People & Profiles

AAPI History

12 Asian and Pacific Islander Seattleites You Should Know About

From Bob Santos and Bruce Lee to Ruby Chow and Wing Luke, these famous Seattleites made their mark on the city and the AAPI community.

05/06/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach, Ann Karneus, and Angela Cabotaje

Career Moves

Tyler Lockett Takes On Real Estate

The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver spent this off-season facing trade rumors, passing his real estate licensing exam, and listing his first home.

04/19/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

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Let This Be the Last Time

When the So You Want to Talk About Race author designed her new home, she made sure to fill it with memories and meaning right from the start.

04/13/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Ellie Lillstrom

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The Scientific Methods of J. Kenji López-Alt

In and out of his Seattle home kitchen, The Food Lab author interrogates the chemistry of smash burgers and probes the elements of wok cooking.

02/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

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Justice G. Helen Whitener Builds Her Case in Our Supreme Court

The judge was floated on a few long lists to replace justice Stephen Breyer on that other Supreme Court, some citing her legal advocacy for LGBTQ rights.

02/17/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

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The Race to Free Washington's Last Orca in Captivity

The orca known at the Miami Seaquarium as Lolita was captured in Penn Cove as a calf in the 1970s. Now, the race to free her is more urgent than ever.

02/08/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Power Players

The Most Influential Scientists, Doctors, and Environmentalists in Seattle

Seattle doctors, health care researchers, and climate change policymakers shaping our world.

12/08/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Joy to the World

Goodbye to My Jewish Christmas

Can one Jewish writer make peace with America's yuletide obsession?

12/07/2021 By Emily Alhadeff Illustrations by Guang Lim

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Can Marc Dones Solve Seattle’s Homelessness Crisis?

The CEO of the new King County Regional Homelessness Authority knows there’s no single solution for one of Seattle's biggest issues.

11/05/2021 By Allison Williams

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Is D.B. Cooper Still on the Run?

An FBI agent, a self-trained scientist, and an outsider theorist have all dedicated years to solving the Northwest's iconic hijacking crime.

09/27/2021 By Allison Williams Illustrations by Joseph Laney

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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

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Why Jay Inslee Chose to Stay in This Washington

The governor embarks on a rare third term after leading his home state through its worst public health crisis in a century.

06/21/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

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CNA Margaret Ditto Cares for Nursing Home Residents in Sickness and in Health

"We are the frontline workers now. We always have been."

03/30/2021 By Allison Williams

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Irene Dubois Takes Drag to an Otherworldly Level

“Drag is a cathartic release of joy."

11/25/2020 By Allison Williams

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Seattle's Rocky Yeh Helped Craft America's Cocktail Landscape

He never technically tended bar. But before his death last year, the exuberant local left an indelible mark.

11/20/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Dozfy

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Omari Salisbury Bears Witness to Seattle’s Season of Protest

“Time and time and time again, the journalist hat came off.”

09/29/2020 By Allison Williams

Perfect Party

If We Could Throw a Party in Seattle Right Now, Here's Who We'd Invite

Entertaining some of our region’s most resilient pandemic figures—Ijeoma Oluo, We Got This Seattle founder Ellen Kuwana—will have to wait.

07/30/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

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Cashier Sheryl Saechao Is on the Front Lines at Fred Meyer

"Hazard pay wouldn’t be as bad of an issue if we already had a decent wage."

07/29/2020 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

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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