Explainer

Won't You Be My Driver?

Rideshare companies began popping up in Seattle in 2012, simultaneously exciting customers and enraging competition. And with new regulations taking effect this summer, Seattle has become one of the first cities to address the controversy head on.

05/01/2014 By Genie Leslie

Rainmakers

His Stuff Doesn't Stink

Tim O’Neill and Engineered Compost Systems take the “ick” out of organic waste.

04/01/2014 By Matthew Halverson

Rainmakers

Glazer’s Camera Is Focused on the Future

As it prepares for a major two-year renovation, the 79-year-old photography store is prepping for a rebirth.

03/01/2014 By Sam Machkovech

Ground BNB

Relay Rides Is the Airbnb of Car Sharing

The new startup lets you rent wheels from private owners.

02/01/2014 By Josh Feit

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Cool Jobs Behind the Scenes

The people who make Seattle move—and stop, and park—work their magic behind the scenes.

01/02/2014 By Seattle Met Staff

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25 Best Places to Work

These are the top 25 workplaces in Seattle, and they’ve got the foosball tables, unlimited vacation time, and bonuses to prove it. Check out the results of our regional survey.

12/19/2012 By Allison Williams

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The Math: Fourth of July Fireworks By the Numbers

A by-the-numbers breakdown of Seattle's explosive habits.

06/20/2012

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On the Trail of the Hottest Collectibles from the Seattle World’s Fair

Mold-A-Rama caught on in a big way during the World's Fair. Today the devices exist in only a handful of places, including Pacific Science Center.

06/11/2012 By Peter Sackett

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Verbatim: Take This Bank and Shove It

From _The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual—The Biggest Bank Failure in American History_ by Kirsten Grind.

05/18/2012

Article

Would It Work Here? A New Typeface for the City of Seattle

If a font can encapsulate the spirit of a city, is Seattle in need of a typographical overhaul?

04/25/2012 By Amanda Zurita

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The Math: Seattle Exports By the Numbers

The Seattle region’s rank in export value, export-supported jobs, and more.

04/25/2012 By James Ross Gardner

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The Smartest Sucker in the Room

From his humble trailer in northern Washington State, Scott Stuart ran a decade-long investment scam so lucrative you’d think he was a lifetime con artist. The truth is, everything he knew he learned from the Nigerians who bled him dry.

03/02/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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Paul Allen’s Unlikely Space-Faring Venture

Paul Allen space project Stratolaunch won’t blast off until at least 2016. In the meantime, keep an eye on Space Exploration Technologies, the Silicon Valley startup founded by Tesla Motors mogul Elon Musk.

01/25/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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The Math: Street Charity and the Rules of Engagement

Canvassing, complaints, and codes of conduct, by the numbers.

01/25/2012

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Seattle Center House Recycled

In time for the 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair, Graham Baba Architects turns the old armory into a house of light.

01/20/2012 By David Laskin

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Visionaries Imagine Seattle in 2062

David Miller, Erik Lindbergh, and Dr. Leroy Hood imagine Seattle 50 years from now.

01/20/2012 By James Ross Gardner and Brian Colella

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How Redbox Could Take Down Netflix

Netflix is on the ropes. Can Bellevue’s Redbox land a knockout blow?

11/23/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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10 Ways to Choose a Money Manager

Expert advice for choosing a financial adviser in uncertain times.

11/17/2011 By Julie H. Case

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Classmates.com Flunks Out of Business School

Think you only paid for a one-year membership to Classmates.com? Check your bank statement.

10/14/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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Putting the Eddie Back in Eddie Bauer

For 50 years, Eddie Bauer was the outfitter of choice for the world’s most seasoned outdoor lovers. Now, CEO Neil Fiske is trying to lead the classic brand back to the mountaintop.

09/21/2011 By Bruce Barcott