Power Lines

Pramila Jayapal Sees the Big Picture

The candidate for state senate charts a unifying course that goes far beyond narrow single issues.

06/02/2014 By Josh Feit

Garden City

The Botany of Urban Desire

Sarah Bergmann's Pollinator Pathway combines art, ecology, and urban planning. Just don't call it a bee thing.

05/01/2014 By James Ross Gardner

Quote Unquote

Rex Hohlbein Has Designs on Ending Homelessness

The architect is closing his Fremont firm to educate “homed” people on the plight of Seattle’s homeless and bring much-needed empathy to the equation.

03/01/2014 By Matthew Halverson

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The Truth About Cons and Dogs

Washington state was the first to give pets to prisoners. Now an inmate at Cedar Creek Corrections Center is training canines to serve veterans—and turning around his own life.

02/01/2014 By Allison Williams

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Books Over Troubled Waters

Since 1966, Renton’s main library has stood over the Cedar River. But when the city threatened to close it, Renton’s residents mounted a civic uprising that involved Tim Eyman, threats of a lawsuit, and the start of two political careers.

11/01/2013 By Matthew Halverson

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Demetrious Johnson Isn’t as Little as He Looks

The UFC’s flyweight champion of the world may only be five-foot-three, but he’s a giant in the octagon.

07/01/2013 By Matthew Halverson

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Legends of the Fallen

A magnificent Douglas fir stood for more than 300 years at the edge of the Olympic National Forest. When Reid Johnston looked at it, all he could see was money.

04/17/2013 By Matthew Halverson

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Michele James Is Securing the Homeland

The Tacoma native keeps the bad guys out so you can sleep easy.

02/20/2013 By Matthew Halverson

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Bad Blood

Membership disputes have raged within the Snoqualmie tribe for years, but Marvin Kempf is determined to set the record straight.

12/17/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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Former Gang Member Rehabilitates At-Risk Youth

Former gang member Mark Rivers turns lives around.

07/18/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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Washington National Guard Soldier Fights Deportation in Seattle Court

Pakistan native Zahid Chaudhry served in the military, married a U.S. citizen, and became the target of Homeland Security’s post-9/11 zeal. And now he may be deported—for checking the wrong box when applying for his green card.

04/25/2012 By Matthew Halverson

Embrace the Rain

Best Things to See and Do in Winter in Seattle

The Northwest is in for another cold, snowy La Niña winter. And we’ll be ready with hot toddies and hearth-warming fireplaces, a popup ice rink, and even a few balmy escapes right here in town.

11/23/2011 By Allison Williams

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The Most Treacherous Terrain

When some buddies from UW slipped into the Cascades for backcountry snowboarding, they entered some of the most treacherous terrain in the Northwest. Not even a seasoned avalanche expert could predict what they found.

11/21/2011 By David Laskin

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The Home Builder

A Nickelsville resident finds hope in community.

04/22/2011 By Matthew Halverson