Currents

What Downtown Seattle Says about Downtown Seattle

Talking to people who live and work in an area that has become the nexus for debates about the issues facing our city, including crime and addiction.

03/30/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Power Players

The Most Influential People in Seattle Neighborhoods

Colleen Echohawk and Rich Barton are among the housing advocates and real estate titans who shape the city, from covered patios to Climate Pledge arena.

12/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Art for Thought

Angels: Lost and Found Raises Complicated Questions about Homelessness Advocacy

The Angels: Lost and Found multimedia exhibition inspires critical thought about Seattle's housing crisis.

11/15/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Quote Unquote

Can Marc Dones Solve Seattle’s Homelessness Crisis?

The CEO of the new King County Regional Homelessness Authority knows there’s no single solution for one of Seattle's biggest issues.

11/05/2021 By Allison Williams

2021 Mayoral Race

What M. Lorena González and Bruce Harrell Said in First TV Debate

The Seattle mayoral candidates tried to delineate their positions on homelessness, policing, Amazon, and zoning.

10/18/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Enclaves

Chief Seattle Club Builds a 'Home' to Combat Indigenous Homelessness

Chief Seattle Club's ?ál?al project, a new affordable housing development, is set to open soon in Pioneer Square.

09/21/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Open Doors

How Seattle Copes: Marty Hartman of Mary's Place Shelters

How do you stay home when you don't have one? Seattle's family shelter network is on it.

03/23/2020 By Allison Williams

Quarantine State of Mind

What You Can Do to Help Seattle's COVID-19 Response

Perk up, couch potato. You can still make a difference.

03/10/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Evict This

Seattle City Council Votes to Curb Winter Evictions

The new legislation aims to mitigate homelessness at a dangerous time of year.

02/11/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Sacred Spaces

Do Churches Need More Support to Help the Homeless?

Seattle congregations provide sweeping services to those in need, but for some the stress is piling up.

09/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

The Potty Problem

Why Does No One Give a Crap About Seattle's Public Restrooms?

Our city's bathroom impasse should be recognized for what it is: a public health crisis.

08/27/2019 By Sam Jones

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work May 20–23

A spoken word Olympian, a Seattleite’s response to KOMO, and elaborate time-lapse photography.

05/20/2019 By Lily Hansen

One-Sentence Stories

Sweet Sun, Global Ichiro Fandom, and Busmageddon

Your weekly dose of city news in short.

03/22/2019 By Haley Gray

Housing & Homelessness

Licton Springs Village Is Closing. How Successful Was It?

The low-barrier community, one small part of Seattle's complex homelessness response system, served the city's most vulnerable for its allotted two years.

03/07/2019 By Anne Dennon

One-Sentence Stories

Flaky Amazon, Seattle Weekly, and...President Inslee?

Your weekly dose of city news in short.

03/01/2019 By Anne Dennon

One-Sentence Stories

Schultz's Voting Record, E-Bikes, and Krakens

Your weekly dose of city news in short.

02/22/2019 By Anne Dennon

Turnover City

5 of Mike O'Brien's Most Memorable Moments

Seattle City Council member Mike O'Brien announced that he won't seek reelection, blowing open another council race.

02/15/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Housing and Homelessness

New Study Shows the Racial Impact of Washington's Housing Crisis

In King County, data suggests one in 11 black adults was evicted between 2013 and 2017—and it's even worse in Pierce County.

02/12/2019 By Haley Gray