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Ariel Van Cleave

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Past articles by Ariel:

Analysis: How the history of McNeil intersects with broader American history

McNeil Island prison ran for more than a century in South Puget Sound. A lot of earth-shaking events happened in the outside world during that time, and → Read More

State Primary Election Results Roundup: Is A Blue Wave Coming?

Early primary results are confirming many of the expectations of those closely watching the races. But they also seem to speak broadly about Democrats' → Read More

Pinball In Seattle Had Corrupt And Violent Beginnings

This story originally aired on September 27, 2017. Pinball was considered gambling in the 1950s and 1960s. But Seattle's city leaders, police and King → Read More

Medicaid Reimbursement Denied To Tribes With Dental Therapists

The federal government has denied a state request for tribes to qualify for Medicaid funding to pay for care done by mid-level providers known as dental → Read More

KNKX Sports Commentator Art Thiel Reacts To Cano Suspension

S eattle already knew Robinson Cano would be out of the Mariners lineup for several weeks, the result of a broken bone in his right hand. But now his → Read More

Seattle Celebrates The Independent Bookstore On Saturday

It’s supposed to rain again Saturday, so what better way to spend your day than inside a bookstore in search of your next novel? There will be 23 → Read More

Newspapers To Inslee: Veto Public Records Exemption

The last time an editorial appeared on the front page of The Seattle Times, Teddy Roosevelt was president, World War I hadn’t happened yet, and Pike Place → Read More

County Assessors Preparing For Concerns About High Property Tax Bills

As property tax bills start going out, county assessors across the state are doing everything they can to educate property owners about what to expect this → Read More

Needle Exchange Survey Shows Heroin Users Want Treatment, But Access Can Be A Challenge

Most people who use heroin as their main drug want to reduce their use, or completely stop, according to a new report released by the University of → Read More

Indigenous Showcase Highlights Native Cultures And Filmmakers

This year’s Indigenous Showcase at Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum comes to a close Saturday. The annual event has been around for a decade and has given → Read More

Years Of Growth At WSU Came With A Lot Of Debt

Washington State University is facing a $30 million budget deficit. University President Kirk Schulz is calling for 2.5 percent cuts in all departments to → Read More

Tacoma Election Will Bring New Mayor, Councilmembers

Balancing business development , focusing on environmentally-conscious projects and combating homelessness are just a few of the issues coming up in Tacoma → Read More

Everett To Elect First Female Mayor In 124 Years

Voters in Everett will be electing a new mayor next month. The city’s current leader, Ray Stephanson, is stepping down after 14 years in the role. Cassie → Read More

Diversity On UW Campus Proves Lacking For One Student

The University of Washington admitted its most diverse incoming class in the school’s history this year , but black students made up less than 3 percent of → Read More

Dry Spell Coming To An End As Rain And Cool Temperatures Return

Fall doesn't technically start until Sept. 21, but it's arriving early this year as a front moves into the region this weekend. KNKX weather expert Cliff → Read More

How Some Washington High Schools Provide Extra Attention For Freshmen

Students are heading back to class and some are facing the daunting task of dealing with a new school and new expectations. High school freshmen can have a → Read More

Fast Ferry Could Add Pressure To Kitsap County's Housing Market

The fast ferry between Bremerton and Seattle has been up and running since July. It cuts travel time between the two in half. The quicker commute could → Read More

How Will Animals React To The Solar Eclipse?

There has been a lot of talk about the solar eclipse and its effect on humans: Traffic will be a nightmare, cell service might be jammed, and you could → Read More

Seattle City Council Approves Protections For Rental Applicants With Criminal Records

Updated at 3:14 p.m. Monday Aug. 14 with the council's passage of the law. The Seattle City Council passed a law Monday that mostly prevents landlords from → Read More

Crowded Primary Ballots Becoming More Common In Washington

Voters are finding this year’s primary ballots filled with names of candidates hoping to make the cut to run in the general election. Those crowded ballots → Read More