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Pabst Brewing’s John Wilhelm Is Putting Rainier in its Place

The iconic brand hasn’t been locally owned for decades. But that doesn’t mean we don’t still love it as our own.

 

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Assphalt: Do Pedicab Drivers Make ANY Money?

A reader is perplexed: There are so many pedicab drivers, and so few people taking pedicabs.

 

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Coal Terminal Hearing Pits Labor Against Environment — Again

Blue shirts versus red shirts in the final battle.

 

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The UW Trump Movement Is a Perfect Microcosm of the Donald’s Ridiculous Campaign

The “All publicity is good publicity” axiom is alive and well in the burgeoning campus Trump movement.

  • May 20th, 2016 by
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Why the Jungle Sweeps are Bound to Fail

The city’s plan for clearing homeless encampments ignores the fundamental reasons people are there to begin with.

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Jungle Residents Protest Impending Sweep

Some councilmembers agree with them.

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King Coal’s Final Fight in Washington

The backers of Millennium Bulk Terminals, a proposed coal-export terminal in Longview, are scrambling to get on the last boat to Asia.

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Beloved Teacher Belatedly Returns to Garfield Choir

After nearly a year of legal wrangling, Carol Burton is back with her students.

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Housekeepers Launch Ballot Initiative Against Creepy Guests (and Unreasonable Workloads)

The initiative would require hotel housekeepers be provided with panic buttons and create a standard response procedure for hotel management to address acts of harassment or assault by guests.

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Seattle Cleared “The Jungle” In 1994, 1998, and 2003. It Worked So Well We’re Doing It Again.

“This is a friggin’ waste of time and resource. You would have to build a Berlin Wall …to keep people out of there. And an army to patrol it.”

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Report: Seattle African Americans Make 58 Cents For Each Dollar Earned by White Counterparts

The new study ranks Seattle low in terms of paying African Americans and Latinos as compared to whites.

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Is Anheuser-Busch Playing Dirty to Crush Craft Beer in Seattle?

A state investigation found the King of Beers skirting the rules to elbow into Seattle’s famous beer scene.

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Assphalt: Why Does Light Rail Take Sooooo Long

Answering our readers’ burning questions.

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In Court and on Campus, Claims of Discrimination and Institutional Inaction Cloud UW

A discrimination trial gets a hung jury the same day students rally.

Thursday's protest came with 35 pages of demands. Courtesy of Caitlin Benstead of SEIU Local 925
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Photos: Activists Besiege Anacortes Refineries, by Land and by Sea

But some counter-protesters were also present.

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One Trans Man’s Long Journey to Get the Surgery He Needs

It took a years-long legal battle, a lot of red tape, and a 170-mile drive.

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Want More Diversity on Campus? Bring Back Affirmative Action.

As long as state law bans state universities from hiring faculty and admitting students based on race, any efforts to improve campus diversity will be done with one hand tied behind the back.

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Council to Vote on Hospital Expansion

After years of fighting between boosters and neighbors, City Council has the final say.

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A Look Inside a WSDOT Brainstorming Session

Brilliant civic masterminds at work.

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Should We Get Used to Charter Schools?

One public schoolteacher’s illustrated perspective.

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The Art of Black Lives

#LuluNation talks to Nikkita Oliver about the past year of activism.

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Assphalt: Is It OK to Ask My Uber Driver Where He’s From?

What is the etiquette of broaching the subject of nation of origin?

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The Viaduct Disaster That Just Wasn’t

Searching for traffic jams, and not finding them, in a world without SR-99.

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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.

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This Weekend, Anacortes Will Be Ground Zero For Climate Resistance

It’s time for ShellNo 2.0: Bigger, better, and wetter.

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Republican Senate Candidate Chris Vance Would Like to Move On From Trump

He’s not voting for the presumptive nominee from his party, but that doesn’t mean he’s running against him either.

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SCORE Seattle Helps Entrepreneurs of All Stripes Succeed

Whether it’s a brick-and-mortar shop, an export operation, or an intangible service, these workshops help students iron out particulars and make profits the priority.

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Why Is SPS Dragging Its Feet On Bringing Back a Beloved Choir Teacher?

Despite a ruling that Carol Burton should have her job back, Seattle Public Schools is keeping her out of the classroom and leaving it to students to run the Garfield choir program.

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Report: Catholic Hospitals Still Hurt Women’s Health

The report, Healthcare Denied: Patients and Physicians Speak Out About Catholic Hospitals and the Threat to Women’s Health and Lives, recounts instances where doctors at Catholic-affiliated hospitals have been prohibited from caring for their patients due to theologically-based rules.