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

mystery

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

Prayer Times

How Seattle Copes: Fuad Mohamed Holds His Muslim Congregation Together

The White Center imam comforts his followers and looks toward Ramadan.

04/08/2020 By Sam Luikens

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Paleobiologist and Burke Curator Greg Wilson Digs the Past

“I wasn’t one of those kids who at three or four knew all the dinosaurs.” 

12/23/2019 By James Ross Gardner

LET US PROPOSE A TOAST

A Perfect Party with a Star Soccer Coach and a Teenaged Climate Activist

Plus, the Pulitzer winner, museum trailblazer, and patient turned medical director who round out the month’s most distinguished locals and visitors.

12/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

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D’Vonne Pickett, Jr., Delivers a New Package Hub in the Central District

“I’ve always been one to blaze my own trail. I just feel like I’m built for it.”

11/26/2019 By Allison Williams

NEWSMAKERS

A Perfect Party with a Champion Bull Rider and a Magical Labradoodle

Here’s who else we’d invite if we could entertain November’s most interesting visitors and locals.

11/26/2019 By Rosin Saez Illustrations by Jane Sherman

The Early Years

3 Seattle Pioneers You Need to Know

How Lizzie Ordway, Emily Inez Denny, and Princess Angeline made their marks before the turn of the century.

11/26/2019 By Sam Jones, Allison Williams, and Rosin Saez