Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Carmen Best, the Showbox, and Matt Manweller

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

08/21/2018 By Grace Madigan

Climate Change

Clean Air Officials Advise Staying Inside, Says Air Is "Unhealthy for Everyone"

Seattle ranked as the city with the worst air pollution worldwide on Tuesday morning, according to an air quality monitor.

08/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Welcome Lit

Hugo House Returns to Capitol Hill

Two years after the destruction of its eponymous home, the writing center reopens in its new mixed-use building. Can arts and astronomical rent coexist?

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Citizen Maru

The Making of an Activist

Maru Mora-Villalpando, undocumented in the U.S. for more than 20 years, has protested against ICE since practically the moment it was created. Did the agency single out one of its most vocal critics?

08/14/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Explainer

How to Cope with Labor Day Traffic

Thanks to a growing population and booming economy, Seattle has some of the worst traffic in the country. So it’s no surprise that drivers have more to fear than the “usual” rush hour come Labor Day weekend. Brace yourself for the gridlock.

08/14/2018 By Jaime Archer

Famous Faces

Perfect Party September 2018

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

08/14/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by David Wilson

Your Best Shot

Reader's Lens September 2018

Each month we choose a photo from Seattle’s Instagram community to highlight in our print issue and online. (Tag #seattlemet in your posts for a chance to be...

08/14/2018

Breaking Lenses

A Behind the Scenes Look at Cheryl Ingram's Portrait

See how we used a chocolate box (yes, really) to get the final shot.

08/14/2018 By Jane Sherman

Editor’s Note

An Island Mystery on Lopez

The lure of our local archipelago is strong.

08/14/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Legislative Lexicon

Bikes Get Stolen. Seattle’s Bike Community Strikes Back.

How victims of rampant theft are being reunited with their long-lost rides.

08/14/2018 By Allison Williams

Cup Monster

Starbucks Has a Garbage Problem

Starbucks distributes six billion cups a year. Many end up in landfills. Protesters are pissed. What’s a coffee giant to do?

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Snap Judgment

Should Seattle City Light Raise Electricity Rates?

The utility’s new plan hikes up rates by 30 percent over the next six years.

08/14/2018 By Landon Groves

Quote Unquote

Cheryl Ingram Brings Diversity Training to the Modern Workplace

“You definitely have an issue with your culture if everybody in it looks like you.”

08/14/2018 By Jessica Voelker

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Primary Results, Dave Meinert, and a Stolen Plane at SeaTac

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

08/14/2018 By Grace Madigan

Midterm 2018

Kim Schrier Advances to the General Election

The latest ballot release shows Democrat Kim Schrier solidly in second place over Jason Rittereiser.

08/14/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Midterm 2018

Congressman Adam Smith Will Face Another Democrat, Sarah Smith, in November

Sarah Smith secured her second-place lead over Republican Doug Basler for the 9th Congressional District House seat.

08/13/2018 By Hayat Norimine

#SaveTheShowbox

Council Members Move to Add the Showbox to Pike Place Market Historic District

"This is an exciting moment for the effort to save the Showbox."

08/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Primary

A Recap of Primary Election Results

Democrats had a good night.

08/08/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Midterm 2018

Two Democrats Still in the Running to Face Rossi in November

"Dino better be worried."

08/07/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Midterm 2018

What to Watch for in the Primary Election Tonight

All eyes are on the Eighth Congressional District tonight.

08/07/2018 By Hayat Norimine