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  1. Seattle's online sex industry: Can you regulate an invisible economy?Read the original story

    Yesterday | Crosscut.com

    Suburban brothels and sex work holiday parties: Seattle's sex industry may be the nation's fastest growing, but you won't find it hanging out on Aurora Ave. The new face of Seattle's sex industry has left local cops lamenting the 'good old days' of gentleman pimps and Aurora Ave arrests. This year, a study commissioned by the Department of Justice found Seattle has the fastest-growing sex industry in the United States, more than doubling in size since 2005.

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  2. Seattle's sex industry: The streets don't look like they used toRead the original story

    Yesterday | Crosscut.com

    The new face of Seattle's sex industry has left local cops lamenting the 'good old days' of gentleman pimps and Aurora Ave arrests. Suburban brothels and sex work holiday parties: Seattle's sex industry may be the nation's fastest growing, but you won't find it hanging out on Aurora Ave. This year, a study commissioned by the Department of Justice found Seattle has the fastest-growing sex industry in the United States, more than doubling in size since 2005.

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  3. Report: Inaction on transportation is expensive for state, publicRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Crosscut.com

    A business group says better roads, highways and bridges would bring more jobs while reducing the waste of time and fuel in traffic jams. The Washington Roundtable argued Tuesday that passing $7 billion worth of transportation improvements in the 2015 legislative session would create $42 billion worth of economic benefits to Washington in the next 30 years.

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  4. The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle's good lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Crosscut.com

    Bask in Kinky Boots' drag queen magnificence, get intimate with Bruce Lee and learn the secret to perfect pies. Editor's Note: We're posting our Weekend List recommendations on GoJotter.com , as well as here on Crosscut.

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  5. We reached our goalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Crosscut.com

    I'll admit it was a little touch and go there at the end, but we made it. We hit the ambitious $45,000 goal we set for our Fall Member Drive.

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  6. Bike share rolls onto Seattle streetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Crosscut.com

    Seattle's brand new Pronto! Bike Share system is open for business, launched this morning with official hoopla led by increasingly pro-bike Mayor Ed Murray. The city and other sponsors of the system put on a maiden voyage ride to King Street Station and a press conference in Occidental Park.

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  7. The Daily Troll: Apple sensation in E. Washington. West Seattle...Read the original story

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Crosscut.com

    The Yakima Herald reports that 24 Eastern Washington farmers recently won the right to be the first to grow a product called Cosmic Crisp. And no, it's not the recently-legal bud you think.

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  8. How women & socialists toppled Seattle chain gangsRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Crosscut.com

    Editor's Note: This is the third in a four-part series about life on Seattle's chain gangs. Read parts one and two, Life on a Seattle chain gang and Life in an early Seattle jail here.

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  9. Life on a Seattle chain gangRead the original story

    Monday Oct 6 | Crosscut.com

    Not just a practice in the South, Seattle was its own biggest booster when it came to "cleaning up the city" through bands of "free" laborers. They were a familiar sight on Seattle streets, which they helped to build.

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  10. Chain gangs in progressive Seattle? Well, I neverRead the original story

    Monday Oct 6 | Crosscut.com

    Not just a practice in the South, Seattle was its own biggest booster when it came to "cleaning up the city" through bands of "free" laborers. They were a familiar sight on Seattle streets, which they helped to build.

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  11. The Daily Troll: Oh, no, more Mercer Island water trouble. What the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 2 | Crosscut.com

    How is the state doing on some of its biggest challenges, like education, transportation and job creation? The Washington Business Roundtable just updated its "Benchmarks for a Better Washington" report on how the state can excel in quality of life and job opportunity. The Roundtable, which tends to be fairly middle of the road, noted that more patents are being issued here than any other state and that 8th grade math test results are among the top ten nationally.

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  12. Inslee sounds alarm about oil trainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | Crosscut.com

    Councilmember Mike O'Brien says BNSF Railway Co. needs to do more to guarantee safe passage of the flammable cargo through Seattle.

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  13. On Seattle's waterfront, the sunny days are overRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | Crosscut.com

    How a confluence of politics, doubt and a bitter dose of reality have changed the conversation about Seattle's waterfront park. Murray administration officials have suggested a series cutbacks, and outside funding, to keep Seattle's costs for a new waterfront under control.

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  14. Second Avenue: Just the beginning for protected bike lanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 30 | Crosscut.com

    Roots of Tomorrow: Long before the Cascade Bicycle Club, Seattle was a booming city gripped by bike mania; its people caught up in the defense of their wheels. Long considered one of Seattle's most dangerous bike lanes, Second Avenue between Pike Street and Yesler Way is now being lauded for its shiny new bike infrastructure -- a two-way protected bike lane, separated from cars by a 3 foot buffer and plastic bollards.

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  15. The Daily Troll: Police not using enough force? A Nate Silver gold...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Crosscut.com

    The Daily Troll: Police not using enough force? A Nate Silver gold star for local pollster. Unused prescription take-back.

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  16. The Daily Troll: A Northwest on the Move EditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | Crosscut.com

    Jenny Durkan, Spokane's bishop and one Northern Seattleite are all eyeing new jobs. Meanwhile, in Alaska, being on the move takes on an entirely different meaning.

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  17. The Daily Troll: Waterfront business closure deal goes down to wire....Read the original story

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Crosscut.com

    The Daily Troll: Waterfront business closure deal goes down to wire. Ed Murray travels to his roots.

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  18. Licata says if he runs in 2015, it will be at-largeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | Crosscut.com

    If the long-time councilmember does run for one of the two at-large seats, he would have to compete against two of his current colleagues. Some among Seattle's merry band of local lawmakers worry that district elections could override citywide concerns and cause rifts.

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  19. Infographic: Connection between gun deaths and gun lawsRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2014 | Crosscut.com

    On the fall ballot, Washington voters will be asked to vote on two opposing gun control initiatives - one calling for expanded background checks, the other keeping the current system of background checks in place. These are two of only three statewide gun control measures on November ballots anywhere in the country.

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  20. The man who made Seattle a brew townRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | Crosscut.com

    Gordon Bowker, retired founder of Starbucks and Red Hook, avoids the stress of full time work because, for him at least, "creativity requires idleness."

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