Peripatetic POTUS

Great(ish) Moments in Seattle Presidential Visits

Over the last 140 years, visits from our nation’s leader have prompted bee stings, wartime intrigue, and even the occasional jog around Green Lake.

12/23/2019 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Tom Dougherty

Peripatetic POTUS

Great(ish) Moments in Seattle Presidential Visits

Forget protests and motorcade traffic jams. Over the last 140 years, visits from our nation’s leader have prompted bee stings, wartime intrigue, and even the...

12/23/2019 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Tom Dougherty

Feature

God Save the Punks: Mars Hill, Tooth and Nail, and Seattle’s Christian Alternative

How Seattle music helped turn an oxymoron into big business.

12/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Exit Strategies

It's Easier Than Ever to Get the Heck Out of Seattle

We've got a new airport, better roads, and greener ferries on the way.

12/23/2019 By Allison Williams

Snap Judgment

What Should Be on the 2020 Washington State Legislative Agenda?

As lawmakers convene on January 13 to kick off the 2020 session, three Washingtonians opine on what they’d like to see.

12/23/2019 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Last Mile Malaise

The Hidden Cost and Human Toll of Amazon

The working conditions and litigation behind that box’s journey to your porch.

12/23/2019 By Levi Pulkkinen

Quote Unquote

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

TOTES DISMAYED

We'll Miss First and Pike News. But At Least We Have a Tote.

It figures: Seattle's iconic First and Pike newsstand shutters Dec 31, and its totes are hotter than ever.

12/19/2019 By Zoe Sayler

Global WA

Ukrainians in Washington Feel Stuck in the Middle

How hearings in DC impact the more than 50,000 Ukrainians living in the state.

12/12/2019 By James Ross Gardner

Ho Ho How

A (Seattle) Christmas Story: The Origins of the Santa Photo

In 1943, 75 years ago this month, a Seattle photographer had the idea to take photos of kids with the big guy. But as retail stores close, will the tradition...

12/10/2019 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Snap Judgment

Should You Chug That CBD Latte?

Cannabidiol, a nonintoxicating cousin of THC derived from hemp, has taken off as the next wellness trend despite legal murkiness.

12/09/2019 By Philip Kiefer

FEATURE

The Octopus from Outer Space

Seattle’s most beguiling sea creatures were once feared and hunted—and even wrestled—for sport. But new research and a few surprising encounters are changing...

12/02/2019 By James Ross Gardner

QUOTE UNQUOTE

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

EXPLAINER

Macy’s Landmark Store Is Closing for Good

The storied retailer at Fourth and Pine shutters in February. Both its iconic star and holiday tradition lose some luster.

11/26/2019 By Ryan Phelan

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

WIRED

Washington’s Net Neutrality Laws Could Help Keep the Internet Fair

As the nation battles for the internet’s soul, Washington’s network neutrality rules can be a model for other states.

11/26/2019 By Rosin Saez

SNAP JUDGMENT

Why Do Seattleites Hate Using Umbrellas?

So we get a lot of rain. Yet in one of the most inclement months of the year, locals retain a sort of perverse pride in eschewing the humble parasol.

11/26/2019 By Courtney Cummings

THE WEIGHT OF BIAS

One Seattle Woman's Eight-Year Battle for Breast Reduction Surgery

In this personal essay, Reiny Cohen's experience illuminates how size discrimination is all too common in the medical world.

11/26/2019 By Reiny Cohen