Deric Gruen

Deric Gruen
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Deric Gruen is a writer, researcher and consultant who brings home big global issues like the economy, equity and the environment and from time to time shares his own story too. He a Seattle native, a Garfield High alum, and an graduate from the UW’s Evans School of Public Affairs.

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As a second-generation nuss-nuss (“half n’ half”) Arab American who is Lebanese and German,  it was only in my adult life that I took...

Tukwila City Council Member De'Sean Quinn talked about how his city is a "hotspot" where people of color are impacted by climate change and other factors affecting health and economic status of minorities. (Photo via Gov. Jay Inslee's Flickr)

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Days after the governments of the world convened in Lima to set the stage for the next big United Nations climate change conference, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a plan that would bring our state in line with 39 other programs around the world and put a price on carbon.

(Photo by Deric Gruen)

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Other cities are experimenting with local currencies. Would it work in Seattle?

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Step off Melrose Street and into Mamnoon, and you could just as well be in the trendy Gemmayzeh neighborhood of Beirut as on Capitol...

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When you go to sleep tonight, Seattle will be visited by three ghosts: the ghost of energy’s past, the ghost of energy’s present and...