Inauguration 2017

Sally Jewell Has Left the Building

Obama’s Secretary of the Interior is returning to Seattle. We asked her where that leaves America’s public lands.

01/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Inauguration Morning Opinion

The Nightmare Scenario

How Trump's perverted populism could translate into a second term.

01/20/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Resistance Begins at Home

A Seattle manifesto just in time for January 20.

01/19/2017 By Josh Feit

Inauguration 2017

Hope and Resistance in Seattle

We might not all be happy with who’s running the country for the next four years. But those years don’t have to be hopeless.

01/19/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Hope and Resistance

The Syllabus We Need in Trump's America

Education comes in a lot of forms: historical context, contemporary truths, knowledge of self. And chances are, we’ll need a little of all three to survive our new postfact reality. Here’s where to start.

01/19/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Civil Discourse

There Are Trump Voters in Washington. Go Talk to Them.

“Listen to understand—not to respond.”

01/19/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Environment

The Northwest Is Now "The Thin Green Line" of Blocking Coal Exports

Our local policies in Washington have global environmental impact.

01/19/2017 By Allison Williams

Cities

From Mayor Ed Murray: Seattle’s Way in the Era of Donald Trump

Our city needs to keep leading the way.

01/19/2017 By Ed Murray

Washington to DC

Our Voice in Congress Is Powered by 4 Female Legislators

Here's why they're Donald Trump's worst nightmare.

01/19/2017 By Josh Feit

Cannabis Chronicles

Is Legal Weed In Jeopardy?

Chances are, Uncle Sam won’t be coming for your stash during Trump’s first 100 days. But the local cannabis industry is, like much of the country, holding its breath.

01/19/2017 By Darren Davis

Silver Linings

Planned Parenthood Is Back on Defense. Just the Way They Like It.

The local CEO is ready for the fight over reproductive health services.

01/19/2017 By Allison Williams

Cities

Why Donald Trump Could Never Run This Town

(It's not just because he wouldn't get our vote.)

01/19/2017 By Josh Feit

Hope and Resistance

Our Sanctuary City Status is More Than Just Talk

A thirteen-year-old ordinance is the basis for this designation—and it's how we welcome immigrants and refugees to Seattle, officially.

01/19/2017 By Madeline Ostrander

Quote Unquote

Our Fellow Americans, In Their Own Words

Each of these brave Seattleites make us even more proud to call this city home.

01/19/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Guide to Giving

20 Great Nonprofits To Give to in 2017 and Beyond

In no particular order, 20 local and regional groups helping those who the new presidential administration promised policies may hurt.

01/19/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Past in Present

We’ve Seen What Happens When an Ethnic Group Is Seized by Executive Order

It was in 1942, when Japanese citizens in the Seattle area were sent to internment camps.

01/19/2017 By Madeline Ostrander

Explainer

How to Make Sense of King County's New Restaurant Health Ratings

In January 2017—after two years of research that included meetings with the public, restaurateurs, and food safety experts—King County Public Health began posting health scores in restaurant windows. Here’s everything you need to decode the ratings.

01/18/2017 By Stefan Milne

Pedestrian Chronicles

Enlightened Pedestrian Planning

City planners should use time as a metric as they upgrade downtown's central pedestrian corridor.

01/18/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Spokane Audience Boos Republican U.S. Rep. McMorris Rodgers

Outcry to save Affordable Care Act hints of liberal Tea Party.

01/17/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Jayapal Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

Running for city council, boycotting Trump, and cancelling bike share.

01/16/2017 By Josh Feit