News & City Life

SAD News

A Sleep Scientist Says Permanent Daylight Saving Time Is a Bad Idea

University of Washington researcher Horacio de la Iglesia critiques the Sunshine Protection Act backed by Washington sen. Patty Murray.

10/27/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Midterms

This Is Seattle's Meta Election

Ranked-choice and approval voting are on the ballot as election integrity figures prominently in the U.S. Senate race between Patty Murray and Tiffany Smiley.

10/26/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Essay

Can We Ever Go Back to Junebaby and the Willows Inn?

Last year, a pair of newspaper investigations exposed the misbehavior of chefs Blaine Wetzel and Edouardo Jordan. Is it ethical to eat at their restaurants?

10/25/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Doug Chayka

HOCKEY HISTORY

This Scrappy Team Inspired the Kraken's Reverse Retro Jersey

The 2022 Adidas design features bold stripes and colors that hearken back to Seattle's World War II–era hockey team.

10/24/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Sportsball

The Reign Broke Attendance Records. Is a Playoff Breakthrough Next?

This Sunday's semifinal match at Lumen Field caps a promising first year back in Seattle. But the franchise’s first title is still within reach.

10/21/2022 By Sophia Struna

Birthdays

Sixty Years Later, PacSci Is Still One Curious Place

Founded after the World's Fair, the Seattle Center landmark has escaped financial ruin and honed a new model for expanding access to its exhibits.

10/20/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Opening Tabs

A Misinformation Researcher Debunks a Serial Killer Rumor

Before the Seattle Police Department and King County Sheriff's Office rejected the scuttlebutt, a University of Washington researcher did her own homework.

10/18/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Not All Fun and Games

In Seattle, a ‘Turf War’ between Pickleball and Tennis Players Has Just Begun

Near the origin of America's fastest growing sport, it's a zero-sum game for court time as Seattle Parks and Recreation tries to toe the line between factions.

10/13/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Report Card

Which Seattle Private Schools Are Highest Ranked for 2023?

The alma mater of Paul Allen and Bill Gates still has plenty to brag about. But it's not just Lakeside—Overlake and Seattle Academy are also top ranked.

10/12/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Soles Up or Down?

Seattle's Rally Shoe Fits Well

A superstitious trend, a twist on the rally cap that took off at a Mariners game, captures the anxiety of playoff baseball and this city's fashion idiosyncrasies.

10/11/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Good Ancestors

Black Future Co-op Fund Is Changing Washington Philanthropy

After the murder of George Floyd, four nonprofit leaders founded a charity that shuns applications for direct investments in Black-run organizations.

10/11/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Chaos Ball

How to Survive the Stress of Mariners Playoff Games

Seattle's return to the MLB postseason for the first time since 2001 brings ample excitement and anxiety. Here's a full count of ways to cope.

10/06/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Wake-Up Calls

The Mariners' Playoff Game Times Aren't Very West Coast–Friendly

MLB didn't do Seattle any favors with its schedule for the Wild Card round against the Toronto Blue Jays. But there are silver linings to early starts.

10/05/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

This Month in Seattle Tech

Proxi Maps Seattle's Niche Pursuits

Proxi lets users plot their niche destinations, from wedding weekends to flat bike routes to kid-friendly breweries.

09/30/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Road Enraged

Vision Zero or Zero Vision?

Traffic deaths have gone in the wrong direction since the city unveiled a goal to end them by 2030. Many observers are blaming the streets themselves.

09/29/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Explainer

Historic Times at Garfield High

The Central District school has produced famous figures like Jimi Hendrix and Quincy Jones. It's also highlighted some of our city's worst divides.

09/27/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Sportsball

Seattle's Celebrating a Championship Today—in Cricket

A parade at Marymoor Park caps a storybook year for the Seattle Thunderbolts, our Minor League Cricket team.

09/27/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Data Dive

You Can Expect to Live Longer in Washington

New CDC figures show that life expectancy dipped across the U.S. as Covid began to spread. But our longevity number remains resiliently high.

09/23/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Parental Controls

What Banned Books Week, 40 Years After Its Founding, Means for Seattle Readers

An SPL librarian and intellectual freedom expert weighs in on why defending our right to check out controversial titles is more vital than ever.

09/23/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Climate Change

A Lifeline for Coping with the Smoke

In 'At Home on an Unruly Planet', Madeline Ostrander lays out models of resilience for reckoning with the climate crisis and ensuing natural disasters.

09/22/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy