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.

Sales & Events

Wear What When: March 27–April 2

This week: spring pop-ups in Pioneer Square, living plant creations take over Pacific Place, and new collections come to Nordstrom.

03/27/2018 By Katheryn Grice

Habitat

A Colorful, Classic Update to a Queen Anne Craftsman

Ambitious paint choices liven up this Queen Anne home while accentuating its original touches.

03/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Out of Sight

What Are Seattle Views Really Worth—And What Happens When We Lose Them?

Views of natural wonders like Puget Sound and the mountain ranges are increasingly scarcer, and pricier.

03/27/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Best of the City

19 of Seattle's Best Brunch Spots Right Now

From benedicts to pho, our top picks for weekend fortification.

03/27/2018 By Nosh Pit Staff

Review

Supreme Pizza Is West Seattle's No-Frills, Throwback Pizza Bar

At Ma‘ono chef Mark Fuller's new joint, the frills are nonexistent, the cocktail list is broad, and the pie is for real.

03/27/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Explainer

Why the Hanford Nuclear Cleanup Is Still Happening 73 Years Later

And what the project stands to lose thanks to budget cuts.

03/27/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Quote Unquote

Ken Jennings and John Roderick Are Preserving History for After the Apocalypse

By way of their podcast, Omnibus.

03/27/2018 By Jessica Voelker

Gun Violence

Scenes from Seattle's March For Our Lives

Thousands marched from Cal Anderson Park to KeyArena on Saturday.

03/26/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Style

We Bring Brightness: Spring Fashion 2018

The women behind the podcast Hella Black Hella Seattle bring as much vibrancy and liveliness to the local audio scene as they do to their community. This spring, style aspires to their radiance.

03/26/2018 By Rosin Saez With Jane Sherman Photography by Elizabeth Rudge

Theater Review

Spirits, Sex, and Chaos at Pacific Northwest Ballet

This year's Director's Choice, which ends on Sunday, March 25, is an eclectic tasting menu of ballet with a wild finish.

03/23/2018 By Darren Davis

Olympia Dispatch

10 Changes You Should Know the State Legislature Made This Year

What did a Democratic majority accomplish?

03/22/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Behold! Safeco Field's New Food Offerings

Din Tai Fung and Jack's BBQ headline a new lineup of grub options to pair with Mariners baseball. Please don't try to eat these photos.

03/22/2018 By Darren Davis

City Hall

Seattle Officials Want a Law to Require Gun Owners to Lock Up Their Weapons

"Their message to us as leaders has been clear—we have failed them and we must act."

03/21/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Wild Brews

Meet Washington’s Coming Contingent of Farmhouse Brewers

Garden Path Fermentation and Fair Isle Brewing will bring nuance to this wild beer style.

03/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Feature

Darren Berg on the Run: Inside the Biggest Ponzi Scheme in Washington State History

He owned yachts and sped around the country in Lear jets—spoils from the more than $100 million he bilked from investors—before he was convicted and sent away to serve an 18-year sentence in federal prison. Then, late last year, Darren Berg disappeared.

03/19/2018 By Ciara O'Rourke

City Hall

Seattle's Human Services Director Steps Down

Lester in a statement said the decision was "both difficult and personal."

03/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Opening Dispatch(es)

2 Restaurant Openings Are Happening This Weekend

Former chef de cuisine for Thierry Rautureau debuts Petite Galerie, a French-influence brasserie in Madison Valley. Over in Belltown, Babirusa is reborn in l...

03/16/2018 By Rosin Saez

Sponsored Content

Eat Like A Local: 10 Places Worth the Trip to Victoria, B.C.

Embark on a food-filled adventure to this Canadian capital city.

03/16/2018

Gun Violence

Scenes Across the State from Yesterday's School Walkout

Public school students across the state walked out of their classrooms at 10am, exactly one month since the Parkland school shooting.

03/15/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Market Matters

Jason Wilson and El Gaucho Team Are Opening a Restaurant by Pike Place Market

The partnership between chef Jason Wilson and El Gaucho Hospitality, collectively known as Fire and Vine, are launching four new concepts total in Seattle an...

03/14/2018 By Rosin Saez