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King County Suspends a Detective for Attacking an Uber Driver

The Sheriff’s discipline comes as the result of violent off-duty behavior.

 

Capitol Hill Block Party 2018 Photo Recap

A look back at the urban music fest’s weekend action.

 

Trump administration tariffs on Canadian newsprint have created additional hardships for newspapers—large and small—and won’t be good in the long run for U.S. paper mills. Photo via Thinkstock.com

Newsprint Tariff Is a Threat to Jobs and Information

The Trump administation’s policy jeopardizes newspapers and mill workers.

 

How Title X Cuts Impact UW Women’s Health

Some student advocates worry that slashed budgets could drive student to misleading crisis pregnancy centers.

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Tariffs on Newsprint a Threat to Newspapers

Tariffs on Canadian paper have surged costs with little benefit for U.S. mills.

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Mulling the Marchers, Saying Farewell to Burgess, and Slicing Up a Pizza Review

Our readers share their thoughts.

Students Sue Their School, a College Stuns a Candidate, and the Fight for On-Time Ferries

Plus an effort to expand health coverage in South King County.

Kirsten Harris-Talley speaks to reporters after being sworn in as Seattle City Councilmember for position 8. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Why Kirsten Harris-Talley Makes a Point of Using the Word ‘Houselessness’

‘Not everyone has a house, but everyone has a home.’

Kirsten Harris-Talley speaks to reporters after being sworn in as Seattle City Councilmember for position 8. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Kudos to Transparency

At activists’ urging, the council did the right thing in opening up Burgess’ council seat to all.

UW Grad Student Faces Torrent of Vile Harassment After Sticking Up for Immigrants

Alan-Michael Weatherford questions whether the university understands the nature of trolling in today’s America.

Muslim Community Members, Syrian Refugees to Give Out Supplies to Homeless

“These folks know what it means to suffer and they really want to give back.”

Race and Pot in King County

The King County Metropolitan Council has taken strong steps to insulate wealthy communities from marijuana, leaving poor minority neighborhoods to pick up the slack.

Is A.I. Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? No. Nor a Fourth Grader.

The grunt work of teaching computers to think.

Assphalt: Why Does Light Rail Take Sooooo Long

Answering our readers’ burning questions.

Freestuff test

Testing post to freestuff from GPS to WordPress

Making the Law Work for Sex Workers

The national media has picked up on what Seattle advocates have been saying for a while: It’s time to rethink the prohibition against prostitution.

A Guide to Washington’s Delegates

How your country’s “democracy” works.

Idea Machine Blends Standup, Improv, and Sci-Fi

We must tell jokes, or the interdimensional computer will kill us all.

King County Kids Can’t Tell Time. Should We Care?

A recent study suggests that only 35 percent of children in King County can tell time on an analog clock. Like other arguably antiquated abilities such as writing in cursive, telling time though on an analog clock seems to have been lost in the digital age.