Explainer

What Is White Nose Syndrome and What's Being Done About It?

When hikers in North Bend found a sick bat in March, they made what to wildlife experts was a shocking discovery: White nose syndrome, which has ravaged bat populations in the eastern U.S. for a decade, had jumped to this coast. Here’s why it's so scary.

05/30/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Feature

Undelivered

After Carlyle Aicher was murdered for the pearls he was carrying, authorities assured his family the killer would be found. Nearly 50 years later, those who are left are still waiting.

05/25/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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Brett Hamil Has Had It with Seattle Politics

And the host of 'Seattle Process' isn't going to take it anymore.

05/25/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Secrets of Sea-Tac

Sea-Tac by the Numbers

Where the airport’s more than 42 million passengers are flying, how much they’re spending, and how long they’re waiting.

05/24/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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Lindy West Is Not Afraid to Be Shrill

"[Being funny] is something that's gendered. People don’t think women are funny, so it’s always satisfying to upend people’s expectations."

04/22/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Defying Gravity

Dan Price's Quick Rise and Quicker Fall

Price became a media darling in April 2015 by raising the minimum wage at Ballard’s Gravity Payments to $70,000—but this May he’s scheduled to answer accusations that he used the company as his “personal piggybank.”

04/22/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Politics

Will Donald Trump and His Bullying Win Over Washington Republicans?

His political ascension may be vulgar and unlikely. But even here on the Left Coast it shouldn’t come as a surprise.

04/22/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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Danni Askini Is About to Mix It Up in Olympia

The head of Seattle’s Gender Justice League is having a Harvey Milk moment.

03/28/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Gone With The Wings

The Gypsy Moth Is Taking Over Capitol Hill

The WA Department of Agriculture is waging all-out war on the hungry little caterpillar this month. The gypsy moth—whose voracious larvae have defoliated whole forests in the Northeast—is gaining a foothold in Capitol Hill. Here’s what they’re up against.

03/28/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Now You Know

Great Moments in Seattle Mom History

Mother's Day is just around the corner.

03/28/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Police

Who’s Watching Seattle's Watchmen?

Homeowners are increasingly hiring Seattle Police officers to beef up security on their streets. But that protection comes at a price.

03/28/2016 By Matthew Halverson

10 Years That Changed A City

2015: Real Estate Loses Its Mind

This was the year that the housing affordability gap yawned wide like an angry fault line between socioeconomic strata.

03/10/2016 By Matthew Halverson

10 Years That Changed A City

2014: The Seahawks Win the Super Bowl

For Seattle, the game offered a chance at redemption—not just for the franchise that had lost its only other Super Bowl, but also for the sports community.

03/04/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Explainer

Why Some Seattle Restaurants Are Doing Away with Tipping

To tip or not to tip—is it really a question? The custom is so ingrained in restaurant goers that many of us will typically add at least 20 percent to the bill even if our server forgot that second drink. But its days are numbered.

03/02/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Science

No, We Shouldn’t Kill Daylight Saving Time

Even though it's objectively awful.

02/29/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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S. Leigh Savidge Has a Death Wish

One of the writers behind ‘Straight Outta Compton’ dishes on Hollywood and hip-hop.

02/26/2016 By Matthew Halverson

The Sporting Life

The Man Behind the Mask

Why it’s good that we never really knew Marshawn Lynch.

02/08/2016 By Matthew Halverson

The Sporting Life

10 Reasons to Watch the Super Bowl Even Though the Hawks Aren't Playing

Stop crying into your 12th Man flag and turn on the TV.

02/04/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Feature

A Son Rises in the West

Twenty years ago a Seattle boy moved to Nepal after being recognized as the reincarnation of a revered Tibetan lama. The public’s reaction to his mother’s decision to let him go says as much about our understanding of parenting as it does about Buddhism.

02/02/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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Canopy Cat Rescue Is Here to Save the Day

Assuming you’re a cat and you’re stuck in a tree, Shaun Sears and Tom Otto are your best friends.

01/25/2016 By Matthew Halverson