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nDash Writer Profile for Ari Cetron


About Me

I'm a journalist with more than 15 years of experience. I've written about dozens of topics, with a focus on government, public finance, the environment, land use and education issues.

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My Writing Samples

The debate over a pretty lake on Snoqualmie Pass. Who's right?

The story examines the issue of water rights, explaining the conflict between homeowners, farmers, and environmental concerns.


The surprising ties between poverty, gentrification and asthma

This story shows the impacts of zoning and poverty on public health.


Health Care: The Washington Medical School Flap

Some educators and legislators in Washington State wanted to open a new medical school. Those running the existing school questioned the need, while others questioned the value.


Seattle 2035: Five maps that will determine the city's future

An early look at Seattle's updates to its comprehensive plan.


What's next for Seattle's new era floating bike shares

As Seattle rolled out its dock-less bike share program, government and the public tried to find a way to make it work.


Seattle's promising, extremely early look at congestion pricing

A story that examines a study of if and how congestion pricing might work in Seattle.



Freelance writer and editor

Research and write news articles for a variety of print and electronic media. Stories range from blog posts to feature length magazine articles.

Company: Self employed

I worked there from 9/2014 until now


Led the production of a weekly newspaper from end to end, including writing and editing stories, producing and editing photographs and designing pages.

Company: Sammamish Review

I worked there from 11/2007 until 8/2014


Wrote at least a half-dozen news stories each week on a wide variety of topics.

Company: Connection newspapers

I worked there from 1/2003 until 9/2007

Editor at large

Dropped in to edit production of weekly newspapers when regular editor was out. Assisted in mentoring young reporters.

Company: Connection newspapers

I worked there from 8/2006 until 9/2006

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