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Growing Pains

Heady growth, a soaring skyline, and sophisticated amenities reveal a vitality beyond the recent economic malaise. The new Eastside faces new challenges—and new opportunities. Included: Video coverage of the eastside growth, courtesy q13fox.com

01/22/2009 By Juliette Guilbert

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Suburban Soul Man

Ron Sher thought he could build a community around an ugly, failing shopping mall. Is he nuts?

01/22/2009 By Juliette Guilbert

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Eastside, Big City

In this special section we examine the Eastside’s urban and economic challenges, and the opportunities they bring. We profile a developer who can teach Seattle how to create a vital, livable city. And we spotlight the attractions— from food an

01/15/2009 By Steve Wiecking, Kathryn Robinson, Juliette Guilbert, and Megan Clark

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Fire Work With Me

Four Seattle architects heat up home design with custom hearths for every look and lifestyle.

01/05/2009 By Juliette Guilbert

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Suburban Like Me

A child of the suburbs finds herself priced out of posh Seattle and lands in lowly Lynnwood—expecting the same sort of white-bread wasteland she left behind.

01/03/2009 By Juliette Guilbert

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Divided It Stands

The opening of the Northwest African American Museum last March was a long time in coming. Can it rise above the conflicts that delayed its debut for 30 years?

12/19/2008 By Juliette Guilbert

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Special Ed Ghetto (or) a Seat in the Class?

Distressed parents complain that Seattle Public Schools isolates disabled children in failing schools. Officials insist they’re doing the best they can—and maybe those kids don’t belong with other students.

12/08/2008 By Juliette Guilbert