August 2011
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What you need to know and where you need to go in Olympic National Park, Washington State’s most popular park, including best hiking trails, campground tips, hotels, and a map.
Features
Thumbnail for - Elizabeth Campbell’s Fight to Kill Seattle’s Deep-Bore Tunnel
Lawsuit-filing, government-haranguing, Alaskan Way Viaduct–loving activist Elizabeth Campbell is on a quest to kill the deep-bore tunnel.
Thumbnail for - The Elwha’s Last Dam Summer
It began 25 years ago as a radical idea: destroying two dams to save the Elwha River. It ends this month as a commonsense solution. Gentlemen, start your jackhammers.
Thumbnail for - Dr. Deisher’s Stem Cell Crusade
When pro-life biotechnologist Tracy Deisher sued to halt federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, it rocked the biotech universe. What’s driving the Seattle researcher to kill the promise of medicine’s greatest hope — Catholicism
Thumbnail for - Top Doctors 2011
Seattle offers some of the most outstanding medical care in the world. This year, thanks to a new partnership with Avvo, Seattle Met brings you more top doctors than ever before in 66 specialties.
AT LEAST SINCE the mid-1800s the wooded, mountainous, coastal land of the Olympic Peninsula has inspired awe for its beauties and lust for its resources. In 1885, after U.S. Army explorer Joseph O’Neil ascended Hurricane Ridge, he reported to...
Food that bridges barriers, a barrier that spans a bridge, champion cherries, and dreams of baseball championships.
Tom Douglas’s new South Lake Union restaurant Cuoco serves fresh pasta and some old familiar feelings.
Tom Douglas, our biggest restaurateur, has colonized Seattle’s Amazon environs with a vengeance, but how’s a diner supposed to keep all those new restaurants (Brave Horse Tavern, Serious Pie, Dahlia Workshop, Ting Momo) straight? Lucky you have us.
The return of tiki cocktails lets us escape to a place where the shirts are silly and the drinks are seriously delicious. Find devoted disciples mixing those drinks at Tini Bigs, Naga Cocktail Bar, Moshi Moshi, and Rob Roy.
Beacon Hill’s Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club hosts the sport’s national championships for the first time in 13 years.
This month’s party guests: Chone Figgins, Ken Muscatel, Lisa Daltirus, Robert Gates, Rose McGowan, and Reggie Watts.
The best of Seattlemet.com blogs: Nosh Pit, Culture Fiend, Sauced, and Wear What When.
Examining the odds that Bravo’s infamous Real Housewives series will wind up in our neck of the woods.
Vancouver, BC, inhabitant William Gibson follows up Spook Country with high-tech thriller Zero History.
Beware of kindie rockers like Caspar Babypants, Recess Monkey, and Johnny Bregar. Their songs might get stuck in your brain.
Just asking: When is bullying in the eye of the beholder?
Couldn’t score tickets to the Penny Arcade Expo, the country’s biggest gaming shindig? Blame Halo.
Seattle shops stock lightweight all-day city bags perfect for summer.
Olympic National Park ranger Susannah “Sanny” Lustig leads us on a bear hunt.
Summer things to do in Olympic National Park: stargaze at Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, swim in the mineral pools of the Sol Duc Valley, rock climb Mount Cruiser, fly kites on the shores of Beach Three near Kalaloch, and surf First Beach near La...
What you need to know and where you need to go in Olympic National Park, Washington State’s most popular park, including best hiking trails, campground tips, hotels, and a map.
The best hiking trails you don’t know in Olympic National Park.
The best places to stay in Olympic National Park.
This summer, more than 100 volunteers will scour Olympic National Park for evidence of Marmota olympus, our own special marmot.
Peter Malarkey, Steve Davis, Eirik Johnson, and N.P. Bank Note Company present the Olympic Peninsula through different lens.
Essential rain gear for Olympic National Park.
Tim McNulty serves as unofficial poet laureate of Olympic National Park.
It began 25 years ago as a radical idea: destroying two dams to save the Elwha River. It ends this month as a commonsense solution. Gentlemen, start your jackhammers.
Helping to preserve Olympic National Park: Washington National Park Fund, Backcountry Horsemen of Washington, Student Conservation Association, Friends of Olympic National Park, and Olympic Park Institute.
A field guide to the animals of Olympic National Park.
To prepare for disaster, Willow Brugh, cofounder of Geeks Without Bounds, and Annie Dennisdóttir Wright, an editor at the gaming website Gameranx, suggest you play video games.
Four incumbents in this year’s city council election (Tim Burgess, Bruce Harrell, Tom Rasmussen, and Sally Clark) and one challenger (Maurice Classen) have jumped on the Christian Sinderman consulting train.
Brook Ashinay of Safety First Driving School has the skinny on how to parallel park.
A by-the-numbers study of the legalization of marijuana in Washington State.
Marcellus Turner, Seattle Public Library’s new head librarian, doesn’t go by the book.
Lawsuit-filing, government-haranguing, Alaskan Way Viaduct–loving activist Elizabeth Campbell is on a quest to kill the deep-bore tunnel.
Summon luxury sedans from Uber with text messages, and drivers pinpoint your location via your phone’s GPS.
From the U.S. District Court complaint against Tukwila resident Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, arrested with a conspirator on June 22, 2011, for allegedly plotting a terrorist attack on a Seattle military entrance processing station.
When pro-life biotechnologist Tracy Deisher sued to halt federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, it rocked the biotech universe. What’s driving the Seattle researcher to kill the promise of medicine’s greatest hope — Catholicism
Seattle offers some of the most outstanding medical care in the world. This year, thanks to a new partnership with Avvo, Seattle Met brings you more top doctors than ever before in 66 specialties.
The Pioneer Square neighborhood maintains much of its original Romanesque Revival and Victorian architecture, yet dozens of empty storefronts leave the regal buildings looking like toothless smiles. But you’d be hard-pressed to call Pioneer Square...
What you need to know and where you need to go in Olympic National Park, Washington State's most popular park, including best hiking trails, campground tips, hotels, and a map.
Kindie music videos from Caspar Babypants, the Board of Education, Johnny Bregar, the Harmonica Pocket, the Not-Its! and Recess Monkey.