Hayat Norimine, an Eastern Washington native, is Seattle Met’s news and politics hound and PubliCola reporter. She also contributes features and writes politics and culture stories throughout the magazine.

Hayat began her journalism career as an English editor in Amman, Jordan, and later became a local government and Southwest Washington politics reporter at The Daily News in Longview. She has a degree in creative writing at the University of Washington and a master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University. She now lives in West Seattle with her husband and Bedouin dog.

Barstool Dispatch

10 Reasons You Should Head to Fremont's Bar House

The bar, recently turned a year old, has brought a welcome dose of weird to the neighborhood.

04/10/2018 By Stefan Milne

Feature

The Boat at the Bottom of the Sea

More than a year after a Seattle-based crabber vanished in Alaska's Bering Sea, its final hours remain a mystery. The surviving family of the Destination’s crew—and one intrepid investigator—seek to uncover the secrets the ocean still keeps.

04/09/2018 By Eva Holland

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: King County Democrats, Metro, More Sinclair

Your local politics morning digest.

04/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Sales & Events

Wear What When: April 10–16

This week dive into spring fashion tips from Seattle Styled, party with Bahtoh at LoveCity Love for its one-year anniversary, and see to your greenery needs ...

04/09/2018 By Katheryn Grice

Hall Pass

Lincoln South Food Hall Breathes New Life into Fast Casual Dining

Neither food court nor old-school market, Bellevue's latest dining menagerie is an experience all its own.

04/06/2018 By Trevor Keaton Pogue

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Domestic Workers' Rights, Midterm Elections, Escalators

Your local politics morning digest.

04/06/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Central District, Congestion Pricing, Opioid Crisis

Your local politics morning digest.

04/05/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Sponsored Content

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If you’re looking to check out by checking in, Tetherow offers vacation home rentals; you don’t have to go far to get away from it all!

04/04/2018

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Base Fare for Uber, Tolls on Downtown Roads, MLK Jr.

Your local politics morning digest.

04/04/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Labor

Seattle Outlaws Subminimum Wage for People with Disabilities

"We can't fix all those issues today, but we can fix this one."

04/03/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Head Tax, Streetcar Expansion, More Sinclair

Your local politics morning digest.

04/03/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Zoning

Seattle City Council Approves Changes to Reduce Parking Requirements

Council members voted 7-1 in favor of the bill.

04/02/2018 By Hayat Norimine

PI Meets PNW

Progressive Filipino American Restaurant Comes to Hillman City

As Filipino food moves more firmly into the national (and local) culinary conversation, fine dining newcomer Archipelago will filter flavors of the Philippines through the spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

04/02/2018 By Rosin Saez

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Seattle's Parking Ordinance, Sinclair, Tariffs

Your local politics morning digest.

04/02/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Mayor's Office

Durkan Halts Downtown Streetcar Project Pending Review

The Seattle mayor said there were "too many questions about the true costs of this project and the risks to taxpayers."

03/30/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

How Seattle's New Law Would Change Parking Requirements

Seattle council members will vote on the parking bill Monday.

03/30/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Northwest Travel

20 Perfect Spring Day Trips

Treks, tours, and garden getaways to celebrate the end of winter: Pet a wallaby, haunt a ghost town, or hunker down in a hotel that might as well be in Hawaii.

03/29/2018 By Allison Williams

Olympia Dispatch

Washington State Bans Conversion Therapy for Minors

Washington will be the 11th state to ban the practice.

03/28/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Police Reform Activists Urge City Not to Settle Officers' Claim

"We cannot afford for Seattle to cave into the demands of police officers' hurt feelings."

03/28/2018 By Hayat Norimine

That Washington

Local Officials Speak Out Against a New Citizenship Question on the Census

Blue states would get hit the hardest—both in federal funding and government representation.

03/27/2018 By Hayat Norimine