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.

2020 Election

Attention, Seattle Voters: Primary Ballots Are in the Mail

It actually counts this time. We swear.

02/21/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

The Sporting Life

Sounders Season Starts Tonight

Enough is at stake in the Champions League tourney to call this Seattle’s 2020 opener.

02/20/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

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

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

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

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

Nostalgia Dosing

Lasting Memories of Félix Hernández's Mariners Career

Even without a playoff appearance, King Félix leaves Seattle a legend.

01/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

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

News Wire

Seattle's Progressive City Council vs. Amazon

Kshama Sawant's showdown with Amazon is poised to come to a head in 2020.

01/14/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

News Wire

Cyrus Habib and Other Local Politicians React to Drone Strike

TLDR: They're a bit concerned.

01/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Fine-ally

Rejoice, Nerds! No More Daily Library Fines in Seattle

A sad day for the Library Cop is a great one for just about everyone else.

01/02/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

The Sporting Life

Seattle's 10 Top Sports Triumphs of the Decade

From the Seahawks's first Super Bowl to the Storm's WNBA dominance, Seattle's sports teams (yes, even the Mariners) have all delivered greatness in some form...

12/30/2019 By Benjamin Cassidy

The Sporting Life

The Games, Players, and Decisions That Defined the Seahawks' Best Decade

The first half of the '10s was a bit more eventful than the second for Seattle's NFL squad.

12/27/2019 By Benjamin Cassidy