Rent Report

Rents Increase in Seattle for the Fifth Month in a Row

How much it costs to rent an apartment in Renton, Bothell, Bellevue, Redmond, Woodinville, and other Seattle-area cities.

9:08am By Seattle Met Staff

News Wire

Washington Reacts to the Overturn of Roe v. Wade

Pramila Jayapal, Patty Murray, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and other elected officials, advocacy groups, and local leaders weigh in on the SCOTUS decision.

06/24/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Summer Book Report

Pacific Northwest Beach Reads

If a Seattle summer ever materializes, these are the local authors you should bring to the beach, from Angela Garbes to Putsata Reang.

06/22/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Awards & Accolades

This Year's James Beard Award Winners Are...

Seattle's finalists this year were Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi of Joule, Renee Erickson's the Walrus and the Carpenter, and Mutsuko Soma of Kamonegi.

06/13/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Obsession

Seattle's Ever-Renewing Relationship with the Public Library

Seattle Public Library chief librarian Tom Fay discusses how the pandemic changed, and strengthened, the institution's role in the community.

06/03/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Just Great

Monkeypox Has Arrived in King County

The presumptive monkeypox case is the first in Washington state. Here's what you need to know about how it's transmitted and more.

05/24/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Best Places to Live

The Most Coveted Seattle Neighborhoods and Suburbs

In Seattle's fierce real estate market, competition is always pending. These top neighborhoods were the most competitive according to Redfin.

05/24/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Minivan Life

I Hate that I Love Seabrook

Seabrook, Washington, was built from scratch in 2005 to be the ultimate family vacation community. Is its perfection eerie or endearing?

05/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Outdoorsy

The Subtle Shifts of the REI Co-op

As the annual sale kicks off at the Seattle-based outdoor recreation chain, REI has undergone small but notable changes.

05/20/2022 By Allison Williams

Not Carding

A Fare-Free Weekend Ushers in a New ORCA Card System

Riding light rail, buses, and even ferries in the Puget Sound region just got even more enticing.

05/13/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Sky Light

How to Watch This Weekend’s Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

Mercury is in retrograde and a blood moon is rising this Sunday—if only the clouds will get out of the way. Skies East of the Cascades will be clearest.

05/13/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

On the Trail

Three Plotlines to Follow in Washington State’s Midterm Elections

Local U.S. Senate and House races, as well as the state legislature, are already off and running. Will senator Patty Murray face a real challenge?

05/12/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Now What

The Blue State Flail

It feels weird to know things won’t change much in Seattle when Roe v. Wade falls. So other than attend protests and donate to the cause, what do we do?

05/05/2022 By Allison Williams

Coronavirus Chronicles

The Most Surreal Safety Measures We Took to Prevent Covid

Jerry-rigged hug suits. Shower curtain sex barriers. Halloween candy chutes. Those early-pandemic public health and safety measures sure were something.

05/04/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Gathering Again

The Gift of Seattle’s Eid Celebrations

This week brings joyous festivities and reminders of hard-fought new beginnings for refugees across the Puget Sound region.

05/02/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

SLACKING OFF

We Desperately Wish These Seattle Institutions Had Merch

From our iconic ferries to the city's best cheese counter, we wish these spots in Seattle sold t-shirts, mugs, and other markers of our loyalty.

05/02/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Home Economics

Can Millennials Afford to Buy a Home in Seattle?

The latest Seattle-area real estate news includes a report on millennial homeownership, easing of home-buying competition, and the local launch of Orchard.

04/29/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

Seattle Transit Agencies Reacted Very Differently to the Mask Mandate Repeal

Alaska Airlines, as well as local transit agencies like King County Metro and Sound Transit, have noted mask policy updates with caution and celebration.

04/25/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

The View from "Out Here"

Joe Biden’s Seattle Visit Was So Predictable

A visit to big-tech donors and a couple of speeches praising Patty Murray and Jay Inslee doth not a memorable presidential visit make.

04/22/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Conscience Clearing

How to Get Rid of Stuff in Seattle

How to recycle and donate TVs, fridges, extra canned food, and everything in between, whether you're moving or just tidying up.

04/21/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy