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About Erica

PubliCola is a deep dive into backstories and breaking news in Seattle from one of the city's most deeply sourced, experienced local news reporters.

Since 2015, when I launched the site as The C Is for Crank, I've brought you insightful reports on what's really happening at city hall, in-depth analysis of the planning and land use decisions that will shape Seattle and the region, deep dives on drug policy, transportation and land use, and city politics, and full-length interviews with candidates and elected officials about the issues that matter at City Hall.

As local media in Seattle contracts and publications increasingly choose to throw analysis and insight overboard, PubliCola to elevate the discussion and bring you behind the scenes to places no one else will take you, to get the story behind the story, and to bring you breaking news and interviews that surpass anything you'll find on other media outlets.

To do that, and to continue bringing you new, fresh content several times a week, I need your support. My expenses include web hosting, travel costs, records fees, and, most of all, my time. Bringing this site to you is the equivalent of a full-time job, and I need your help to make this project sustainable and expand and improve the work I do here.

If you've ever learned anything you didn't know from my site, found your perspective validated or challenged here, or enjoyed an insight from one of my posts digging into campaign finance reports or sitting down with an elected official or wannabe elected official, please keep this going by supporting me at whatever level you can.

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