Classic Cinema

The Pandemic Launched a New Era for Drive-In Theaters

The retro novelty of watching a movie in your own car never looked so good.

07/31/2020 By Allison Williams

They've Got You Covered

King County Is Giving Away Free Masks Today

Here’s the info on the latest popup event.

07/28/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Later Dater

Inslee Makes Indoor Dining a Family Affair

But don’t fret, single people: Cafe streets are on the way.

07/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

FRONT LINE FORCE

Seattle's Health Care Heroes

They’ve heard our joyful noises of support. Now it’s our turn to listen—to the people, and stories, behind the feats of medicine combating Covid-19.

07/23/2020 Edited by Benjamin Cassidy

Mandatory Participation

Want Schools to Reopen This Fall? Start Staying Home Now.

A recent report says King County’s transmission rate must drop significantly before in-person education can resume.

07/20/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Amazon's Work from Home Policy Extension Heightens Downtown Distress

The tech giant's plan to stay remote through early 2021 will hit Seattle's core the hardest.

07/16/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Dangers of the Dial

Is Our Coronavirus Recovery About to Go Backward?

The governor didn’t rule it out as he announced counties will remain in their current phases.

07/14/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Easy Commutes

A Look Inside Three Seattle Home Offices

How these housebound-for-now Seattleites made working from home actually work.

07/13/2020 By Karin Vandraiss

Feature

A Brief History of Seattle, in Three Disasters

After the Great Seattle Fire and the Boeing Bust, the city showed a knack for reinvention. Can that same spirit pull us out of our current crisis?

07/13/2020 By James Ross Gardner

Pandemic Predicament

The Sounders Return Tonight, But Should We Watch?

Two teams have already dropped out of the MLS Is Back Tournament due to Covid-19 outbreaks.

07/10/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Remote Work

Microsoft’s Latest Teams Rollout Previews the Future of Video Conferencing

Simulated gatherings, more emojis, and fewer kid cameos in our increasingly virtual reality.

07/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Expiration Date

Paid Street Parking Is Returning to Seattle

It won’t be as pricey as normal, though. At least not initially.

07/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

FACE VALUE

Why Did Washington Finally Get a Mask Mandate?

Wearing a mask divides some Washingtonians along party lines—but the reason behind the mandate is strictly apolitical.

07/02/2020 By Zoe Sayler

CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES

Downtown Nordstrom Reopens, Joining Other Seattle Retailers in Phase 2

Anthropologie, REI, and others have also opened for in-store shopping.

06/23/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Coronavirus Chronicles

The Pandemic Took Its Toll on Pike Place Market Businesses

The small operations behind one of Seattle's top attractions are hurting. A livestream fundraiser aims to help.

06/17/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Seeing Results

Here’s What to Expect at Seattle’s Free Citywide Covid-19 Testing Sites

And an update on who the city says should be tested.

06/16/2020 By Stefan Milne

ONE-WAY TICKET

The Coronavirus Pandemic Puts Seattle's International Students in Limbo

Travel restrictions, racist encounters, and financial worries have some international students feeling stuck.

06/12/2020 By Sophia Gates

Pandemic Recovery Plan

King County Approved for Modified Phase One of Coronavirus Recovery

The search for dinner reservations and haircut appointments begins.

06/05/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Alfresco Adventures

Street Dining Could Be Seattle’s Next Form of Restaurant Relief

"We'll take whatever we can get at this point."

06/02/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

King County Can't Move to Phase 2 But Will Apply for Outdoor Dining

On Monday, the county will seek a modified stage one, with patio eating and haircuts, in the state's recovery plan.

05/29/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy