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Andrew Vait, a Seattle-based self-employed musician, says he used the exchange to get covered. Courtesy Washington Healthplanfinder

Washington Residents Are Flocking to the State Health Care Exchange

The marketplace has proven popular with Washingtonians, even as GOP leaders consider ways to dismantle the law that created it.

Andrew Vait, a Seattle-based self-employed musician, says he used the exchange to get covered. Courtesy Washington Healthplanfinder
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Activists Raise Alarm Over Anti-LGBT Ties to AEG, The Concert Giant Behind Bumbershoot

Records show Philip Anschutz, owner of AEG, has donated large sums to several organizations committed to fighting same-sex marriage and other causes.

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Seattle Should Break Ties With Wells Fargo, and Embrace Socially Responsible Investing

With a council so willing to pass resolutions on issues, anything less verges on duplicitous.

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The Troubling Trial of Emanuel Fair

In a grisly murder case, the defense wants to know if the DNA evidence is reliable. They’ll never find out.

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The new battery-powered bus, coming soon to a route near you. Photo courtesy King County.

King County Metro Buys Nation’s Largest Fleet of Battery-Powered Buses

This puts us on track to have an all-electric, zero-emissions transit system in the near future.

The new battery-powered bus, coming soon to a route near you. Photo courtesy King County.
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Initiative to Require Discrimination Against Trans Public School Students Returns for More Signatures

The initaitive, which failed last year, would also allow discrimination at private businesses.

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What Can and Can’t Go Wrong With Democracy Vouchers

No, incumbents don’t get a head start.

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A protester outside the Wells Fargo building in downtown Seattle. Photography by Alex Garland

So You Want to Divest from DAPL. Will the Financial Industry Let You?

Conventional wisdom says putting your money where your values are will cost you. But that’s changing.

A protester outside the Wells Fargo building in downtown Seattle. Photography by Alex Garland
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Republicans Don’t Like Inslee’s Tax Plan. But That Doesn’t Mean They Have an Alternative.

The 2017 legislative session is shaping up like a Tom Cruise sci-fi flick.

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City Slaps Airline Caterer With $335K Fine for Minimum Wage Violation

Meanwhile, the minimum wage is hitting $15 an hour for some employees in Seattle.