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.

Shade Index

The Downside of Cheap Eats

When budget dining comes at a cost.

04/25/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Best of the City

Cheap Eats 2018: 30 Dishes For Morning, Noon, and Night

Costs keep rising, bills are due, and oh my god do you really have to pay parking meters until 10pm now? Here are the city's best places where a relatively small outlay* can carry you through the day.

04/25/2018 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Restaurant Review

Review: The Evolution of Joli

Weirdly, it’s the shakeups that put this lovely Ballard dining room on its most solid ground.

04/25/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Morning Roundup

Former Ed Murray Spokesman Reportedly Accused of Sexual Harassment in 2016

Your local politics morning digest.

04/24/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Best of the City

7 Gyms and Fitness Classes That Are Worth the Sweat

From the athlete to the fitness novice, there’s a way to stay healthy for everyone.

04/24/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Tiger Mountain High

So You Want to Try Paragliding

Take air with a sport that’s more about hang time than radical dives.

04/24/2018 By Allison Williams

Logical Conclusions

There's An Actual Matt in the Kitchen at Matt's in the Market

The beloved restaurant has a talented new chef whose name just happens to match what's on the sign.

04/23/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Olympia Dispatch

Judge Says Legislators Violated Constitution in the Way It Passed Deadly Force Initiative

"I got more than I asked for," Eyman said.

04/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Progressive Taxation

Council Members' Proposed Head Tax Hits Big Businesses Hard for Housing

Three-fourths of the revenue from a proposed 26-cent head tax would be designated for housing.

04/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

What's Next for Mayor Durkan's Education Levy?

Expect Seattle council members to have their eyes on elementary schools, child care, and student homelessness.

04/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Taqueria Time

The Bar Gods Giveth: The Saint Is Bringing Tacos Back

Tacos return to the Capitol Hill bar and lounge starting April 20.

04/18/2018 By Rosin Saez

Barstool Dispatch

Gold Bar Tries to Answer the Question: What Does SLU Want?

The new cocktail bar brings tacos and playful drinks and lots of gold to Amazonia.

04/17/2018 By Stefan Milne

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Syria Airstrikes, Education Levy, SR 99 Tolling

Your local politics morning digest.

04/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Homelessness

In South Seattle, the Number of Homeless Students Tripled Since 2010

“Students experiencing homelessness need a place that is stable, a place where they are supported and nurtured. For some, that place is school.”

04/12/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Sponsored Content

Sip Your Way Through Southern Oregon Wine Country

Who hasn’t imagined a relaxing wine vacation, where you not only imbibe your favorite red or white, but drink in the surrounding natural scenery?

04/12/2018

Excitement

Next Up for Wandering Goose's Heather Earnhardt: A Hotel and Restaurant on Willapa Bay

Plans for a smoked fish shop have evolved. Into a historic hotel on the coast with a 60-seat restaurant.

04/11/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: The Zuckerbot, "Tax Amazon" Rally, Midterm Elections

Your local politics morning digest.

04/11/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Base Fare, Gender Wage Gap, Residents Living in Vehicles

Your local politics morning digest.

04/10/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Sponsored Content

Fresh from the Sea in Astoria Warrenton

There’s fresh seafood and vino to be had year-round in Astoria and Warrenton, but the ultimate crab and wine weekend happens this year April 27 – 29.

04/10/2018