Snap Judgment

How Should Washington Spend Its Volkswagen Settlement Money?

The automaker owes the state $112.7 million for violating the Clean Air Act with cars that cheated emissions tests. While the Department of Ecology sketches a spending plan, locals weigh in on what we should buy.

02/27/2018 Photography by Trevor Keaton Pogue

Fists of Fury

Self-Defense Classes Work. Where Do They Fit in the Age of #MeToo?

Studies—and two very tough Seattle women—have proven that martial-arts-based self-defense moves are effective.

02/27/2018 By Karin Vandraiss Videography by Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Travel

The True Tale of the Oregon Trail

We think we know the whole story. But the pioneers who traveled the Oregon Trail to settle Washington faced more than just snake bites and dysentery.

02/27/2018 By Allison Williams

#MeToo

Native American Lit Leader Warns of Allegations Coming Against Sherman Alexie

The prominent Native literary figure seems to be the next man to face a wave of sexual harassment allegations.

02/26/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Opening Alert

A Japanese Kaiseki Restaurant Is Coming to the Denny Regrade

Chef Hiro Tawara, whose resume includes Shiro's Sushi and Sushi Kappo Tamura, is opening his own restaurant, Wa'z, in March.

02/22/2018 By Rosin Saez

Murray Allegations

Murray's Former Foster Son Files a Claim Against Seattle, Says He'll Sue

The claim said city officials encouraged Murray's deflection and "did nothing to stop his abuse of power."

02/21/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Market Forces

Joe Chocolates Makes Big Plans for Pike Place Market

A rising star of caffeine and chocolate is moving in next door to Beecher's. This could be big.

02/21/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

City Hall

5 Important Takeaways from Durkan's State of the City Speech

"These crises has been years in the making and will not be fixed overnight."

02/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Literary Libations

5 Bars Perfect for Reading

Hit these spots to combine two of Seattle's favorite pursuits: books and booze.

02/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Olympia Dispatch

State Won't Eliminate the Statute of Limitations on Adult Rape

The substitute bill approved by the Senate committee would eliminate the statute for only first-degree child rape and child molestation.

02/19/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Delvonn Heckard, Man Who Accused Murray of Abuse, Found Dead

Heckard was found dead in an Auburn motel, The Seattle Times reported.

02/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Top 10

Top 10 Stories: Florida Shooting, ICE Identity Fraud, Seattle Silence Breakers

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

02/16/2018 By Araz Hachadourian

Immigration

No Relief for Dreamers After Senate Rejects Immigration Bills

Senators on Thursday struck down immigration proposals and are back to the drawing board.

02/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Feature

Ricardo Rios Is an American Dreamer

In 1991, his parents carried him across the U.S. border at four months old. Now, as he awaits a permanent solution, Ricardo Rios fears expulsion from the only country he’s ever known. 

02/15/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Awards & Accolades

And Seattle's James Beard Award Semifinalists for 2018 Are...

Wow, we've got us an impressive crop of rising star talent.

02/15/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Amazon's Wandering Eye

What Does HQ2 Mean for Seattle?

Amazon is being wooed by cities across the country, and it’s giving us a case of Boeing deja vu.

02/14/2018 By Ciara O'Rourke

Olympia Dispatch

A Bill Would Decriminalize Sexting for Minors

"This is a bill that is about 10 years overdue."

02/13/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Olympia Dispatch

House Approves Bill to Remove Statute of Limitations for Rape

State representatives voted 90-8 in favor of the bill.

02/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle Will Dismiss All Misdemeanor Pot Convictions

About 500 to 600 people have been convicted for misdemeanor marijuana possession by the city.

02/08/2018 By Hayat Norimine