2020 Capsules

Budtenders Were Essential Workers This Year, Too

James Fields describes what it was like to manage Shoreline’s Dockside Cannabis in 2020.

12/22/2020 By Stefan Milne

2020 Capsules

Bus Drivers Had to Follow Some Wrenching Directions in 2020

Operators like Nathan Vass have navigated the intersection of safety and kindness.

12/21/2020 By Nicole Martinson

Groundbreaker

A Seattle Skyscraper’s Rise Helps Shatter a Glass Ceiling

A new 40-story condo building owes much of its design to Julia Nagele, one of few women in the world to shape such a tall tower.

12/21/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

GIVING'S BACK

Seattle Met's GeneroCity Is Still Going Strong

Poison Waters may have left the virtual building, but local nonprofits' online booths are open for browsing.

12/18/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Tis the Season

When Company Zoom Parties Become a Restaurant Survival Tool

Corporate holiday parties have gone virtual this year, but the boost they give restaurants is very real.

12/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Coronavirus Chronicles

What We Know About Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution in Washington

Even though the first shipment is on the ground in our state, questions remain.

12/14/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Open Wide

New Seattle Kiosks Offer Covid-19 Tests That Don't Tickle Your Brain

A pair of booths now offer an oral alternative to the standard nasal swab.

12/11/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Your New Year's Eve and Holiday Gathering Plans Are Restricted

But you don't have to learn any new rules.

12/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Imposter Syndrome

How Among Us Became an Unlikely Mirror for 2020

In the year of QAnon and rampant disinformation, the video game from a Redmond studio went viral, reflected our weird year, and succumbed to subterfuge itself.

12/09/2020 By Stefan Milne

Ballot Busters

A Very Serious List of Candidates for Seattle Mayor

City Hall chair swapping? Boring. Let's have some fun in 2021.

12/08/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

First Person, Last Word

Sarah Leyrer Showed Us How to Live

My friend was a joyful advocate for justice.

12/07/2020 By Kristen Millares Young

The Nice List

A Gentle Reminder that GeneroCity Kicks off Tomorrow

It's funny, it's free, it's a chance to give back.

12/07/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Coronavirus Chronicles

Washington Has Adopted the CDC’s Riskier Quarantine Guidelines

A two-week quarantine has been canon since February, but the state now offers alternatives.

12/04/2020 By Christy Carley

Giving Season

5 Reasons to Attend GeneroCity 2020

Behold, the persuasive powers of prizes and tax breaks.

12/03/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

2020 Election

Did Trump Lose or Gain Support in Washington?

Scouring the state’s election results now that they're officially official.

12/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Group Chat

Should Washington Embrace a Four-Day Workweek?

A bill to trim our 40-hour norm didn’t gain traction in Olympia this year. But a political backer and two early adopters say the pandemic may change some minds.

12/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Tech Tracing

What You Need to Know About Washington’s New Covid-19 Exposure App

To start: You won’t find it under “Apps” on iPhone.

12/01/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Good Deeds

Yes, Seattle Met's GeneroCity 2020 Is Happening

Big in-person events may not be a thing right now, but giving back to these deserving nonprofits most certainly is.

12/01/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

earned turns

Backcountry Skiing Is Blowing Up This Winter

Skiers are heading out-of-bounds in droves this season—but all those newbies could snowball into disaster.

11/25/2020 By Allison Williams

Beam, Science

Seattle Innovators Harness a Coronavirus Kryptonite: UVC Light

A UW program and Bothell-based startup use ultraviolet radiation to disinfect items.

11/25/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy