Benjamin Cassidy edits and writes for the magazine’s news section, “Currents,” as well as the health and real estate channels online. Prior to joining Seattle Met, Ben was the arts and entertainment reporter for The Berkshire Eagle, a regional daily based in the mountains of Western Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Michigan and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Sleepless City

Can't Sleep? The Moon Might Be to Blame.

A Seattle-centric study brings us one small step closer to understanding our groggy mornings.

06/15/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Brain Drain

In Seattle, the Burnout Is Real

A new study suggests local workers are pretty spent.

06/10/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Group Chat

Is Sue Bird Seattle’s Greatest Athlete of All Time?

The Storm’s venerable point guard returns for a 20th season after winning her fourth WNBA title. Is No. 10 now No. 1 in the city’s sports hierarchy?

06/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

We Finally Have a Vaccine Lottery

Here's how it works.

06/04/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Seattle Standouts

Our Favorite Everything in Seattle

From an unbeatable bar bathroom to the best setting for a tantrum, our editors dove deep into what they love about our city.

06/04/2021 Edited by Allison Williams By Nate Bullis, Benjamin Cassidy, Sophie Grossman, Sarah Nipper, Zoe Sayler, Allecia Vermillion, and Erin Wong Illustrations by Stevie Shao Photography by Kyle Johnson

Best in the biz

Tracy Record's West Seattle Blog Has the Neighborhood Covered

On an accidental island, her reporting stands as the official account.

06/04/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy Photography by Kyle Johnson

Office Politics

Can Your Employer Require a Covid Vaccine?

We asked a UW health law expert.

06/03/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Wonk Whirlwind

9 of Washington’s Most Extraordinary New Laws

From the historic to the boozy, the 2021 legislative session had it all.

06/01/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Saying Their Names

A Capitol Hill Light Project Honors Washingtonians Killed by Police

Through June 8, victims' names will appear on the west facade of Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral.

05/27/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

'Thanks for Having Electricity'

Kenny Mayne’s SportsCenter Swan Song Was Very Seattle

Sue Bird, Marshawn Lynch, and Jamal Crawford all joined to wish the departing anchor well.

05/26/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coveted Real Estate

Rainier Valley and Rainier Beach Neighborhood Guide

Diverse restaurants. Top basketball prospects. A labyrinthine garden. This stretch of the city covers an outsize amount of cultural terrain.

05/21/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy, Stefan Milne, Rosin Saez, and Allecia Vermillion

Permanent Pergolas

Are Seattle’s Cafe Streets Here for Good?

A city council vote on Monday moved us one step closer.

05/17/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

The Day the Pandemic Changed in Washington State

After May 13, “normal” is finally in sight.

05/14/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Expect When You're Expecting...a Covid Vaccine for Your Child

Your 12-year-old can get vaccinated now. Here's what you should know about kids and shots.

05/13/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Prepare for the Two States of Washington: Vaccinated and Unvaccinated

Separate stadium sections. Workplace debates. School mandates. Our political divide is about to become even more apparent.

05/06/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Recovery Mode

How an Alliance Helps Pioneer Square Small Businesses Persevere

A nonprofit fosters a spirit of collaboration in Seattle's first neighborhood.

05/03/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Seattle's Basically Begging You to Take Its Open Covid Vaccine Slots

Your hunt ends here.

04/27/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

News Wire

Seattle Reacts as Jury Finds Derek Chauvin Guilty of Murder

Statements, silence, and protest all characterized the hours after justice was finally rendered.

04/21/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Greenbacked

Cannabis Gave Washington State a Major Lift in 2020

On 4/20, celebrate a growing industry (with its fair share of growing pains).

04/20/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Home Shopping

What a Difference a Year Makes in Seattle Area Real Estate

March 2021 was nothing like March 2020.

04/15/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy