2020 Capsules

How ACT Theatre’s Scrooge Actor Moved from Stage to Sound Booth

For actor Jeff Steitzer, this year has mixed the new with the familiar.

12/24/2020 By Carli Ricker

Coronavirus Chronicles

The Vaccine Rollout Is Already an Emotional Roller Coaster

Recapping a wild first week.

12/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

2020 Capsules

Budtenders Were Essential Workers This Year, Too

James Fields describes what it was like to manage Shoreline’s Dockside Cannabis in 2020.

12/22/2020 By Stefan Milne

2020 Capsules

Bus Drivers Had to Follow Some Wrenching Directions in 2020

Operators like Nathan Vass have navigated the intersection of safety and kindness.

12/21/2020 By Nicole Martinson

Tis the Season

When Company Zoom Parties Become a Restaurant Survival Tool

Corporate holiday parties have gone virtual this year, but the boost they give restaurants is very real.

12/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Coronavirus Chronicles

What We Know About Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution in Washington

Even though the first shipment is on the ground in our state, questions remain.

12/14/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Open Wide

New Seattle Kiosks Offer Covid-19 Tests That Don't Tickle Your Brain

A pair of booths now offer an oral alternative to the standard nasal swab.

12/11/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Your New Year's Eve and Holiday Gathering Plans Are Restricted

But you don't have to learn any new rules.

12/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Obsession

How Quarantine Rejuvenated Our Skincare Obsession

Stay-home orders may have messed with our heads—but we found a way to save our faces.

12/08/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Real Estate

10 Seattle Neighborhoods and Suburbs for Home Buyers Seeking Space

You need more room to quarantine. Here's where to start your home shopping search.

12/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Unwelcome Wagon

How Tourist Towns Faced the Pandemic

Rural areas across the Northwest have a dilemma: How do you weigh local industry against the risks of vacationers?

12/07/2020 By Allison Williams

Coronavirus Chronicles

Washington Has Adopted the CDC’s Riskier Quarantine Guidelines

A two-week quarantine has been canon since February, but the state now offers alternatives.

12/04/2020 By Christy Carley

Group Chat

Should Washington Embrace a Four-Day Workweek?

A bill to trim our 40-hour norm didn’t gain traction in Olympia this year. But a political backer and two early adopters say the pandemic may change some minds.

12/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Tech Tracing

What You Need to Know About Washington’s New Covid-19 Exposure App

To start: You won’t find it under “Apps” on iPhone.

12/01/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Office Report

What’s the State of Commercial Real Estate in Seattle?

Where you’re reading this from might offer a clue short-term. But it might obscure the long view.

11/25/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

earned turns

Backcountry Skiing Is Blowing Up This Winter

Skiers are heading out-of-bounds in droves this season—but all those newbies could snowball into disaster.

11/25/2020 By Allison Williams

Beam, Science

Seattle Innovators Harness a Coronavirus Kryptonite: UVC Light

A UW program and Bothell-based startup use ultraviolet radiation to disinfect items.

11/25/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Browser Wars

The Pandemic Has Raised the Stakes of the Virtual Home Shopping Game

A pro offers some tips on how to approach remote real estate from all angles.

11/20/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Pandemic Goals

An Ultramarathoner Is Running Every Street in Her Seattle Neighborhood

She doesn’t skip the alleys, either.

11/19/2020 By Erin Wong

In Your Feed

Seattle Restaurant Support Reminds Us, Facebook Has an Upside

How founder Jill Gallagher built Seattle's real talk resource for pandemic dining.

11/19/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts