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

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

Housing and Homelessness

Sawant Wants to Change Hiring Process for Human Services Director

The council member blocked mayor Jenny Durkan's appointment choice in committee, demanding instead a different way to hire for the role.

02/05/2019 By Hayat Norimine

This Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: A Regional Homelessness Response, Lynnwood Light Rail, and T-Mobile Park

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

12/21/2018 By Anne Dennon

Growing Pains

Here Are the 10 Affordable Housing Developers That Just Got Funding from Durkan

The mayor announced a plan to spend $75 million and create 1,200 new affordable housing units Monday.

12/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Snap Judgment

Should Seattle Stop Pursuing New Taxes?

Mayor Jenny Durkan says she doesn’t want them. But the city also predicts its revenues will slow down in the next few years.

11/20/2018 By Christina Ausley

House of Cars

More Homeless Seattleites Live in Their Vehicles Than Ever Before

But city officials are back to square one.

11/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Initiative 1639, Smoky Skies, and Sexual Violence Against Indigenous Women

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

08/28/2018 By Grace Madigan

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: A New Police Chief, Sexual Assault Allegations, and Seattle Homelessness

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

07/24/2018 By Grace Madigan

Quote Unquote

Reverend Rick Reynolds Hits the Streets

The executive director of Operation Nightwatch tirelessly tackles Seattle homelessness, one box of pizza at a time.

07/17/2018 By Jessica Voelker