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The Kings of Suicide Hill: Inside the Famous—and Deadly—Omak Stampede

It’s called The World Famous Suicide Race, a harrowing horseback contest between Native American riders in Washington’s most infamous rodeo. This year, one teenager has four days to defend a way of life and keep a family legacy alive.

07/17/2017 By Allison Williams

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Michael Foster Is Defiant

The Seattle climate activist who turned off the North Dakota Keystone Pipeline gave up his livelihood, his family, and quite possibly—after the upcoming trial—his next two decades of freedom. What drives someone to risk it all?

06/05/2017 By Kathryn Robinson Photography by Mike Kane

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The Secret Life of Urban Crows

…and why Seattle may be the Corvid Capital of the World.

05/17/2017 By James Ross Gardner

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We The People: Meet Six Immigrants from the Six Countries on Trump's Travel Ban List

Some have been here for decades, others for just a few weeks. All felt the impact of the executive order acutely.

04/17/2017 By James Ross Gardner, Rianna Hidalgo, Hayat Norimine, and Allison Williams Photography by Brandon Hill

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While in Custody: The Fight to Stop Jail Deaths in Washington State

When an inmate dies in Washington state, the question of who is to blame often goes unaddressed. Meet the families, and their lawyers, who want answers.

03/20/2017 By Ciara O'Rourke Photography by Mike Kane

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After the Fall: The Tunnel Creek Avalanche, Five Years Later

The Tunnel Creek avalanche took the lives of three world-class skiers and was immortalized in a Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times story. Five years later, the survivors, friends, and family members reflect on what was lost that day.

02/13/2017 By Eva Holland

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Quiet: A Soldier’s Fight for the Most Silent Place in America

The military’s plan to send newer, more disruptive jet planes over the Hoh and Quinault rain forest region has unraveled not only townspeople throughout the Olympic Peninsula, but the veterans who thought they’d found a refuge.

11/16/2016 By Madeline Ostrander

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The Other Sister

As many as 700,000 adults in the U.S. with a disability like autism live with parents or another family member who is 60 or older. What happens when those caregivers are gone? One sibling confronts her past and likely future.

10/19/2016 By Ciara O'Rourke

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Shiro Across the Sea

Fifty years ago, a young Japanese chef landed in Seattle and taught us the ways of Edomae sushi. Now with his third restaurant, Shiro Kashiba is doing it again.

09/19/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

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With Virtual and Augmented Reality, Seattle Is Inventing the Future. Again.

The pioneers of VR may just represent the emergence of the most powerful creative community this city has ever seen.

08/24/2016 By Ryan Boudinot

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The Dark Roast: Mike McConnell and the Rise of Caffe Vita

Michael McConnell dropped out of school in the 10th grade. That didn’t stop him from creating Caffe Vita into one of the largest independent coffee companies in the country. A few things happened along the way.

08/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

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Undelivered

After Carlyle Aicher was murdered for the pearls he was carrying, authorities assured his family the killer would be found. Nearly 50 years later, those who are left are still waiting.

05/25/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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Katie Rose on Top of the World

Twenty years after the loss of her father in the fatal 1996 Everest expedition, Katie Rose Fischer-Price traveled back to the land that claimed him—and found herself in the midst of an even greater catastrophe.

04/25/2016 By Kade Krichko

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Introducing 'True Seattle Stories'

Seattle Met’s first eBook presents 10 of the best long-form stories in the magazine’s history

04/18/2016 By Seattle Met Staff

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The Secret Lives of Bigfoot Hunters

A scientist turned reality TV star and a true believer turned analyst are both on a quest for one of the Northwest’s most elusive mysteries.

03/28/2016 By Allison Williams

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A Son Rises in the West

Twenty years ago a Seattle boy moved to Nepal after being recognized as the reincarnation of a revered Tibetan lama. The public’s reaction to his mother’s decision to let him go says as much about our understanding of parenting as it does about Buddhism.

02/02/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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Thicker Than Water

When a charter boat sunk in the Caribbean and spilled Dan and Kate Suski into the sea, the brother and sister’s bond would become the difference between life and death.

10/28/2015 By Matthew Halverson

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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

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The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody Spafford

Cody Spafford found both solace and redemption in the kitchen of Seattle’s most celebrated restaurant. What turned a promising chef into a bank robber?

03/10/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

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Collapse: The Oso Mudslide and the Community That Survived It

The Oso mudslide in March 2014 was one of the deadliest landslides in U.S. history. This is the story of those who witnessed it firsthand.

11/03/2014 By Brooke Jarvis