The crane that collapsed at Fairview Avenue and Mercer Street in downtown Seattle ... five hours before it fell.
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The crane that collapsed at Fairview Avenue and Mercer Street in downtown Seattle ... five hours before it fell.
Credit: Courtesy of Christopher Collinson

Cranes in the sky

How worried should you be when you look up? Is the Jeopardy! crown being passed to a successor? What exactly happened in the dark of the night in Olympia? And soon, cameras may be watching you from the supermarket aisles: how does it affect your privacy?


Karen Weise, Crane collapse

An oft-cited statistic is that there are 60 construction cranes above Seattle – more than any other American city. On Saturday, one of those cranes collapsed in South Lake Union. It killed four people and hurt four more. With that in mind, how should you feel when you look up at the other 59? Karen Weise is a New York Times technology correspondent based in Seattle.

Ken Jennings on James Holzhauer

Ken Jennings’ record winning streak on Jeopard! has yet to be toppled. But a new challenger is winning money at a faster rate than anyone in the game’s history. James Holzhauer has won over a million dollars on the show, and the streak shows no sign of slowing down.

2019 legislative session wrap

The legislative session is over – and, like good college students, the legislature rushed everything down to the wire. After a weekend of marathon floor sessions and last minute votes, Olympia correspondents Austin Jenkins of KUOW and Melissa Santos of Crosscut break down what happened.

Ryan Calo, supermarket surveillance

Are you being spied on while you shop? It's no secret that most stores have security cameras, but they aren't just watching for shoplifters anymore. Every time you make a purchase, in store or online, businesses learn more about you. Should you be worried? We asked Ryan Calo, a professor at the UW Law School and Tech Policy Lab.