Snap Judgment

Should Seattle Adopt Rent Control?

A measure to repeal Washington’s ban on rent control—in place since 1981—got further in the state legislature this year than ever before. The bill didn’t pass, but Seattleites were left wondering anew if regulating rent prices would work here.

03/27/2018 By Manola Secaira

Shadow Play

How One Theatre Troupe Keeps Shadow Puppetry Alive in Seattle

Sgt. Rigsby and His Amazing Silhouettes pays tribute to shadow puppetry's ancient traditions with topical (sometimes raunchy) performances that often dissect themes of trauma and loss.

02/15/2018 By Manola Secaira

Culture Fix

Things to Do After Work: February 12–16

Create "relationship capsules" with artist Timothy Rysdyke, sing along to pop heartthrobs at Central Cinema, and support local bands covering local legends.

02/12/2018 By Manola Secaira and Kaelan Hicks

culture fix

Things to Do After Work: February 5–9

A camping trip with captains of industry, baby boomer–inspired art at the Factory, and a convention for green thumbs.

02/06/2018 By Manola Secaira

Olympia Dispatch

A Bill to Abolish the Death Penalty Garners Support in Washington

Can Washington become the next state to permanently ditch the death penalty?

02/02/2018 By Manola Secaira

Fossil Fuels

Inslee Sides with State Regulators, Opposes a Massive Oil Terminal in Southwest Washington

A plan for a massive oil terminal along the Columbia River project is looking less likely after Inslee's decision on Monday.

01/29/2018 By Manola Secaira

Culture Fix

Things to Do After Work: January 29–February 2

Take a tour of the Amazon Spheres, drink beer to help preserve Washington's public lands, and channel your inner Beatle with a live sing-along rendition of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.'

01/29/2018 By Manola Secaira

Culture Fix

Things to Do After Work: January 22–26

Blow off steam with five female-fronted bands at Lo-Fi, experience live reenactments of guilty pleasure books, and learn all there is to know about sourdough.

01/22/2018 By Manola Secaira

Culture Fix

Things To Do After Work: January 15–19

Novelist Jesmyn Ward drops by Benaroya Hall, the Northwest African American Museum honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and Seattle International Film Festival celebrates the unsung heroes of radical cinema.

01/15/2018 By Manola Secaira

White Out

So You Want to Snowshoe

But you'd rather follow an expert. Take a winter walk with 12 ranger- and guide-led snowshoe trips.

01/05/2018 By Manola Secaira

Top Dentists 2018

Northwest Dental Innovations Over the Years

A timeline of events to smile about.

01/05/2018 By Jaime Archer, Isabel Boutiette, Araz Hachadourian, Manola Secaira, and Diane Stephani

Top Dentists 2018

5 Strange but True Tales from Seattle Dentistry

From the annals of time, the forgotten history of Seattle dental care.

12/19/2017 By Araz Hachadourian, Manola Secaira, Isabel Boutiette, Jaime Archer, and Diane Stephani

No pong intended

A Ping-Pong Bar Bounces into Downtown

Gaming lounge SPiN makes its debut Saturday with all the little white balls you can swing a tiny racket at.

12/12/2017 By Manola Secaira

Rural America

Is the End of Coal in the Northwest Near?

For environmentalists, the settlement signals a turning point for Washington’s dependence on coal.

12/11/2017 By Manola Secaira

Superhero Tears

Zanadu Comics Is Closing Its Doors

Sales simply weren't keeping up with rising downtown rent for this 42-year-old comic shop.

11/15/2017 By Manola Secaira

City Council Position 8 Race

Mosqueda Will Be Seattle's Next City Council Member

Mosqueda promised to be "somebody who’s very thoughtful about policy details and will be there after the ink is dry."

11/07/2017 By Manola Secaira, Jaime Archer, and Hayat Norimine

making waves

Issaquah is Getting an Indoor Surf Park

CitySurf, an indoor wave venue, brings hanging ten to the Cascade foothills.

10/26/2017 By Manola Secaira

Police Accountability

DOJ Joins Seattle, Says City Is Compliant with Consent Decree

A favorable ruling from U.S. District Judge James Robart would allow the Seattle Police Department to move on to the next phase of reform.

10/13/2017 By Manola Secaira

This Washington

Bob Ferguson to Challenge Trump's Third Travel Ban Attempt

Ferguson successfully challenged the first travel ban and has filed more than a dozen lawsuits against the Trump administration.

10/12/2017 By Manola Secaira

Ghouls' Night

8 Ways to Observe Friday the 13th

It's been over a decade since Friday the 13th fell in October. Get weird during the pre-Halloween holiday with a costume dance party, a spooky outdoor double feature, and cheap tattoos.

10/10/2017 By Manola Secaira