Wait, How High Am I?

Now that I-502 has legalized marijuana, there are a few enterprising chemists out there who want to help us all get stoned with confidence. (Okay, and educate us along the way.)

02/20/2013 By Matthew Halverson


Weed Won’t Show Up in Restaurants Anytime Soon

Why pastry chefs aren’t high on pot as an ingredient.

01/23/2013 By Danielle Zorn


Same-Sex Marriage Opponent Lashes Out at Starbucks

The National Organization for Marriage takes the coffee giant to task.



The Education of Ed Murray

The biggest winner of the 2012 election wasn’t even on the ballot, but he’s poised to be the most powerful man in Olympia, and Seattle.

12/19/2012 By Josh Feit


White Center’s Annexation Fight

November’s vote on annexing White Center to Burien has blown up into angry battle pitting neighborhood against neighborhood—and neighbor against neighbor.

10/09/2012 By Matthew Halverson


The Partisanship Cure

What does our political system need? Marriage counseling.

10/05/2012 By Kathryn Robinson


Jay Inslee’s Turnaround

Jay Inslee defies initial dismissals that he didn’t have what it took to beat Rob McKenna in the 2012 Washington state governor’s race.

09/19/2012 By Josh Feit


Liquor Privatization: The Fallout

The unintended (and intended) consequences of privatizing Washington state liquor sales.

08/21/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Verbatim: Gunsmoke



Obama’s Seattle HQ

The real reason Barack Obama opened a campaign office in Seattle—and Mitt Romney didn’t.

06/20/2012 By Brandon Bye


Inside Seattle’s Unsuccessful Bid for the 2012 Olympics

How Seattle’s bid for the 2012 Olympics went up in flames.

06/20/2012 By Matthew Halverson


Bike Crashes Along SLU Streetcar Pit Cyclists Against City

When cyclists started wrecking, one after another, on the South Lake Union Streetcar tracks, it looked like the growing pains of a city trying its best to get people out of their cars and into alternate transportation. But then a lawsuit raised questions

05/18/2012 By Matthew Halverson


The Trayvon Martin Case Slows Down Washington Gun Legislation

How the Trayvon Martin case changed the course of Washington State gun legislation.

05/17/2012 By James Ross Gardner


Verbatim: Why Washington Is the Ninth Best State for Women

An excerpt from “Best and Worst States for Women,” an analysis from, released in March 2012.



The Meaning of Marriage

Despite what gay rights advocates argue, maybe redefinition is just what marriage needs.

04/25/2012 By Kathryn Robinson


Verbatim: State Representative Maureen Walsh Defends Marriage, for All

Maureen Walsh, just before she broke ranks with her party and became one of only two Republican state representatives to vote in support of Washington’s marriage equality bill, signed into law in February 2012.



Would It Work Here? Policing the Police

Robert Gangi founded the Police Reform Organizing Project to expose, address, and correct abusive police practices in NYC. Would a cop watch akin to PROP make a difference in Seattle?

03/23/2012 By Jessie Wesley


Would It Work Here? Online Simulators Let Civilians Control the Budget

Kevin Falcon, British Columbia’s minister of finance, introduced My BC Budget, an online simulator that lets civilians play budget wonks. Would it work here?

03/07/2012 By Jessie Wesley