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State Legislators Want to Restrict Public Access to Their Records

Lawmakers are attempting to ram through Senate Bill 6617 to shield themselves from public scrutiny.

Lokesh Marenayakanapalya, a software engineer at F5 Networks, is one of the roughly 30,000 high-skilled Indian green-card applicants throughout Washington. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Birds in a Cage: The Indian Green Card Backlog

Over 300,000 high-skilled workers are stuck in immigration limbo across the country.

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Inslee and Outrage

After the election of President Trump, many in Seattle and its surrounding communities let their anger be heard. Gov. Jay Inslee was one of them.

The Fair Chance Housing Law bars landlords from using criminal records to deny an applicant. Photo by Ken Ratcliff/Flickr

Fair Chance Housing Law Offers Renewed Hope to the Formerly Incarcerated

The new ordinance bars landlords from denying applicants with criminal records.

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Legislature Considers Domestic Violence Survivor Workplace Protections

A new bill could safeguard victims against on-the-job discrimination.

Charlie Shih’s interactive art installation ‘<em>They Did’</em> captured the spirit of #MeToo on UW’s campus. Photo by Lucas Boland

#MeToo U

The increased focus on sexual assault has local students and universities examining campus policies.

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Budget Proposal Would Jeopardize Washington’s Food Assistance Program

Policy analysts say Trump’s plan to slash SNAP’s funding would push people further into poverty.

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10 Things to Know Before You Go to Salt and Straw

The beloved Portland-based ice cream shop finally opens its Seattle outposts.

Hash Gets Hacked

A change in tracking companies has left Washington’s cannabis industry exposed.

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The Trans-cendent ‘A Fantastic Woman’

The brilliant Chilean Oscar nominee actually lets a strong trans person play a lead trans role.

On Monday, Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards turns the Showbox into a arty dance party. Photo by Thilo Parg

Pick List: Tune-Yards, Brown Derby Series, ‘Béatrice et Bénédict’

The week’s best entertainment events.

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Inslee and Outrage

After the election of President Trump, many in Seattle and its surrounding communities let their anger be heard. Gov. Jay Inslee was one of them.

 

The Other Robert E. Lee

Some people in Kent thought their police station was named for the Confederate general. They were wrong.

 

What’s in a Game?

Inside the growing community of pinball-playing women making a scene in Seattle.

 

Martin Luther King’s County

Washington state is home to the only jurisdiction named for the civil rights leader. How did that happen?

 

Opinion

Politicians Cannot Keep Ignoring Vehicle Homelessness

Searching for solutions to help an overlooked unsheltered population in Seattle.

 

Marketplace

Connect2Classes Tested: Michael Duarte-Pedrosa checks out the School of Visual Concepts

How to Write a Brilliant Creative Brief workshop lives up to its name

 

Search Advertising Remains One of the Best Ways to Reach Customers

Every search can be considered a signal of intent, giving advertisers a massive opportunity.

 

Brand Websites in the Mobile, Cross-Device Era

What does the distributed, multi-device reality mean for the original channel — the brand website?

 

Programmatic Buying is Changing Digital Advertising for Local Advertisers

Programmatic provides advertisers more options for controlling their spend and who sees their ads.

 

Best of Seattle

Mike Sherlock Mixes One Kind of Whiskey with a Lot of Clever Thinking

Best Distillery: Fremont Mischief Distillery

 

Cappy’s Gym Keeps Up the Good Fight

Best Gym: Cappy’s Boxing Gym

 

Award-Winning Journalism

The Double Bind

Allegations of rape will get you an audience with the King County Prosecutor’s office. But justice is more elusive.

 

The Fear and Resolve of Those Most Threatened by a Trump Presidency

Seattle’s Muslims and Mexican immigrants share their hopes and concerns following the election.