News & City Life

Dismal Doppler

Seattle Can Officially Complain about This Gloomy Spring Weather

The local meteorological authorities say we haven't had a Seattle spring this cold and rainy in a decade.

05/17/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Enclaves

Has Ballard Lost Its Norway?

Thousands turn up for the Seventeenth of May parade. The rest of the year, finding Seattle’s Scandinavian community just takes a little fishing.

05/16/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Not Carding

A Fare-Free Weekend Ushers in a New ORCA Card System

Riding light rail, buses, and even ferries in the Puget Sound region just got even more enticing.

05/13/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

On the Trail

Three Plotlines to Follow in Washington State’s Midterm Elections

Local U.S. Senate and House races, as well as the state legislature, are already off and running. Will senator Patty Murray face a real challenge?

05/12/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Surprise

A Common Roadblock Delays Two of Seattle's Biggest Projects

The city and Sound Transit cite the same roadblock for pushing back completion of the East Link light rail extension and Waterfront Park.

05/11/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

ICYMI

Weird Seattle News of Late

A Wordle rescue and the planned egging of a Jeff Bezos yacht highlight another odd chapter of Emerald City history.

05/10/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Report Card

These King County High Schools Ranked Highest in 2022

Bellevue, Redmond and Lakewood boast some of the Seattle area's highest-ranked public schools, by measure of college readiness and graduation rates.

05/09/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

AAPI History

12 Asian and Pacific Islander Seattleites You Should Know About

From Bob Santos and Bruce Lee to Ruby Chow and Wing Luke, these famous Seattleites made their mark on the city and the AAPI community.

05/06/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach, Ann Karneus, and Angela Cabotaje

Royals

Let Their Reign Really Begin

After a tumultuous first decade, our women’s pro soccer squad finally has worthy digs at Lumen Field for its lofty athletic and social justice goals.

05/06/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Now What

The Blue State Flail

It feels weird to know things won’t change much in Seattle when Roe v. Wade falls. So other than attend protests and donate to the cause, what do we do?

05/05/2022 By Allison Williams

Curb Real Estate

A Guide to Passing the Seattle Parking Test

Do you have to pay for parking in Seattle? How much does street parking cost? And what is the 72 hour rule? All your questions about parking, answered.

05/05/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

The Most Surreal Safety Measures We Took to Prevent Covid

Jerry-rigged hug suits. Shower curtain sex barriers. Halloween candy chutes. Those early-pandemic public health and safety measures sure were something.

05/04/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Group Chat

How Should King County Handle Fare Enforcement?

The pandemic halted bus payments and ORCA card checks on light rail just as the city aimed to expand its routes. Three transit pros map a path forward.

05/04/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

News Wire

The Fate of Abortion Access in Washington If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

A Supreme Court draft opinion which indicates a potential reversal of Roe vs. Wade and Planned Parenthood vs. Casey has raised the question once again.

05/03/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Gathering Again

The Gift of Seattle’s Eid Celebrations

This week brings joyous festivities and reminders of hard-fought new beginnings for refugees across the Puget Sound region.

05/02/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

This Month in Seattle Tech

Google Bets Big on a Kirkland Campus

The tech company's new digs in the Seattle suburbs, accompanying a South Lake Union expansion, aren't built for a remote work world.

04/29/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

The Latest Covid News from the CDC and King County

Do you have to quarantine if you're vaccinated? Where do you need to wear a mask? Is the pandemic over? What does King County's "medium" level mean anyway?

04/28/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Currents

Seattle’s Worker Revolution Is Bigger This Time

From union drives to requests for remote work, employees are reminding their employers who is really essential.

04/28/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Seattle Transit Agencies Reacted Very Differently to the Mask Mandate Repeal

Alaska Airlines, as well as local transit agencies like King County Metro and Sound Transit, have noted mask policy updates with caution and celebration.

04/25/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Debriefing

7 Things Joe Biden Should Have Done During His Seattle Trip

Our local ice cream isn't the only thing the president missed out on. He also could have picked up a Sleepless in Seattle nightgown at Sea-Tac.

04/25/2022 By Seattle Met Staff