Department of Good News

Three Reasons Why Everything Isn’t Totally Terrible Right Now

Promising coronavirus data and other positive developments of late in Seattle.

09/15/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Feature

The Shooting of John T. Williams, 10 Years Later

A decade ago, a Seattle police officer killed Rick Williams's brother, a celebrated Native woodcarver. Nothing will ever be the same for Rick—or the city he ...

08/26/2020 By James Ross Gardner Photography by Lindsey Wasson

Dystopia Department

News of Federal Officers at Portland Protests Puts Seattle on Guard

Trump has had the city in his crosshairs before.

07/21/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Dangers of the Dial

Is Our Coronavirus Recovery About to Go Backward?

The governor didn’t rule it out as he announced counties will remain in their current phases.

07/14/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Expiration Date

Paid Street Parking Is Returning to Seattle

It won’t be as pricey as normal, though. At least not initially.

07/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Protests of the Past

CHOP May Not Have Lasted, But These Occupied Spaces Did

CHOP’s attempt to transform the area in and around the East Precinct may not endure, but other demonstrations in Seattle have yielded long-lasting results.

07/06/2020 By Nicole Martinson

News Wire

On Durkan’s Order, Seattle Police Are Clearing Out the CHOP

Three weeks after SPD abandoned the East Precinct, the mayor commands occupiers to vacate the area.

07/01/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

The Pandemic Took Its Toll on Pike Place Market Businesses

The small operations behind one of Seattle's top attractions are hurting. A livestream fundraiser aims to help.

06/17/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Protester Paradise

The CHAZ Has Become America’s Fascination

But how long will the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone stick around?

06/11/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Black Lives Matter

Seattle Portraits of Protest

What drives a person to the streets? We asked.

06/08/2020 Photography by Mike Kane By Benjamin Cassidy

revolution, televised

How to Livestream Seattle Protests

Can't march? The Black Lives Matter–inspired demonstrations are a click away.

06/05/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Sign of the Times

How Umbrellas Became the Symbol of Seattle Protests

Those things we never use? They're here now, linking local demonstrations to everything from Hong Kong to Amazon.

06/03/2020 By Allison Williams

Demonstrating with Dollars

Where You Can Donate to Support Seattle's George Floyd Protesters

Because your Facebook share really isn't going far enough.

06/02/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Black Lives Matter

The Power of Seattle's Peaceful George Floyd Protesters, in Photos

Don't miss the message behind this weekend's demonstrations.

06/01/2020 Photography by Jana Early By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

King County Can't Move to Phase 2 But Will Apply for Outdoor Dining

On Monday, the county will seek a modified stage one, with patio eating and haircuts, in the state's recovery plan.

05/29/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

News Wire

Updated: Where You Can Protest the Death of George Floyd in Seattle

Local protests aren't waning. Here's where to go to assert (in person) that Black Lives Matter.

05/29/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Scrolling vs. Strolling

Murals for Days… Weeks… Months...

The pandemic has transformed Seattle storefronts into canvases for our creativity and resilience.

05/29/2020 By Seattle Met

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