News & City Life

Coronavirus Chronicles

Seattle Transit Agencies Reacted Very Differently to the Mask Mandate Repeal

Alaska Airlines, as well as local transit agencies like King County Metro and Sound Transit, have noted mask policy updates with caution and celebration.

04/25/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Debriefing

7 Things Joe Biden Should Have Done During His Seattle Trip

Our local ice cream isn't the only thing the president missed out on. He also could have picked up a Sleepless in Seattle nightgown at Sea-Tac.

04/25/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

The View from "Out Here"

Joe Biden’s Seattle Visit Was So Predictable

A visit to big-tech donors and a couple of speeches praising Patty Murray and Jay Inslee doth not a memorable presidential visit make.

04/22/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Conscience Clearing

How to Get Rid of Stuff in Seattle

How to recycle and donate TVs, fridges, extra canned food, and everything in between, whether you're moving or just tidying up.

04/21/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Brain Buster

Is Mindfulness Always Such a Good Thing?

A University of Washington researcher's recent findings raise questions about when to apply the popular form of meditation.

04/20/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

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

Philanthropy City

Why Seattle Donations Should Flow from Ukraine to Somalia and Beyond

Mercy Corps CEO Tjada D’Oyen McKenna explains how a war in Europe affects the food supply in Africa and other parts of the world.

04/18/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Audibles

Hey, Seahawks: Sign Colin Kaepernick

How are the Seahawks going to replace Russell Wilson after trading him to the Broncos? They ought to take a stand for the quarterback who took a knee.

04/14/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Feature

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

2022 Legislative Session

The Value of Pay Ranges in Job Postings

Washington's new salary disclosure law is part of a national movement to promote pay equity. But it still leaves much to the imagination.

04/11/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

2022 Legislative Session

A Missing Indigenous People Alert Is Coming to a Highway, or Phone, Near You

A Washington law is the first of its kind in the country to address the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

04/04/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

This Month in Seattle Tech

A Seattle Startup Helps Companies Measure Their Pay Gaps

At the fore of the salary transparency movement, Syndio’s advocating for more than just gender pay equity.

03/31/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Currents

What Downtown Seattle Says about Downtown Seattle

Talking to people who live and work in an area that has become the nexus for debates about the issues facing our city, including crime and addiction.

03/30/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Feature

Seattle’s Gum Wall: An Oral History

One single story about the Pike Place Market tourist attraction's creation and evolution hasn’t stuck—until now.

03/29/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy Photography by Brandon Hill

Coronavirus Chronicles

We Just Ditched Covid Restrictions. Is Stealth Omicron Going to Ruin Things?

The subvariant is causing surges in Hong Kong and Europe and could impact Seattle and King County right as we drop Covid restrictions.

03/22/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Hoopsla

A Seattleite's Rooting Guide for March Madness

None of Seattle's schools made the Big Dance, but there are still plenty of locals competing in the 2022 NCAA hoops tournament.

03/17/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Nickname Dropping

Washington Still Isn't the Evergreen State, Officially Speaking

After the close of the 2022 legislative session in Olympia, one of the most common misconceptions about our state persists.

03/14/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

They Need Somebody

How You Can Help Ukraine from Seattle

These local organizations are offering ways to volunteer, donate, and support refugees fleeing the war in Eastern Europe.

03/10/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Coronavirus Chronicles

Forget Boosters—Will You Need an Annual Covid Shot?

Larry Corey of Fred Hutch and Deborah Fuller of UW Medicine work on next-generation Covid shots to fight omicron and future variants.

03/08/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

War Stories

A Seattle Author Traces His Family's Holocaust Survival in Soviet Ukraine

Maksim Goldenshteyn's So They Remember chronicles an overlooked atrocity in an area facing similar peril today.

03/07/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy