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Washington and other coastal states seek to limit seawall construction

Protective structures such as seawalls and bulkheads can help save properties from erosion. But such structures, known collectively as shoreline armoring, can block the natural flow of sand and sediment down the...

Ann Davison leading in Seattle city attorney race

Davison, a civil lawyer and arbitrator with limited courtroom experience, is leading former public defender Nicole Thomas-Kennedy 58% to 41% in early results. That margin is likely to shrink in the coming days,...

Seattle voters appear to elect Bruce Harrell to be next mayor

In the contest for the ninth seat on city council, Fremont Brewing owner Sara Nelson is leading attorney and activist Nikkita Oliver by 20 points. That margin could be difficult for Oliver...

Dow Constantine leads for King County executive, Lambert in trouble

No similar upset seemed imminent in the race for the top job of county executive. The incumbent, Dow Constantine, had a healthy lead over challenger Joe Nguyen in early returns Tuesday night,...

Dow Constantine wins re-election as King County executive, Lambert loses seat

No similar upset happened in the race for the top job of county executive. The incumbent, Dow Constantine, still had a healthy lead over challenger Joe Nguyen as of Thursday, with Constantine...

Seattle mayor candidates debate old, new approaches to policing

The two televised debates were presented by the Washington State Debate Coalition, which includes Cascade Public Media. Crosscut reporter David Kroman was on the media panel.Harrell, as he has done during his...

Tonight: Seattle mayor candidates debate public health and safety

The Washington State Debate Coalition,  founded by the Seattle CityClub in 2016, has produced public debates all over the state, including ones involving gubernatorial and congressional candidates. The coalition is supported by...

Number of women in state policing remains low

The challengesIllinois state Trooper Omoayena Williams has four kids: a 9-year-old, a 7-year-old and 4-year-old twins. “It’s busy,” Williams said with a laugh in an interview. She shares her experiences as a...

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