Currents

Should Seattle Use Ranked-Choice Voting?

Seattle's crowded primary on August 3, 2021, once again raises questions about whether our current voting system is long for this city.

08/03/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Vote!

A Last-Minute Guide to the August 3 Primary Election

Everything you need to know, procrastinators.

07/30/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Failing Slow

This Month in Seattle Tech: Bezos Goes to Space and Jassy Takes Over

Plus: Photos that move, and a Google-Microsoft “cease-fire” ends.

07/20/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

DEFINITELY NOT THE BIG ONE

Apparently We Had an Earthquake Yesterday

A minor rumble, just south of Seattle.

07/14/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Currents

Sign of All Times: Will Reports of Seattle Dying Ever Expire?

Fifty years ago, an iconic billboard mocked our particular brand of civic pessimism. Can the latest recovery squash that gloom for good?

07/06/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Should Your Child Still Wear a Mask This Summer?

Like parenthood, the answer is complicated.

07/06/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

Washington Reopens, and Seattle Wants You to Celebrate Downtown

The city rolls out a slate of festivities as the state rolls back restrictions on activity.

06/30/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

PSA

Where to Beat the Record-Breaking Heat in Seattle Today

Or at least cool off for a hot minute.

06/28/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

OPEN SEASON

How the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Made Retail History

The annual event's local roots are kind of a big deal.

06/28/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Bone Class

There’s a Bone Factory on Vashon Island

How a local company recast the future of medical education.

06/28/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Feature

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

Quote Me

Overheard in Seattle: It's Good to Be Back

Our first in-person interactions in 16 months went just about as expected.

06/18/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Fail Fast

At Seattle's Largest Companies, Juneteenth Doesn't Mean a Day Off

With a few exceptions, the private sector hasn't matched local and federal government recognition of the holiday.

06/18/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Wholesome Wholesale

Costco Hires Twitter User's Lovable Dad

You've heard of Alex from Target, but have you heard of Jeff from Costco?

06/14/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Hunger Artists

Seattle Has a Weird Legacy of Fasting

Can renouncing food really improve your health? For a century, mystics, biohackers, and even one murderous Seattle doctor have sought—and sold—their own conc...

06/14/2021 By Stefan Milne Illustrations by Pete Ryan

ANARCHIST JURISDICTION

What Really Happened in CHOP?

One year ago, protesters transformed six blocks on Capitol Hill and captured the nation’s attention. Nobody knew where this would go.

06/08/2021 By Marcus Harrison Green

Enclaves

The AIDS Memorial Pathway Is Capitol Hill's Latest Call for Action

A new art installation celebrates the response to the AIDS crisis in what was once Seattle’s undisputed queer hub.

06/07/2021 By Christy Carley

Coronavirus Chronicles

We Finally Have a Vaccine Lottery

Here's how it works.

06/04/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

BOTC

Best of the City 2021

From our editors' picks to the results of our reader survey to the best in the biz.

06/04/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Standouts

Our Favorite Everything in Seattle

From an unbeatable bar bathroom to the best setting for a tantrum, our editors dove deep into what they love about our city.

06/04/2021 Edited by Allison Williams By Nate Bullis, Benjamin Cassidy, Sophie Grossman, Sarah Nipper, Zoe Sayler, Allecia Vermillion, and Erin Wong Illustrations by Stevie Shao Photography by Kyle Johnson