News

Mayor Murray to Seattle: We Are on Our Own

State of the City address pits Seattle against Trump, steps up homelessness efforts, proposes new taxes.

9:51am By Rianna Hidalgo

News

Syria to Seattle in the Age of Trump

As we wait for Trump’s updated travel ban executive order, a Syrian American shares what the last one meant for her family.

02/21/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

Explainer

There Are So Many Construction Cranes in Seattle Right Now

Like flags planted in the name of vertical expansion, the dozens of cranes towering over downtown Seattle are a reminder that the city is in the midst of a development boom. Let’s get acquainted with these spindly tools of progress.

02/20/2017 By Cassandra Calderon

Behind the Shoot

How We Got That Shot: Jordan Morris

All eyes are on Major League Soccer's rookie of the year.

02/20/2017 By Jane Sherman

News

Happy Presidents' Day? What to Look for This Week in Seattle Politics

Key council votes, the Uber-union saga continues, and Senator Miloscia raises the stakes in his fight against King County safe consumption sites.

02/20/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

Neighborhoods

How Long Will It Take to Make Greenwood Whole Again?

One year after a natural gas explosion ripped through the neighborhood’s heart, its businesses struggle to recover.

02/20/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Open Letter

To Pam Roach, Who Wants Everyone to Learn Cursive

Let me tell you what I tell all of my struggling students…

02/20/2017

MOVERS & SHAKERS

Perfect Party: March 2017

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

02/20/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Questions Answered

Lilith Starr Does the Devil’s Work

But the head of the Satanic Temple of Seattle insists she’s a force for good.

02/20/2017 By Jessica Voelker

Meet The Money

Privateer Holdings Banks on Bud

The Seattle-based investment firm has money on ending prohibition.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Guide to Cannabis

What's It Like to Be a Budtender?

Molly Brown has been with Uncle Ike’s since its first location opened in 2014. And in that time she’s seen it all: nervous first timers, old stoners, potential criminals. It’s been a wild ride working for the most visible pot shop in the city.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Meet the Grower

Vashon Velvet Grows on Island Time

A self-taught green thumb proves there is no one right way to cultivate marijuana.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Guide to Cannabis

A Taxonomy of Pot Shops, From Quiet Neighborhood Corners to Major Opulence

The grab 'n' go. The tech temple. The local shop. Buying weed has come a long way.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Guide to Cannabis

First Time in a Marijuana Shop? Here's How to Read a Label

THC percentage. CBD levels. Hybrids. What does it all mean?

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Meet the Shop Owner

Dockside Serves Medical Patients Too—Though the Rules Have Changed

Going recreational didn’t stop Oscar Velasco-Schmitz from providing for those in medical need.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Quote Unquote

Jordan Morris Isn’t a Rookie Anymore

And he's learned to live with the pressure of being American soccer's Next Big Thing.

02/20/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Back Fence

Is Hygge, the Danish Coziness Trend, Just Another Word for…Seattle?

The untranslatable term was shortlisted for Oxford English Dictionary’s word of the year.

02/20/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

News Roundup

The Week in Review

Latest Seattle protests, a court ruling in Valentine's Day spirit, and breakups at the White House.

02/17/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

Olympia Dispatch

Paid Family Leave: Meanwhile, in the Washington State Legislature

(Maybe) this will be the year a bipartisan effort gets Washington paid leave for new parents.

02/15/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

News

Will Paid Family Leave Become a Reality in Seattle?

City employees have it; now council member Lorena González sets sights on paid family leave in the private sector.

02/14/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo