Who We Are

We're More Racist Than We Think

When progressive values blind us to the truth, it's time to wake up.

02/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson

By The Numbers

Who We Are: The Poll

Seattle Met’s first-ever poll of Seattleites reveals the good (we’re really happy at work) and the not so good (we spend a lot on housing).

02/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson

The Unsocial Network

How Is the Seattle Freeze Still a Thing?

We’re quickly becoming a town of transplants. So why do they feel so unwelcome?

02/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Who We Are

Midwestworld: Why Seattle Feels Like Home for Natives of the Heartland

More than 21 percent of Seattle residents emigrated from the Midwest.

02/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Who We Are

What It Really Means to Be a Seattleite in 2017

Can you feel it? Something is shifting in Seattle. But we’re not talking tectonic transformation. We’re talking about a subtle realignment of how we see ourselves.

02/22/2017 By Matthew Halverson With Josh Feit and Allison Williams

Neighborhoods

How Long Will It Take to Make Greenwood Whole Again?

One year after a natural gas explosion ripped through the neighborhood’s heart, its businesses struggle to recover.

02/20/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Quote Unquote

Jordan Morris Isn’t a Rookie Anymore

And he's learned to live with the pressure of being American soccer's Next Big Thing.

02/20/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Snap Judgment

Would Breaching Dams on the Snake River Save Local Orcas?

Scientists at Friday Harbor’s Center for Whale Research say local orcas are starving and that the solution is to boost salmon runs by breaching four dams along the Lower Snake River. Junk science or a damn fine idea?

01/27/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Q&A

Neptune Coffee Won't Be Returning to Greenwood Ave

The owner of the neighborhood's go-to coffee shop speaks publicly for the first time since last year's natural gas explosion.

01/27/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Quote Unquote

Sandy Restrepo Fights for the Undocumented

And the Burien-based attorney is ready to lead an immigration revolution.

01/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Film

Washington Film Has One Last Chance to Save Itself

With a major tax credit about to expire, the industry has its back against the wall.

01/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Religion

Building Seattle's First Mosque Required Faith, Luck, and Boeing

The many miracles of the Idris Mosque.

01/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Hope and Resistance

The Syllabus We Need in Trump's America

Education comes in a lot of forms: historical context, contemporary truths, knowledge of self. And chances are, we’ll need a little of all three to survive our new postfact reality. Here’s where to start.

01/19/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Civil Discourse

There Are Trump Voters in Washington. Go Talk to Them.

“Listen to understand—not to respond.”

01/19/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Quote Unquote

Our Fellow Americans, In Their Own Words

Each of these brave Seattleites make us even more proud to call this city home.

01/19/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Politics

Here’s How to Cope with a Trump Presidency

First step: Stop wallowing in despair.

12/20/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Quote Unquote

In Trump’s America, Varisha Khan Remains Unbowed

The UW student is a pillar of Seattle’s Muslim community.

12/20/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Explainer

What to Have on Hand When That Big Earthquake Finally Hits

A Seattle dietitian explains how to pack for the apocalypse.

12/20/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Snap Judgment

Can E-Assist Bikes Save Bike Share?

Pronto is dead, but the city hasn’t given up on the concept.

12/20/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Conspiracies

There's More to the Howard Schultz News Than You Think

The clues are right in the photo.

12/02/2016 By Matthew Halverson