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.

Coronavirus Chronicles

Seattle Can Move to Phase 2 of the State's Recovery

Here's what that means.

01/29/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Washington Gets a Vaccine Boost from the Biden Administration

More doses and special syringes are coming soon.

01/27/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

News Wire

Seattle and Tacoma Police Officers Keep Getting Investigated

This weekend's viral video of a Tacoma police officer running someone over is only the latest incident to prompt a probe.

01/26/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Our Vaccine Mobilization Races Against a Coronavirus Mutant

The variant has arrived in Western Washington just as our big companies try to help. Is it too late?

01/25/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Health Care Equity

Seattle Children’s Hospital Racism Probe Took Center Stage on MLK Day

Former U.S. attorney general Eric Holder will investigate allegations made by Dr. Ben Danielson.

01/19/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

By the Numbers

Which Neighborhoods Closed 2020 the Strongest in Seattle Real Estate?

December's sales figures capped a wild year.

01/11/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Washington's Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution Needs a Shot in the Arm

Updates on the rollout.

01/11/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

News Wire

How Washington State Politicians Reacted to the U.S. Capitol Invasion

A harrowing day prompted plenty of response from local pols.

01/07/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

YEAR IN REVIEW

Our 10 Most-Read Seattle Stories of the Year

Here are the articles (and takeout lists) that captured the city's attention in 2020.

12/31/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Timeline

Everything That Happened in Seattle This Year, Non-Covid Edition

Covid-19 masked some major, and not so major, happenings in our city. We've got you covered.

12/29/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

The Vaccine Rollout Is Already an Emotional Roller Coaster

Recapping a wild first week.

12/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Groundbreaker

A Seattle Skyscraper’s Rise Helps Shatter a Glass Ceiling

A new 40-story condo building owes much of its design to Julia Nagele, one of few women in the world to shape such a tall tower.

12/21/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

What We Know About Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution in Washington

Even though the first shipment is on the ground in our state, questions remain.

12/14/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Open Wide

New Seattle Kiosks Offer Covid-19 Tests That Don't Tickle Your Brain

A pair of booths now offer an oral alternative to the standard nasal swab.

12/11/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Stocking Down

When Will Seattle Home Buyers Receive the Gift of Lower Prices?

The short answer: Not anytime soon.

12/10/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Your New Year's Eve and Holiday Gathering Plans Are Restricted

But you don't have to learn any new rules.

12/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

2020 Taken By Storm

Breanna Stewart Is a Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

The Storm superstar is one of five activist-minded athletes to receive the magazine's annual honor.

12/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Real Estate

10 Seattle Neighborhoods and Suburbs for Home Buyers Seeking Space

You need more room to quarantine. Here's where to start your home shopping search.

12/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

2020 Election

Did Trump Lose or Gain Support in Washington?

Scouring the state’s election results now that they're officially official.

12/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy