Best of The City 2021

Here Are Your Picks for Best of the City 2021

We asked you to vote on the best restaurants, services, and destinations in and around Seattle. Turns out you have good taste.

06/04/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Best in the biz

Tracy Record's West Seattle Blog Has the Neighborhood Covered

On an accidental island, her reporting stands as the official account.

06/04/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy Photography by Kyle Johnson

Office Politics

Can Your Employer Require a Covid Vaccine?

We asked a UW health law expert.

06/03/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Wonk Whirlwind

9 of Washington’s Most Extraordinary New Laws

Governor Jay Inslee signed historic legislation to combat climate change, economic inequality, and police misconduct, as well as a few weirder things.

06/01/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Saying Their Names

A Capitol Hill Light Project Honors Washingtonians Killed by Police

Through June 8, victims' names will appear on the west facade of Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral.

05/27/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

'Thanks for Having Electricity'

Kenny Mayne’s SportsCenter Swan Song Was Very Seattle

Sue Bird, Marshawn Lynch, and Jamal Crawford all joined to wish the departing anchor well.

05/26/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Obsession

Pandemic Pets Made Us Human

An onrush of adopters brought home way more than fuzzy little serotonin machines.

05/24/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Permanent Pergolas

Are Seattle’s Cafe Streets Here for Good?

A city council vote on Monday moved us one step closer.

05/17/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Climate Change

Environmental Justice Arrives in Washington State Law

Communities closest to pollution have sounded the alarm for decades. This year, Olympia finally said: We hear you.

05/17/2021 By Erin Wong

Coronavirus Chronicles

The Day the Pandemic Changed in Washington State

After May 13, “normal” is finally in sight.

05/14/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Expect When You're Expecting...a Covid Vaccine for Your Child

Your 12-year-old can get vaccinated now. Here's what you should know about kids and shots.

05/13/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Prepare for the Two States of Washington: Vaccinated and Unvaccinated

Separate stadium sections. Workplace debates. School mandates. Our political divide is about to become even more apparent.

05/06/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Collective Thoughts

When Will the Pandemic Truly Be Over?

As experts track the official metrics, we pause to consider the personal ones.

05/06/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Recovery Mode

How an Alliance Helps Pioneer Square Small Businesses Persevere

A nonprofit fosters a spirit of collaboration in Seattle's first neighborhood.

05/03/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Seattle's Basically Begging You to Take Its Open Covid Vaccine Slots

Your hunt ends here.

04/27/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

News Wire

Seattle Reacts as Jury Finds Derek Chauvin Guilty of Murder

Statements, silence, and protest all characterized the hours after justice was finally rendered.

04/21/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Greenbacked

Cannabis Gave Washington State a Major Lift in 2020

On 4/20, celebrate a growing industry (with its fair share of growing pains).

04/20/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Neighborhood Nomenclature

Seattle City Council Stokes the Debate: Uptown or Lower Queen Anne?

A City Hall resolution this week weighed in on the community's official name.

04/14/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Seattle Isn't Rolling Back to Phase 2

Like the rest of King County, the city remains in Phase 3. A few other areas weren't so lucky.

04/12/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Department of Good News

North Seattle's Getting Linked This Fall

Three new light rail stations arrive on October 2. And more are on the way.

04/12/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy