattle needs a new nickname. We've been Queen City, Jet City and since the '80s, rather lamely I think, The Emerald City. 1 comment

  5. Why Bellingham looks better than SeattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Crosscut.com

    It will be so long to Seattle but not goodbye as I leave my place overlooking Elliott Bay for one overlooking Bellingham Bay in the city where I was born and raised. It will be good to truly come home.

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  6. The Weekend List: Questlove, The Rep's latest hit, Ira Glass & his dancing girls & moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Crosscut.com

    William A. Williams, Justin Huertas and Kirsten deLohr Helland in Seattle Repertory Theatre's Lizard Boy . Photo: Alabastro Photography.

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  7. Meet the young leaders campaigning for City CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 | Crosscut.com

    As the race for City Council shapes up, the move to district-based elections is playing out in the candidate field. There are significantly more candidates , a number of them significantly younger and frankly less wealthy than candidates in years past.

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  8. Seattle's facadism fetish makes fools of history & progressRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Crosscut.com

    You could be excused for thinking so. Efforts to preserve local "character" while accommodating massive development have seen a revival of what's called "faA adism" where old building exteriors are used as a kind of ground-level wrapping on new structures.

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  9. Bertha Rising: The ailing cutterhead assembly breaks the surfaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Crosscut.com

    On Monday, the Seattle Tunnel Partners and Dutch crane operator, Mammoet, began lifting the fourth and final piece of the tunnel-boring machine Bertha to the surface. Removal of the 2,000-ton drive unit is arguably the most significant milestone since Bertha broke down in December of 2013, because it will allow crews to fully diagnose what, exactly, went wrong and how to fix it.

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  10. Fish hatcheries: A 19th century fix that won't dieRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Crosscut.com

    If you found yourself recently in Marblemount, say, or North Bend, it might have been a good idea to visit the cold waters of the Cascade River or Tokul Creek and wave goodbye to the early winter run of Chambers Creek hatchery steelhead struggling upstream to the concrete tanks in which they were spawned. This winter's run, a smaller batch next winter, and poof! Except for those released from a hatchery on the Skykomish River, near Monroe, we may have seen the last of those Chambers Creek fish.

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  11. Officials say Sound Transit needs to go bigRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Crosscut.com

    The King and Pierce county governments want Sound Transit to be able to ask voters for up to $15 billion for transit expansion in the Puget Sound region. That was the biggest push at a Thursday hearing the Washington House Transportation Committee held on a transportation revenue package passed by the Senate.

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  12. Cities, counties want a share of the pot taxesRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | Crosscut.com

    Reporters and pot-enthusiasts created a circus in front of Cannabis City, Seatle's first recreational pot store, on its opening day. Many local governments are happy, however, that a merged medical and recreational marijuana system with taxes and revenue sharing could be nailed down during this legislative session.

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  13. Developers' think tank to Seattle: Forget about redeveloping Rainier Beach. Try a little TLC.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Crosscut.com

    When Mayor Murray announced two weeks ago that a delegation from the renowned Urban Land Institute would visit and advise on what to do with Seattle's Rainier Beach neighborhood, it alarmed some wary Southeast Seattleites, for two reasons. First, because of the ULI's history.

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  14. Report finds undisclosed BNSF oil spillsRead the original story

    Friday Mar 20 | Crosscut.com

    A train carrying a class 3 flammable liquid passes a rail crossing on Lander Street in Sodo. Credit: Bill Lucia The Washington state Utilities and Transportation Commission released a report Thursday recommending penalties against BNSF Railway Company for delaying to report 14 hazardous material spills in Washington State since last November.

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  15. SDOT plans a safer Rainier Ave. - for cars and pedestrians, not bikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    The SUV that drove into the Carol Cobb Beauty Salon on Rainier Ave. was one of four cars that crashed into Columbia City buildings last year. Credit: Seattle Fire Department They "never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity," the Israeli diplomat Abba Eban quipped about his country's neighbors following their 1973 peace conference.

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  16. Vaping tax measure draws lots of oppositionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    This man, seen taking a break outside, was part of a crowd that showed up for a hearing on a measure to tax and regulate vaping products. Credit: John Stang Here's the simplest way to look at a proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes and impose a new tax on vaping-product sales: The state's health regulators, researchers and associations are gung-ho for concept.

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  17. The Weekend List: What The Hoot Hoots' Adam Prairie would do if he were youRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Their publicist brands the Seattle band as fuzzy power pop. I like to think of The Hoot Hoots as playing the kind of music you crank up loud while driving in sunroof-open-weather and sipping on a Full Tilt milkshake.

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  18. Is Seattle's real advantage how adorable it is?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Is it enough for a city to be "livable?" You know, pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly with a convenient mix of homes, apartments and businesses in compact, transit accessible neighborhoods complete with local coffee shops, bars and bookstores. In other words, the sorts of places that the Millennials are thought to flock toward with an eye to lightening their environmental footprint.

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  19. Behind Amazon's choice to join forces with China's AlibabaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    Today Apple introduced the new Macbook, its thinnest yet. It also introduced the equivalent of a tech company sticking its tongue out at all of its customers, doing away with the right click and all ports on the machine .

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  20. The downtown bicycle revival circusRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    For a number of years I lived in the northwest sector of Seattle. To get to my place of work, I would drive Second Avenue in downtown.

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