Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Know about Rapid Covid Tests in King County

How reliable is an at-home Covid test? Where can you get one? How long does it take to get results? What's a PCR test? We've got answers.

09/16/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

First-Timers Club

Never Have I Ever: Seattle Edition

Essential local experiences, attempted by our own editors for the very first time.

09/16/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Zoomers

Is Remote Work Good or Bad for Gen Z?

A report from Washington State University recently explored the effects of remote work on zoomers in the Pacific Northwest.

09/10/2021 By Malia Alexander

Feature

Coming Down from the 46th Floor

Twenty years ago, Annabel Quintero fled the World Trade Center’s burning North Tower on September 11 alone. This is her survival story.

09/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy Photography by Carlton Canary

Explainer

Which Seattle Bridge Will Close Next?

With the West Seattle Bridge closed until 2022, a look at the state of the Magnolia, University, Ballard, and Fremont bridges, among others.

09/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

First Person, Last Word

The Power of Mutual Aid Extends Beyond Collective Crisis

Writer Shin Yu Pai reflects on the past year and a half, when we’ve relied on forms of community support more than ever.

09/08/2021 By Shin Yu Pai

Helping Hands

How to Help Afghan Refugees Coming to Seattle

Ways to volunteer, donate, or organize aid for those arriving from Kabul after the U.S. military's withdrawal from Afghanistan.

09/07/2021 By Malia Alexander

Cheer or Jeer?

Remembering The Wave’s Seattle Rise, 40 Years Later

In 1981, a former University of Washington yell leader propelled a controversial stadium movement.

09/01/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Quote Unquote

Class of 2021 Graduate Ellie Snyder Came of Age in Covid

The newly minted Garfield High School alum came of age in a strange era.

08/31/2021 By Allison Williams

Failing Slow

This Month in Seattle Tech: Rover and Leafly Get in on the SPACtion

A tech exec's prison sentencing for PPP loan fraud and an Amazon-Microsoft battle over an NSA contract also highlight Seattle's tech news in August.

08/31/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Report Card

Seattle Area Public High Schools by the Numbers

How do public high schools in Seattle, Bellevue, Kent, and other Puget Sound cities stack up? Here's a chart with the latest Washington state data.

08/30/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Coronavirus Chronicles

An Outdoor Lunch Petition Manifests Seattle's Back-to-School Stress

Community members have called for meals at Seattle Public Schools to be held outside as the Delta variant spreads in the area.

08/30/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Know about the Delta Variant and Breakthrough Cases in Seattle

How common are breakthrough cases? Are hospitals filling up in Washington? Do we have to wear masks again? We've got the answers.

08/19/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Currents

It’s Getting Late to Opt Out of Washington’s Long-Term Care Program

The paycheck deduction has led many to seek private insurance. But the best financial route for some locals may be to do nothing at all.

08/17/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Hot Dog

Animal Cooling Shelter Opens in Bellevue

Dogs, cats, and even rabbits get a cool reprieve at a free shelter, but owners should RSVP in advance.

08/12/2021 By Allison Williams

Green Field

A Seattle Therapist Sees the World's Climate Anxiety

Andrew Bryant’s practice at North Seattle Therapy and Counseling has drawn interest everywhere from Houston to Taiwan.

08/12/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Rain Withdrawal

A Week-by-Week Guide to a Seattle Drought

Too much sun and days without rain, and Seattleites are basically Edward Cullen.

08/05/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Currents

Should Seattle Use Ranked-Choice Voting?

Seattle's crowded primary on August 3, 2021, once again raises questions about whether our current voting system is long for this city.

08/03/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Vote!

A Last-Minute Guide to the August 3 Primary Election

Everything you need to know, procrastinators.

07/30/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Failing Slow

This Month in Seattle Tech: Bezos Goes to Space and Jassy Takes Over

Plus: Photos that move, and a Google-Microsoft “cease-fire” ends.

07/20/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy