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17 Shots in Pasco

The police shooting of a Mexican field worker prompted a reckoning in a Washington farming town.

  • By Brooke Jarvis
  • Published 05/26/2015
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McKenna Haley Is on Her Way to Making $15 an Hour

Like the rest of Seattle’s minimum wage workers, she’ll get her first pay increase this month.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 03/23/2015
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Morning Fizz

Advocates Push City to Fund Affordable Housing

Caffeinated news featuring disagreements, agreements, and another big endorsement for Sawant

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 03/16/2015
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Collapse: The Oso Mudslide and the Community That Survived It

The Oso mudslide in March 2014 was one of the deadliest landslides in U.S. history. This is the story of those who witnessed it firsthand.

  • By Brooke Jarvis
  • Published 11/03/2014
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Metro Bus Driver Theresa Tobin, In Her Own Words

As King County Metro faces budget cuts, an 18-year veteran bus driver has her eyes on the road ahead.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 09/01/2014
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Pramila Jayapal Sees the Big Picture

The candidate for state senate charts a unifying course that goes far beyond narrow single issues.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/02/2014
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Garden City

The Botany of Urban Desire

Sarah Bergmann's Pollinator Pathway combines art, ecology, and urban planning. Just don't call it a bee thing.

  • By James Ross Gardner
  • Published 05/01/2014
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Rex Hohlbein Has Designs on Ending Homelessness

The architect is closing his Fremont firm to educate “homed” people on the plight of Seattle’s homeless and bring much-needed empathy to the equation.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 03/01/2014
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The Truth About Cons and Dogs

Washington state was the first to give pets to prisoners. Now an inmate at Cedar Creek Corrections Center is training canines to serve veterans—and turning around his own life.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 02/01/2014
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Books Over Troubled Waters

Since 1966, Renton’s main library has stood over the Cedar River. But when the city threatened to close it, Renton’s residents mounted a civic uprising that involved Tim Eyman, threats of a lawsuit, and the start of two political careers.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 11/01/2013
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Demetrious Johnson Isn’t as Little as He Looks

The UFC’s flyweight champion of the world may only be five-foot-three, but he’s a giant in the octagon.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 07/01/2013
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Legends of the Fallen

A magnificent Douglas fir stood for more than 300 years at the edge of the Olympic National Forest. When Reid Johnston looked at it, all he could see was money.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 04/17/2013
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Michele James Is Securing the Homeland

The Tacoma native keeps the bad guys out so you can sleep easy.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 02/20/2013
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Bad Blood

Membership disputes have raged within the Snoqualmie tribe for years, but Marvin Kempf is determined to set the record straight.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 12/17/2012
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Former Gang Member Rehabilitates At-Risk Youth

Former gang member Mark Rivers turns lives around.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 07/18/2012
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Washington National Guard Soldier Fights Deportation in Seattle Court

Pakistan native Zahid Chaudhry served in the military, married a U.S. citizen, and became the target of Homeland Security’s post-9/11 zeal. And now he may be deported—for checking the wrong box when applying for his green card.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 04/25/2012
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Best Things to See and Do in Winter in Seattle

The Northwest is in for another cold, snowy La Niña winter. And we’ll be ready with hot toddies and hearth-warming fireplaces, a popup ice rink, and even a few balmy escapes right here in town.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 11/23/2011
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The Most Treacherous Terrain

When some buddies from UW slipped into the Cascades for backcountry snowboarding, they entered some of the most treacherous terrain in the Northwest. Not even a seasoned avalanche expert could predict what they found.

  • By David Laskin
  • Published 11/21/2011
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The Home Builder

A Nickelsville resident finds hope in community.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 04/22/2011
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