EXPLAINER

How a 3-Second Head Start Could Save Pedestrian Lives

Seattle's giving pedestrians extra lead time in certain crosswalks in an effort to reduce deaths and injuries across the city.

02/25/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

QUOTE UNQUOTE

Steve Pool's Forecast: Nothing But Blue Skies

"People only hear what they want to hear. 'It's gonna snow?!'"

02/25/2020 By Allison Williams

E-Pocalypse

The Macy's in Downtown Seattle Has Closed

The iconic department store at 300 Pine is the city's latest brick-and-mortar to shutter.

02/24/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Tenta-Cool

This Weekend, Watch an Octopus Get Released into Puget Sound

The Seattle Aquarium will return Hugo, a giant Pacific octopus, to the sea on Saturday as the end of Octopus Week approaches.

02/21/2020 By Nicole Pasia

PRIMARY CARE

Washington Dems Ditched the Caucus. Will That Make Our Votes Count?

By switching to an earlier, mail-in voting system, the state’s Democratic leaders hope Washington becomes a primary season destination.

02/21/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

2020 Election

Attention, Seattle Voters: Primary Ballots Are in the Mail

It actually counts this time. We swear.

02/21/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

CITY STATE

3 Takeaways from Durkan’s 3rd State of the City Address

The Seattle mayor recently launched her 2021 reelection campaign. Yesterday’s speech offered a preview.

02/19/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Gate Gaming

Nintendo Switch Lounge Comes to Sea-Tac

Travelers can play Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda, and other games at the airport through March 29.

02/17/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Cannabis Chronicles

Another Hit to Washington Home Growing

Companion bills to legalize recreational cannabis cultivation never took root in Olympia.

02/14/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

archival revival

Seattle's National Archives and the Fight to Keep History Here

The announcement has many organizations and tribes looking for ways to stop the closure.

02/13/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Evict This

Seattle City Council Votes to Curb Winter Evictions

The new legislation aims to mitigate homelessness at a dangerous time of year.

02/11/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Wallet Watch

Washington Just Moved Closer to Ensuring College Affordability

The new tax adjustment would help secure Washington College Grant funding for free and reduced tuition.

02/07/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Crossing the Finish Line

UW Student Represents at the Cyclo-Cross World Championships

In the midst of her midterms, Shannon Mallory raced on a Swiss airfield for Team USA.

02/06/2020 By Nicole Pasia

News Wire

Amazon Reveals Its 2019 Financials as Olympia Weighs Big Business Tax

The tech giant's federal income taxes aren't staggering, but its other numbers are.

02/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

The Reign of Rain

What Exactly Counts as a Sunny Day?

OK, so it’s been gloomy out there. But there has been some sun.

02/03/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

GAME OF GAMES

6 Seattle Strategies for Super Bowl Avoidance

Avoiding football like the plague? When the big game rolls around, these spots are extra super.

01/31/2020 By Nicole Martinson, Nicole Pasia, and Ryan Phelan

Game On

Atari Is Bringing a Gaming-Themed Hotel to Seattle

Location and groundbreaking TBD.

01/29/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

News Wire

Downtown Shootings Shake Seattle

A string of violent events downtown leaves the city asking questions about gun violence once again.

01/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Going Viral

The Wuhan Coronavirus Just Reached Washington. Corona-what?

Here's what you need to know about the first documented U.S. case of the potentially deadly virus.

01/21/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Get Out There, People

Where You Can Celebrate MLK in Seattle Today

Here's a rundown of MLK Day events honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

01/20/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy