Seattle Times reporters Greg Bishop and Danny O'Neil take an in-depth look at charities of athletes with Seattle ties in this five-part series. [September 2007]
September 2013Sea Change: The Pacific's perilous turn
Ocean acidification, the lesser-known twin of climate change, threatens to scramble marine life on a scale almost too big to fathom.
SELL BLOCK, PART 1: U.S. prison labor is a hidden billion-dollar economy. In Washington state, the labor program has cost taxpayers millions, harmed private businesses and charged exorbitant markups to state agencies.
LOADED WITH LEAD, PART 1: Lead poisoning is a major threat at America's shooting ranges, perpetuated by owners who've repeatedly violated laws.
PART 1: Thirty years ago, Congress acted to spur research on rare diseases. Today, we have hundreds of new drugs — along with runaway pricing and market manipulation, as drugmakers turn a law with good intentions into a profit engine.
A Times analysis shows that zoos' efforts to preserve and propagate elephants have largely failed, both in Seattle and nationally.
Amazon's practices are drawing increasing scrutiny, from civic leaders in Seattle to lawmakers around the country, from business partners to labor activists.
Washington's civil-commitment program that shields society from the worst sex offenders is plagued with unchecked legal costs and lack of financial oversight.
To cut costs, Washington steers Medicaid patients to a narcotic that costs less than a dollar a dose. The state insists methadone is safe. But hundreds die from it each year - and more than anyone else, it's the poor who pay the price.
Awarded to The Seattle Times staff for its comprehensive coverage, in print and online, of the shooting deaths of four police officers in a coffee house and the 40-hour manhunt for the suspect. Staffers have won journalism's highest honor eight times since 1950, and have been finalists on 14 other occasions since 1982. Read more.
The grand experiment to tear down two dams and restore an Olympic wilderness to its former glory.
A new book by The Seattle Times staff
For its coverage of the ambush slayings of four Lakewood police officers, The Seattle Times won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. Now, in this new book, the newspaper's staff goes deeper, telling a story of our nation's racial divide, the political risks of mercy, and missed opportunities to stop a man going mad.
Exploiting the aged and frail in Washington's adult family homes.
[Update: December 2010]
'I am a wolf' A Seattle Times examination of numerous Emiel Kandi loan deals shows that they are set up so he can quickly take borrowers' homes and in some cases flip them for a profit. And he gets away with it.
The story of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment's year in Afghanistan, as soldiers struggled with their mission in the conservative Islamic region. The story reflects broader tensions within the U.S. military and among civilian leaders about the conduct of the war: how to balance battling the Taliban with winning the trust of Afghans.
They squeeze in with relatives, couch surf with friends or camp out in cars. More families are quietly becoming homeless, driven to the edge by a lack of jobs and affordable housing.
[Aug. 29-31, 2010]
The drug-resistant germ MRSA lurks in Washington hospitals, carried by patients and staff and fueled by inconsistent infection control. This stubborn germ is spreading at an alarming rate, but no one has tracked these cases -- until now.
Vancouver's Olympic organizers promised an affordable, fan-friendly Games. But tickets available to the public are often out of reach, bundled into packages costing far beyond face value.
Execs say WaMu fell victim to the economy; but WaMu caused its demise by embracing risky loans and dismantling safeguards.
Concussions may be nothing unusual in high-school football, but playing with one could result in a devastating brain injury. The stories of five Washington boys illustrate the risks of not letting the developing brain heal.
Canada's energy boom creates vast riches — and a dirty footprint.
The Seattle Times examined the relationships between those who benefit from congressional earmarks and those who make campaign donations to lawmakers.
With little scrutiny from state geologists, Weyerhaeuser has been allowed to clear-cut unstable slopes. When December's storms hit, many of these heavily logged mountains gave way to landslides.
The disturbing story behind the last great UW team -- and how its legacy still casts a shadow on the Huskies
After decades of integration efforts, the racial imbalance of the 1970s is back.
We pledged to protect Puget Sound. We've passed laws and spent millions to preserve it. Yet we keep sabotaging it.
The Seattle Times has found that thousands of these unproven devices -- many of them illegal or dangerous -- are used in hundreds of venues nationwide.
How a 96-year-old Seattle woman's $2 million estate vanished — and how her business manager, contractors, mortgage lenders, credit-card companies and others reaped the benefits.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and wife Melinda are not the first to try to eradicate malaria. But will their foundation's billion-dollar initiative be enough?
Seattle's Pike Place Market turns 100 this year. Check out an interactive map, historical photos and archives, and read ongoing coverage about the Market.
Sealed records hold secrets of potential dangers in our medicine cabinets; of molesters, negligent doctors; of missteps by local and state agencies. We're going to court to open up those cases.
An interactive guide to Seattle's new park.
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