Rest In Peace

Blake Nordstrom, Co-President of the Namesake Retail Giant, Has Passed Away

He died in the early morning on Wednesday, January 2. He was 58 years old.

01/02/2019 By Rosin Saez

This Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: A Regional Homelessness Response, Lynnwood Light Rail, and T-Mobile Park

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

12/21/2018 By Anne Dennon

Sanctuary City

Seattle City Council Approves $12 Million in Grants It Rejected on Monday

Earlier this week, a council member's opposition to an ICE reimbursement inadvertently sank a routine bill.

12/19/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Year in Review

Seattle Met's 6 Most-Read Stories of 2018

From an unclaimed Seattle rock star to a world-changing card game, these were our most poplar long-form articles of the year.

12/19/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Public Transit

Durkan Nominates Sam Zimbabwe as New SDOT Leader

If approved, the transportation director would take the helm as SDOT faces a range of upcoming challenges.

12/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Growing Pains

Here Are the 10 Affordable Housing Developers That Just Got Funding from Durkan

The mayor announced a plan to spend $75 million and create 1,200 new affordable housing units Monday.

12/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Slope Stories

A Short History of Washington's Bygone Ski Hills

Over the years, some of the state’s ski mountains proved as ephemeral as snowflakes.

12/18/2018 By Christina Ausley

The Sellouts

Washington's Biggest Resorts Just Got Bought by Conglomerates

It might ruin the Northwest ski scene—and save it at the same time.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

First Tracks

Jason Hummel Wants to Ski Every Glacier in Washington

The Gig Harbor denizen has the whole mountain to himself—sometimes whole mountain ranges—in his skiing quest.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Out of Thin Air

Skier Hilaree Nelson Takes On Lhotse

The Seattle-born adventurer just skied off the top of the world. Oh, and she was the first one to ever do it.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Feature

Women Erased: How Washington Has Failed Missing Native Women

More Native American women have been counted as missing or murdered here than almost anywhere in the country. But authorities are at a loss on how to track, let alone stop, the trend.

12/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine Photography by Lindsey Wasson

Shade Index

An Inch-By-Inch Guide to Snow in Seattle

Your rain shell won’t save you now.

12/18/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Closer Inspection

Behind the Scenes of David Mikkelson's Portrait

See how we used a magnifying glass to get the final shot.

12/18/2018 By Jane Sherman

Your Best Shot

Reader's Lens January 2019

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...

12/18/2018

Editor's Note

Seattle’s Sense of Snow

The city’s reaction to snowfall is comical, until it isn’t.

12/18/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Snap Judgment

Should Seattle Eliminate Its ‘Tampon Tax’?

Teresa Mosqueda wants to stop retailers from charging sales tax for menstrual products—and she could take the fight to the state.

12/18/2018 By Anne Dennon

Newsmakers

Perfect Party January 2019

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

12/18/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by David Wilson

High Maintenance

Is the Marijuana Industry Poaching Seattle’s Cooks?

Restaurant owners say kitchen workers have decamped to grow houses.

12/18/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Quote Unquote

David Mikkelson Sorts Fact from Fiction with Snopes.com

“News is kind of like housework. It’s not a finite task. It’s not something you finish.”

12/18/2018 By Jessica Voelker

The Bezos Bubble

Amazon Got the Scrutiny in New York It Never Faced in Seattle

New York City council members don't want Queens to turn into Seattle.

12/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine