Deputy Editor

Matthew Halverson edits Seattle Met’s award-winning Mudroom department, oversees its arts coverage, writes the Quote Unquote department and narrative features, and writes and edits service features.

Matthew joined the magazine as a senior editor in 2008 after a three-year stint as the executive editor of St. Louis magazine. Since then, his writing has earned eight Society of Professional Journalist awards and has been a finalist for three City and Regional Magazine awards, including his essay on shopping for a house while navigating a divorce (“This Must Be the Place”). In 2014, Mudroom won the CRMA award for best magazine department.

Seattle is home now, but Matthew’s heart will always be in the Midwest, where he grew up and eventually earned a degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. When he’s not in the office, he’s working around his house in West Seattle and building spaceships out of Legos with his son. And despite his title, no, he doesn’t wear a badge.

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Dead in the Water

Who Is Shooting Seattle's Sea Lions?

For years the bullet-riddled bodies of seals and sea lions have washed up on Washington shores. But who would kill them—and why?

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 06/21/2016

Quote Unquote

Soeur Suong Is an American

The road from Cambodian refugee to naturalized citizen was anything but smooth, though.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 06/21/2016

Explainer

What Is White Nose Syndrome and What's Being Done About It?

When hikers in North Bend found a sick bat in March, they made what to wildlife experts was a shocking discovery: White nose syndrome, which has ravaged bat populations in the eastern U.S. for a decade, had jumped to this coast. Here’s why it's so scary.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 05/30/2016

Feature

Undelivered

After Carlyle Aicher was murdered for the pearls he was carrying, authorities assured his family the killer would be found. Nearly 50 years later, those who are left are still waiting.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 05/25/2016

Quote Unquote

Brett Hamil Has Had It with Seattle Politics

And the host of 'Seattle Process' isn't going to take it anymore.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 05/25/2016

Secrets of Sea-Tac

Sea-Tac by the Numbers

Where the airport’s more than 42 million passengers are flying, how much they’re spending, and how long they’re waiting.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 05/24/2016

Quote Unquote

Lindy West Is Not Afraid to Be Shrill

"[Being funny] is something that's gendered. People don’t think women are funny, so it’s always satisfying to upend people’s expectations."

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 04/22/2016

Defying Gravity

Dan Price's Quick Rise and Quicker Fall

Price became a media darling in April 2015 by raising the minimum wage at Ballard’s Gravity Payments to $70,000—but this May he’s scheduled to answer accusations that he used the company as his “personal piggybank.”

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 04/22/2016

Politics

Will Donald Trump and His Bullying Win Over Washington Republicans?

His political ascension may be vulgar and unlikely. But even here on the Left Coast it shouldn’t come as a surprise.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 04/22/2016

Quote Unquote

Danni Askini Is About to Mix It Up in Olympia

The head of Seattle’s Gender Justice League is having a Harvey Milk moment.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 03/28/2016

Gone With The Wings

The Gypsy Moth Is Taking Over Capitol Hill

The WA Department of Agriculture is waging all-out war on the hungry little caterpillar this month. The gypsy moth—whose voracious larvae have defoliated whole forests in the Northeast—is gaining a foothold in Capitol Hill. Here’s what they’re up against.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 03/28/2016

Now You Know

Great Moments in Seattle Mom History

Mother's Day is just around the corner.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 03/28/2016

Police

Who’s Watching Seattle's Watchmen?

Homeowners are increasingly hiring Seattle Police officers to beef up security on their streets. But that protection comes at a price.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 03/28/2016

10 Years That Changed A City

2015: Real Estate Loses Its Mind

This was the year that the housing affordability gap yawned wide like an angry fault line between socioeconomic strata.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 03/10/2016

10 Years That Changed A City

2014: The Seahawks Win the Super Bowl

For Seattle, the game offered a chance at redemption—not just for the franchise that had lost its only other Super Bowl, but also for the sports community.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 03/04/2016

Explainer

Why Some Seattle Restaurants Are Doing Away with Tipping

To tip or not to tip—is it really a question? The custom is so ingrained in restaurant goers that many of us will typically add at least 20 percent to the bill even if our server forgot that second drink. But its days are numbered.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 03/02/2016

Science

No, We Shouldn’t Kill Daylight Saving Time

Even though it's objectively awful.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 02/29/2016

Quote Unquote

S. Leigh Savidge Has a Death Wish

One of the writers behind ‘Straight Outta Compton’ dishes on Hollywood and hip-hop.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 02/26/2016

The Sporting Life

The Man Behind the Mask

Why it’s good that we never really knew Marshawn Lynch.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 02/08/2016

The Sporting Life

10 Reasons to Watch the Super Bowl Even Though the Hawks Aren't Playing

Stop crying into your 12th Man flag and turn on the TV.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 02/04/2016
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