Desperately Seeking Susan

Just who is Susan Hutchison, the former KIRO TV news coanchor leading the race to fill Ron Sims’s King County executive post? Her campaign runs on fame, game, connections—and a flash of indignation.

07/14/2009 By John Michael Hood


Vince Mira Won’t Walk the Line

Billed as the Second Coming of Johnny Cash, a teenager from Federal Way wowed rock stars, morning news shows, Ellen DeGeneres, and the Cash estate. There’s just one problem: Vince Mira, a regular performer at the Seattle bar the Can Can, is done parroting

06/23/2009 By James Ross Gardner


Coming to America

In a rundown refugee apartment complex in Tukwila a new world city is taking shape, and one teenage girl named Helber Moo—an ambassador for the International Rescue Committee—is at the center of it.

06/23/2009 By Eric Scigliano


Clean Can Be Green

Mark Callaghan, owner of green cleaners Blue Sky, is making dry cleaning an earth-friendly business by using nontoxic soap and chemicals, liquid CO2, and biodegradable bags.

05/22/2009 By Kristin Okinaka

Constituent Advisory: Mayoral Lyrics

Spokane’s Rapping Mayor

Spokane mayor Mary Verner shares lyrics from “Coming Together,” which she wrote and performed.



He Did It His Way

Washington’s lieutenant governor Brad Owen has battled irrelevance and his fellow Democrats’ scorn for years. Now he doesn’t care what anyone thinks.

04/22/2009 By Matthew Halverson


String Theory

Classical cellist Joshua Roman expands his musical universe with Radiohead, world travel, and an unshakeable belief in his own potential.

04/17/2009 By Steve Wiecking


Democracy 2.0

Social change pioneer Sarah Schacht helps citizens and government talk. No mass protest messages, please.

03/18/2009 By Valerie Schloredt


Peanut Butter Provocateur

Peanut butter, meet food fighter: Seattle attorney Bill Marler goes against Big Peanut.

03/18/2009 By Jill Watanabe


Global Warning

Lisa Ling spreads the news of a troubled world.

03/18/2009 By Steve Wiecking


Tiny Seattleites

03/10/2009 By Robbie Corey-Boulet


The Tribe That Would Not Die

After a century and a half of diaspora, Chief Seattle’s people have one last chance to reclaim their rights—and prove they exist. Included: Video coverage of the Duwamish Longhouse, courtesty q13fox.com

02/11/2009 By Lia Steakley Dicker



One local fireman’s personal mission up our tallest building (fully geared-up) in the annual Firefighter Stairclimb.



Suburban Soul Man

Ron Sher thought he could build a community around an ugly, failing shopping mall. Is he nuts?

01/22/2009 By Juliette Guilbert



A deadly encounter at a shopping mall has police and public clamoring to stamp out gang violence.

01/15/2009 By Eric Scigliano


"Fine. Call Me A Dictator."

For 10 years, Frank Chopp has done it his way as Speaker of the House in the Washington Legislature. Now his fellow Democrats are asking whether Chopp’s way is the right way.

01/07/2009 By Matthew Halverson


The Writing On The Wall

A besieged Capitol Hill condo gets a fresh coat of paint.

01/05/2009 By Katie Zipper


Guy of the Storm



The High Life

Drug wars and BC traffickers? Welcome to Victorian Seattle.

01/04/2009 By Eric Scigliano


Bastion of Higher Learning

Wexley School for Girls turns advertising on its ear.

01/04/2009 By Jim Gullo