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

This Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Inslee's Budget, UW Plan Approval, and "Opportunity Zones"

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

12/14/2018 By Anne Dennon

What Happens in Olympia

A Guide to Understanding the 66th Legislative Session

From a capital gains tax to action on climate change, these are the bills to watch during the extra long session.

12/14/2018 By Hayat Norimine

This Washington

Inslee's Capital Gains Tax Excludes Sale of Investment Homes

The proposed biennial budget plays it safe.

12/13/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Explainer

This Road Closure Is About to Wreck Your Commute

January's shutdown of State Route 99 will be the longest in Seattle history.

12/13/2018 By Jaime Archer

Growing Pains

5 Things to Know About the University of Washington Master Plan

Here's how UW plans to mitigate growth in the next 10 years.

12/12/2018 By Hayat Norimine

#MeToo

Advocates Push Again for a Bill to Remove the Deadline to Prosecute for Rape

The bill would allow rape survivors to pursue criminal charges regardless of the time passed since the crime. Earlier this year, it died in the Senate.

12/11/2018 By Hayat Norimine

This Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Safe Injection Sites, Police Accountability, and Seattle Hockey

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

12/07/2018 By Anne Dennon

KeyArena

Seattle Is Getting a Hockey Team

It's official.

12/04/2018 By Hayat Norimine

This Washington

State Legislators Plan to Pass Original Revisions to Deadly Force Initiative

"It really does remarkable work of improving our relationships with law enforcement."

12/03/2018 By Hayat Norimine