A parent hugs her teenage daughter while participating in Planned Parenthood’s LiFT program. Photo courtesy Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands

The Battle for Sex Ed Funding’s Future

Western Washington advocates fight back as the federal Department of Health and Human Services tries to reallocate resources to abstinence-only programs.

A parent hugs her teenage daughter while participating in Planned Parenthood’s LiFT program. Photo courtesy Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands
Fishing the Duwamish. Photo by Daniel Person

Boeing’s River Blues

Local environmental groups allege that Boeing is violating the Clean Water Act and polluting the Duwamish River.

Fishing the Duwamish. Photo by Daniel Person
Transit-oriented development near the Othello Station in Southeast Seattle. Photo by SounderBruce/Wikipedia Commons

Sound Transit Plans to Facilitate Affordable Housing Near Light Rail Stations

The agency sets aside land in hopes of making transit more equitable.

Transit-oriented development near the Othello Station in Southeast Seattle. Photo by SounderBruce/Wikipedia Commons

New Seasons Market’s Old Baggage

As the Portland grocer expands to Seattle, labor organizers raise concerns about its treatment of workers.

By 2024, Sound Transit intends to offer high-capacity bus service to communities along Lake Washington. Image courtesy Sound Transit

Sound Transit Plans High-Capacity Buses for the Eastside

Faster bus lines along I-405 and SR-522 are in the works.

By 2024, Sound Transit intends to offer high-capacity bus service to communities along Lake Washington. Image courtesy Sound Transit
Cargo transportation was among the various regional industries driving wage and employment growth in King County. Photo via PxHere

King County Employment Continues to Rise

New statistics show a decrease in unemployment and higher average pay, but the growth may start to slow.

Cargo transportation was among the various regional industries driving wage and employment growth in King County. Photo via PxHere
All Home board members meet in Seattle on April 23 to talk about its structure. Photo by Josh Kelety

The Never-Ending Search for an Effective King County Homeless Plan

While All Home attempts to address the issue, the group’s lack of actual power results in little change.

All Home board members meet in Seattle on April 23 to talk about its structure. Photo by Josh Kelety
March for Our Lives Seattle founders Emilia Allard (right) and Rhiannon Rasaretnam (left) spoke at the rally on March 24, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Gun Control May Be Headed to the Ballot Box Again

A ballot initiative could restrict semi-automatic weapon sales, including raising the purchase age to 21.

March for Our Lives Seattle founders Emilia Allard (right) and Rhiannon Rasaretnam (left) spoke at the rally on March 24, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Crews clear the way for development at Riverbend’s former par 3 golf course in Kent. Photo by Mark Klaas
Crews clear the way for development at Riverbend’s former par 3 golf course in Kent. Photo by Mark Klaas
Rodney Tom. Photo by John Stang

Rodney Tom’s Centrist Dance

After party-hopping from Republican to Democrat and back again (and again), can the fiscal conservative woo voters in the 48th?

Rodney Tom. Photo by John Stang
Photo by SounderBruce/Flickr

The Emerald City’s Smoggy Gray

Forest fires, wood smoke, and traffic are making it hard to breathe Seattle’s air.

Photo by SounderBruce/Flickr

Throwing Shade: How a Lack of Trees Hurts Seattle Minorities

Studies show minimal tree canopy cover negatively impacts the city’s vulnerable neighborhoods.

UW’s Storefront Studio Project Revitalizes Historic Northwest Streets

For 15 years, the student-driven program has given new life to thoroughfares in Northwest communities.

A Canadian safe consumption site in Lethbridge. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

County Plans for Second Safe Drug Site Now on Hold

Following intense resistance to the proposal from the suburbs, county officials are taking a wait-and-see approach.

A Canadian safe consumption site in Lethbridge. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge
David Swaintek stands in front of his junk removal truck. Photo courtesy of Hanna Swaintek/JDog Junk Removal Lake Union

Veteran’s Junk Removal Franchise Strives for Environmental Sustainability

In light of China’s recent recycling regulations, JDog Junk Removal could help reduce the burden on landfills.

David Swaintek stands in front of his junk removal truck. Photo courtesy of Hanna Swaintek/JDog Junk Removal Lake Union
Photo by Josh Kelety

King County Bans Chewing Tobacco in Sports Stadiums

Advocates say the ban will keep youth athletes from using dip.

Photo by Josh Kelety

King County Council Passes Renter Protections Bill

The legislation is intended to prevent landlords from discriminating based on the source of a prospective tenant’s income.

Bruce McDonald, foreground, and his 15-year-old daughter, Chloe, join others outside the accesso ShoWare Center on Saturday in signing a banner supporting the Humboldt, Saskatchewan junior hockey team. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
Bruce McDonald, foreground, and his 15-year-old daughter, Chloe, join others outside the accesso ShoWare Center on Saturday in signing a banner supporting the Humboldt, Saskatchewan junior hockey team. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
Westin Hotel workers hold up signs in support of housekeepers’ rights. Photo by Hannah Long-Higgins

Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative Still Awaits Full Rollout

Over a year after voter approval, the law’s framework remains unset and open for public suggestion.

Westin Hotel workers hold up signs in support of housekeepers’ rights. Photo by Hannah Long-Higgins

Activists Begin Collecting Signatures for Carbon Fee Initiative

Following inaction from state legislators, supporters of I-1631 are aiming for the November ballot.