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.

Day Into Night

Around the Clock at Pike Place Market

From dawn to well after dusk, the market has its own particular rhythm.

06/19/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Where to Eat

14 Classic Restaurants at Pike Place Market

Fancy and decidedly otherwise, these destinations stand the test of time.

06/19/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Beer, Views, and Elbow Room

10 Reasons to Love MarketFront

The long-awaited new wing adds much, and yet the spirit remains the same.

06/19/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

That's Amore

DeLaurenti: A Love Letter

A short appreciation for a long-lived Pike Place institution.

06/19/2018 By Jessica Voelker

Get Smart

A Pike Place Market Primer

Have a question about the market, but you've lived in Seattle too long to ask? There's a Q&A list for that.

06/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

Born This Way

Conversion Therapy Survivors Still Have Wounds to Heal

Licensed therapists can no longer practice conversion therapy on minors. But new legislation can't erase the anguish of those who lived through the experience.

06/19/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Critic's Picks

What We're Eating Now: July 2018

This month’s favorites: impeccable dumplings, endless rosé, and a cubano sandwich stuffed in a waffle iron.

06/19/2018 By Allecia Vermillion, Rosin Saez, and Sean P. Sullivan

Dino Deja Vu

Could This Be Dino Rossi's Last Chance?

The Sammamish politician is running for Congress. And the Republican party is holding out hope that this time, he pulls a win.

06/19/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Ale Accolades

Here Are the Winners of the 2018 Washington Beer Awards

Consider this your summertime imbibing agenda.

06/18/2018 By Rosin Saez

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work June 18–21

A massive cinematic undertaking, storytellers on Juneteenth, and the current state of ballet.

06/18/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Progressive Taxation

Seattle City Council Repeals the Head Tax

Council member Lisa Herbold said "there's so much more to lose between now and November."

06/12/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

What's Up with Seattle's Head Tax Repeal?

Council members are walking back a unanimous vote less than a month later.

06/12/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Progressive Taxation

Seattle City Council Plans to Repeal the Head Tax

Seven council members support repealing the tax, scheduled to happen at a special council meeting at noon on Tuesday.

06/11/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Immigrant Rights

Immigrant Mothers Separated from Their Children, Held in SeaTac

ICE confirmed it can now access more than 1,600 beds in federal prisons for immigration detention.

06/07/2018 By Hayat Norimine

2020 Presidential Election

Howard Schultz Totally Wants to Run for President

"Let's just see what happens," he told CNBC.

06/06/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

SPD Releases Body Camera Video of Officer Charged with Assault

A body camera showed officer Martin Harris putting a man in a headlock after he refused to show Harris his ID.

06/06/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Hooray

Seattle Met Wins Gold!

Seattle’s top-selling city magazine earns the industry’s highest honor at the City and Regional Magazine Awards.

06/06/2018 With Seattle Met Staff

Police Accountability

Seattle Police Officer Charged with Assault

City prosecutors alleged officer Martin Harris punched a man twice in the face in responding to a disturbance call.

06/01/2018 By Hayat Norimine

The Chief Search

Community Advocates Outraged Over Process, Urge Mayor to Consider Best for Police Chief

Members of the search committee said the hiring process was flawed and want the city to consider all five semifinalists.

05/30/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Sales & Events

Wear What When May 28–June 4

This week, Sharply champions the timeless properties of a fresh T-shirt (and has a buy one, get one free deal), Stock and Pantry takes 30 percent off its art...

05/29/2018 By Katheryn Grice