August 2008
Table of Contents
Cover Story
And the honors go to… 333 medical practitioners in 85 specialties.
Features
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Seattle’s cutting-edge biogadgets and novel treatments—think lab-grown heart muscles and robotic limbs—are about to redefine health care. It’s guaranteed to take your breath away.
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Greg Nickels’s Climate Action Plan brought him global glory as “America’s green mayor.” But is it civic transformation or eco-opportunism? We crunch the carbon counts, probe the mayor’s environmental conversion, and suggest some ways to make...
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There was a time, not so long ago, when horse racing was dead in Washington State. There was a time when the career of Emerald Downs’ top jockey, Ricky Frazier, was dead too. Hell, there was a time when Ricky Frazier was nearly dead. A story of...
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With a little know-how (and many checklists), Denny and Holly Onslow found paradise.
I knew I needed to find a new doctor when, suffering one of my frequent sinus attacks, I couldn’t get a timely appointment with my physician and saw the nurse-practitioner instead. I’d been getting regular exams from the doctor for a dozen years,...
Local beekeepers work to keep hives alive.
Of all the gin joints in all the world—we’ve got the best.
A Microsoftie’s favorite sport is bad for the bones.
Bumbershoot booker Chris Porter tries to catch the trends, keep it Reel, and always have a backup when Devo bails for China.
From Green Lake to Olympic gold, the agony and the glory of Seattle’s greatest athlete.
Once upon a time, two couples with two little girls had charmed parallel lives. And then they didn’t.
Cross-campus treks. Intentionally ironic attire. Gonzo thwacking. What kind of croquet is this?  
Adventure and boogers still abound, but Shrek the Musical aims to be something else: a story with heart.
When it’s too hot to get dressed, don’t.
A conversation with Maureen Doherty: legal secretary, Reiki master, and world traveler.
Mount Rainier’s Paradise Inn is open again—and summer may never be the same.
City hall is trying to stop crosswalk carnage and make Seattle safe for pedestrians, but sometimes its strategy seems to be forcing them off the street.
Greg Nickels’s Climate Action Plan brought him global glory as “America’s green mayor.” But is it civic transformation or eco-opportunism? We crunch the carbon counts, probe the mayor’s environmental conversion, and suggest some ways to make...
There was a time, not so long ago, when horse racing was dead in Washington State. There was a time when the career of Emerald Downs’ top jockey, Ricky Frazier, was dead too. Hell, there was a time when Ricky Frazier was nearly dead. A story of...
Joel VanderBrink intended to work as a pastor after earning his master’s degree in divinity, but then he moved to Seattle and found his true calling: beer. Following in the wee footsteps of Schooner Exact brewery in West Seattle, and the even...
With a little know-how (and many checklists), Denny and Holly Onslow found paradise.
In case you were too busy with your newest Wii game to catch the memo, Seattle researchers have spelled it out: Nature does the body good. Technology, not so much. That’s what the UW Human Interaction with Nature and Technological Systems Lab...
Seattle’s cutting-edge biogadgets and novel treatments—think lab-grown heart muscles and robotic limbs—are about to redefine health care. It’s guaranteed to take your breath away.
And the honors go to… 333 medical practitioners in 85 specialties.
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