Angela Cabotaje is the former editor in chief of Seattle Met. She holds a journalism degree from Northwestern University and has spent 15-plus years covering the Seattle area. When not on Slack, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. 

Made in WA

Broad Strokes

The former CEO of Optiva died earlier this year. But not before revolutionizing oral hygiene.

08/23/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Made in WA

12 of Washington's Most Vital Medical Inventions

The Scribner shunt, Seattle Foot, and direct current defibrillator are just a few of the health essentials created in this state.

08/23/2022 Edited by Benjamin Cassidy By Angela Cabotaje and Seattle Met Staff

Status Update

What to Know about the Monkeypox Outbreak in Seattle

From case counts in Washington and King County to the latest on symptoms, testings, and vaccines in Seattle.

08/04/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

Adults Younger Than 50 Can't Get a Second Booster Until Fall

Plans to expand eligibility for a second Covid booster shot this summer fizzled out in favor of omicron-specific vaccines anticipated to arrive in fall.

08/01/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

CDC Recommends Masking Again in These Washington Counties

Thanks to highly contagious and vaccine-evasive omicron subvariant BA.5, Covid-19 community levels are considered high in these Washington counties.

07/29/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Sunny Days

What's the Best Sunscreen to Get for Seattle Weather?

Virginia Mason dermatologist Dr. Natalie Moriarty explains why we need sunscreen every day, the best sunscreen for babies, what SPF to get, and more.

07/28/2022 By Angela Cabotaje


How to Keep Cool During a Seattle Heat Wave

It's no Heat Dome, but this week's weather forecast in Washington state is worth taking note. Here's everything from air-conditioned spots to tips on cooling down your home.

07/26/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Home Economics

38 Percent of Local Homebuyers Will Go $100,000 Over Budget

A survey from title, mortgage, and real estate firm Orchard shares some shocking stats on Seattle-area homebuyers. Plus, a milestone for median rents.

07/25/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Home Economics

Is the Suburban Boom Bad for the Environment?

More Seattle renters sought space out in the suburbs during the pandemic, but a recent Apartment List report shows that's led to more carbon emissions.

06/28/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

Relief at Last: First Kids Under 5 Get Their Covid Shots

At Seattle Children's, a handful of children in the age group received their first Covid shots from Pfizer and Moderna.

06/21/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Know About the Covid Vaccine for Kids Under 5

Is the Pfizer or Moderna Covid vaccine better for the youngest among us? And where to get your kids an appointment in Seattle and King County.

06/15/2022 By Angela Cabotaje


The Gay Dance Club That George Freeman Built

The gay disco closed amid a swirl of controversy that eventually spawned Seattle's Teen Dance Ordinance, but its legacy lives on in the LGBTQ community.

06/10/2022 By Angela Cabotaje Photography by Chona Kasinger

Gun Violence

Mass Shootings in Washington

Everytown for Gun Safety tracks a grim number: every time four or more people are killed by gun violence.

06/01/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Third and Luxury

The Modern Apartment Building Is Ridiculous

The former WeWork development has 216 units, with a two-bedroom apartment starting at $6,900 per month.

05/31/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Home Economics

Good Luck Finding a Place to Live, Home Hunters

What the latest U.S. Census data means for home and apartment hunters looking for a place to live, and how it affects the Seattle real estate market.

05/27/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Just Great

Monkeypox Has Arrived in King County

The presumptive monkeypox case is the first in Washington state. Here's what you need to know about how it's transmitted and more.

05/24/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Best Places to Live

The Most Coveted Seattle Neighborhoods and Suburbs

In Seattle's fierce real estate market, competition is always pending. These top neighborhoods were the most competitive according to Redfin.

05/24/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Medical Matters

Why Abortion Is Health Care, Explained

The leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade has led medical professionals to reaffirm the importance of abortions.

05/09/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

AAPI History

12 Asian and Pacific Islander Seattleites You Should Know About

From Bob Santos and Bruce Lee to Ruby Chow and Wing Luke, these famous Seattleites made their mark on the city and the AAPI community.

05/06/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach, Ann Karneus, and Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

The Most Surreal Safety Measures We Took to Prevent Covid

Jerry-rigged hug suits. Shower curtain sex barriers. Halloween candy chutes. Those early-pandemic public health and safety measures sure were something.

05/04/2022 By Angela Cabotaje