Tech Triumphs

Microsoft Wants to Cancel Reply-All Email Blitzes

A new feature will block extreme cases at first before expanding.

05/15/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

FEATURE

Seattle’s Other Modern Public Health Crises

Before Covid-19 there was AIDS, E. coli, SARS, and more. The city learned lessons from each.

05/13/2020 By James Ross Gardner

News Wire

Tired of Covid? Here’s What Else Is Going On.

If you’ve had enough of pandemic news, we’ve got you covered.

05/12/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Badger-Meinhof

Is Seattle Wildlife Actually Behaving Differently While We Quarantine?

Cannibal rats. Squirrel attacks. Local researchers are trying to suss out what's going on with animals right now.

05/12/2020 By Stefan Milne

Remote remembrance

Funerals Look Different during a Pandemic

Mourners and death care professionals are navigating brand new territory of virtual services and PPE.

05/11/2020 By Sam Luikens

Guide to Mount St. Helens

A Timeline of Mount St. Helens

An explosive history of a volcano that’s over the hill.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Bill Nye, the Volcano Guy

Don’t underestimate the bow tie.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Washington's Next Volcanic Eruption

When? Where? Are we ready?

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Future Social Distancing?

NASA Awards Blue Origin a Moon Lander Contract for Our Next Big Lunar Trip

One giant leap for Jeff Bezos's Kent-based company.

05/01/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Quarantine Companions

Why Now Might Be the Best Time to Adopt a Pet in Seattle

It’s the purrfect way to do some good and boost your mental health during social distancing.

04/30/2020 By Nicole Martinson

Lockdown Learning

I Was Homeschooled—It Has Its Upsides

Isolation, yes, but there are quiet pleasures too.

04/24/2020 By Stefan Milne

Department of Good News

Seattle Has the Top Census Response Rate of Any Major American City

Take that, coronavirus.

04/20/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Decisions, Decisions

Choose Your Quarantine Houseboat, Seattle

From tech tycoons to top chefs, interesting housemates abound in this city.

04/17/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Coronavirus Chronicles

Seattle Parks Will Be Open This Weekend

But you'll have to "keep it moving."

04/17/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Feature

The Last Time the West Seattle Bridge Closed Was Even Stranger

Forty-two years ago the man piloting the freighter Chavez smashed the vessel into the span connecting the city to its western half. Then he disappeared.

04/10/2020 By James Ross Gardner

Quote Unquote

Raquel Montoya-Lewis Is Ready for the State Supreme Court

“You either have to be a very decisive person or you have to be someone who can act like you are.”

04/09/2020 By Allison Williams

Feature

What Pitted Seattle’s Glass?

In the spring of 1954 car owners noticed small divots on their windshields. Then things got weird.

04/08/2020 By James Ross Gardner Illustrations by Miko Maciaszek

Perfect Party

The Most Interesting People in Seattle This April

In a world without the novel coronavirus, we would have liked to gather these folks.

04/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Climate Conscious

Flight Shame Gains Ground in Seattle

A Swedish concept has taken root among the city's most environmentally aware. But will it change others' travel plans?

04/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Startup Society

How a New Program Helps Seattle’s Big-Tech Workers Become Founders

Venture Out allows Amazonians and others to develop their company ideas without ditching their day jobs.

04/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy