The Truth is Out There

D.B. Cooper Con Convenes to Solve the 50-Year-Old Mystery

Marla Cooper, author of The Mystery of D.B. Cooper, will be at this two-day symposium in Vancouver on one of Washington's most famous unsolved crimes.

11/12/2021 By Allison Williams

mystery

Is D.B. Cooper Still on the Run?

An FBI agent, a self-trained scientist, and an outsider theorist have all dedicated years to solving the Northwest's iconic hijacking crime.

09/27/2021 By Allison Williams Illustrations by Joseph Laney

Review

HBO’s The Mystery of D.B. Cooper Succumbs to America's Hijacker Obsession

In 1971, Cooper jumped from a plane, likely over Washington, with $200,000 and has never been found—but people keep trying.

11/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

Enclaves

Displaced from the Central District

How the lives of two drug kingpins trace a neighborhood’s gentrification and struggle for justice.

11/24/2020 By Levi Pulkkinen

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do January 25–27

Your true crime fix at the Neptune, a sophisticated, emo outfit, and a century-old play.

01/24/2019 By Gwen Hughes

Feature

The Russian Spies Who Fooled Seattle

Before hackers tried to sway the 2016 election or word spread that our new president might be compromised, a peculiar couple resided on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Have we really taken stock of the spies who lived among us?

10/30/2017 By James Ross Gardner

Essay

I Took a Course on How to Survive a Mass Shooting

Office life will never look the same.

04/17/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Explainer

Here's How an Acoustic Gunshot Locator Works

And how it might help curb gun violence in Seattle.

07/18/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Dead in the Water

Who Is Shooting Seattle's Sea Lions?

For years the bullet-riddled bodies of seals and sea lions have washed up on Washington shores. But who would kill them—and why?

06/21/2016 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

Questions Answered

Eli Sanders Goes Inside the Mind of a Killer

His new book, ‘While the City Slept,’ sheds light on the harrowing story of a 2009 murder.

01/25/2016 By Jessica Voelker

Morning Fizz

Public Speaks Out on Mayor's Grand Bargain

Council holds hearing on affordable housing deal; plus violence up on Capitol Hill, a beer sellout, and a national endorsement.

10/01/2015 By Josh Feit

Feature

17 Shots in Pasco

The police shooting of a Mexican field worker prompted a reckoning in a Washington farming town.

05/26/2015 By Brooke Jarvis

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Gnocchi and Good Causes

This week, the Pacific Northwest restaurant community rallies around one of its own—while enjoying her fiance's award-winning food.

03/06/2015 By Caroline Ferguson

Crime

This Is What Happens to Your Bike After It’s Stolen

Last year 1,121 bicycles in Seattle were reported stolen. That’s roughly three purloined bikes a day. But the moment a ride is pinched is only the beginning.

10/01/2014 By Casey Jaywork

Feature

The 10 Crimes That Shook Seattle

From D. B. Cooper to Ted Bundy to the Wah Mee Massacre, the crimes (and criminals) that impacted the city the most.

10/01/2014 By Bess Lovejoy

Essay

What It Feels Like to Be Wrongly Accused

I spent four years in an Italian prison for a crime I didn’t commit. And I am not alone.

10/01/2014 By Amanda Knox

Back Fence

Seattle's Small Time Criminals

What petty crime has taught me about community.

10/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson