Downlocal

8 Homegrown Apps to Help You Navigate Life in Seattle

From dining to the dating scene.

03/15/2021 By Christy Carley

SWIPING, UNLEASHED

Inside the Dog-Eat-Dog World of Seattle Dating Apps

Wowzer, Seattle's promising dating app for dog lovers, didn't make it through Covid-19. But two other local dating apps are keeping humans connected.

02/12/2021 By Zoe Sayler, Christy Carley, and Erin Wong

KISS ME THRU THE PHONE SCREEN

Think Virtual Dating Always Sucks? Think Again

Sure, Zoom calls lack ambiance. But they're an antidote to a sometimes impersonal culture of hookups and expectations.

02/12/2021 By Christy Carley

Lease Peeping

Seattle Renters Finally Had Some More Favorable Options in 2020

New data helps explain why.

12/31/2020 By Christy Carley

2020 Capsules

A Professional Organizer Tidied Homes for New Duties

Lisa Holtby has helped work from home feel less messy.

12/30/2020 By Christy Carley

Spark Notes

Seattle's Move to Electric Heat Won't Kill the Gas Stove (Yet)

The city's poised to join a climate-conscious club.

12/14/2020 By Christy Carley

Coronavirus Chronicles

Washington Has Adopted the CDC’s Riskier Quarantine Guidelines

A two-week quarantine has been canon since February, but the state now offers alternatives.

12/04/2020 By Christy Carley

2020 Election

Bummed about Biden? Celebrate These Local Progressive Wins

The president-elect's record shouldn't overshadow down-ballot triumphs for Puget Sound region progressives.

11/10/2020 By Christy Carley

Natural Medicine

Our Evergreen Surrounds Can Help Us Weather Our Pandemic Blues

Some tips for adding a healthy dose of nature to your day.

11/06/2020 By Christy Carley

2020 Election

Your Last-Minute Anxieties about Voting in King County, Addressed

How to register to vote if you still haven’t, and what to do if your ballot hasn’t arrived.

10/20/2020 By Christy Carley

A Crushing Curve

The Disillusionment Phase of the Pandemic Is Upon Us

What that means for our mental health.

10/08/2020 By Christy Carley