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Latasha Haskins, The Biggest Winner

The Renton native is out to realign perceptions of beauty with her new plus-size pageant.

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The Director: Kate Becker

The new director of the Seattle Office of Film and Music aims to pick up where her beloved predecessor left off.

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Jesse Hagopian is a Classroom Warrior

One year after leading a boycott against the MAP assessment test in Seattle public high schools, the teacher continues to fight for the kids.

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Model Railroader Al Lowe Lives on Little Rails

The train enthusiast and former video game designer will bring his engines and the mini-worlds they run through to the 40th Annual Model Railroad Show in January 2014.

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Jody Hall Brings Cupcakes to the Masses

The founder of Cupcake Royale looks back on 10 years of sweet success.

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C. R. Douglas Has Loved Politics Forever

Q13’s ace political reporter was quite the well-informed grade schooler. Like, he could name all nine Supreme Court justices by age 10.

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Is Benjamin Salman Seattle’s Next Great Pianist?

At just 19 years old, the son of celebrated concert pianist Mark Salman is proving that a talent for tickling the ivories doesn’t skip a generation.

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Robin Lindsey Loves Seals

She’s the lead investigator for Seal Sitters, an all-volunteer group dedicated to protecting marine mammals who sun on Seattle beaches.

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Demetrious Johnson Isn’t as Little as He Looks

The UFC’s flyweight champion of the world may only be five-foot-three, but he’s a giant in the octagon.

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Judy Travis Is the 21st Century Video Star

Seattle’s most prolific vlogger lives her life in front of (and behind) the camera.

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The Graffiti Defense Coalition Finds Beauty in the Bending of Rules

And this summer Justin Hart’s organization is commissioning four public murals in Capitol Hill.

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Romell Mitchell Is Working to Revive Baseball in the Inner City

The former player coaches in Major League Baseball’s program for underprivileged youth.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Michele James Is Securing the Homeland

The Tacoma native keeps the bad guys out so you can sleep easy.

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Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack Fights for Women in Tech

The cofounder of LadyCoders wants to even the playing field for female programmers.

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Nascar Up-and-Comer Jessica Dana Hits the Gas

The 18-year-old Tumwater native may drive in circles, but she’s always moving forward.

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Bob Seidensticker, the Reasonable Doubter

The atheist and author challenges religious beliefs with logical, thoughtful debate.

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Anna and Geoff Martin, First-Generation Farmers

Ten years ago the Seattle Pacific grads set out to live sustainably. Now they’re working farmers, providing fruits, vegetables, and Thanksgiving turkeys to a thankful community.

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John Grade, the Man Who’ll Make MOHAI Soar

The Seattle sculptor famous for work that’s made to fall apart is building a towering wooden sculpture that will last a lifetime.

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Ken Jennings, After Jeopardy

Edmonds's most famous trivia hound shares how he got on Jeopardy! and admits he actually likes being wrong.

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Former Gang Member Rehabilitates At-Risk Youth

Former gang member Mark Rivers turns lives around.

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