News Roundup

The Week in Review

A very unpopular Republican health care plan falters, a citywide paid maternity leave plan for Seattle, and a Washington State Supreme Court Justice’s concerns with federal immigration agents near courtrooms.

03/24/2017 By Josh Kelety

City Hall

South Lake Union Upzone Legislation Heads for Final Vote

City council member Lisa Herbold may introduce new last-minute amendment to challenge the Grand Bargain.

03/22/2017 By Josh Kelety

Feature

While in Custody: The Fight to Stop Jail Deaths in Washington State

When an inmate dies in Washington state, the question of who is to blame often goes unaddressed. Meet the families, and their lawyers, who want answers.

03/20/2017 By Ciara O'Rourke Photography by Mike Kane

Things to Do with a Kid

12 All-Ages Museum Outings

What our civic heavy hitters offer visitors young and old.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Screen Time Savant

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much? Ask Seattle's Dimitri Christakis.

The latest guidelines for kids and media use began with pushback from one local researcher.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Back Fence

Seattle Kids v. Climate Change

Meet the kids who may be our best shot against global warming.

03/20/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Explainer

Boeing Will Send Its Starliner Crew to Space in Style

The shuttle’s astronauts are going to be decked out in a bold new take on the classic space suit.

03/20/2017 By Cassandra Calderon

Politics

Seattle Is a Sanctuary City with Big Pockets

Our economic heft means our political resistance sticks.

03/20/2017 By Madeline Ostrander

Street View

How Capitol Hill's Pac-Man Park Came to Be

SDOT’s Pavement to Parks program turned an underused roadway into a gaming delight.

03/20/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Bodegas Without Borders

Uwajimaya’s Kai Market, 365 by Whole Foods, and the State of Seattle Grocery Stores

These new market spin-offs are a window into how the city actually eats.

03/20/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

This Washington

Safe Consumption Sites Move Ahead Despite Opposition

Mark Miloscia has asked attorney general Jeff Sessions to crack down on legal drug injection sites, which he compares to crack houses. Meanwhile local proponents prepare to defend the sites as a humane response to the region’s heroin epidemic.

03/16/2017 By Josh Kelety

Awards Season

Seattle Met Is Up for 6 National City and Regional Magazine Association Awards

The nods from judges—who hail from the likes of 'Esquire,' 'National Geographic,' and 'The Washington Post'—include the top prize, General Excellence.

03/09/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Tech

Subpoenaing Siri

Why your electronic personal assistant has the right to remain silent.

03/01/2017 By Matthew Halverson

News

Q&A: City Attorney Pete Holmes on Deciphering What Trump Policies Mean for Seattle

"Trying to interpret federal policy from a tweet is a challenge, to say the least."

02/23/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

Who We Are

Books Are Dead. Long Live Books!

Three-quarters of Seattle readers prefer paper books to ebooks. We didn’t kill print after all.

02/23/2017 By Allison Williams

Who We Are

Are We More Racist Than We Think?

When progressive values blind us to the truth, it's time to wake up.

02/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson

By The Numbers

Who We Are: The Poll

Seattle Met’s first-ever poll of Seattleites reveals the good (we’re really happy at work) and the not so good (we spend a lot on housing).

02/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Who We Are

It's Time Seattle's Car-Loving Transplants Get with the Program

Two wheels forward, four wheels back: Nearly two-thirds of Seattleites under age 35 drive alone to work.

02/23/2017 By Josh Feit

The Unsocial Network

How Is the Seattle Freeze Still a Thing?

We’re quickly becoming a town of transplants. So why do they feel so unwelcome?

02/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Who We Are

Midwestworld: Why Seattle Feels Like Home for Natives of the Heartland

More than 21 percent of Seattle residents emigrated from the Midwest.

02/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson