Fruit Forward

The Complete Guide to Pacific Northwest Berries

How we eat and harvest our local fruits, from strawberries to huckleberries and everything sweet in between. Plus: The best fields to pick berries.

05/19/2022 By Allison Williams Photography by Carlton Canary

2022 Legislative Session

A Missing Indigenous People Alert Is Coming to a Highway, or Phone, Near You

A Washington law is the first of its kind in the country to address the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

04/04/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coming Together

A Discovery Park Peace Offering

The creation of a public park on a former military site in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood ended decades of discord.

03/07/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy and Angela Cabotaje

Feature

The Race to Free Washington's Last Orca in Captivity

The orca known at the Miami Seaquarium as Lolita was captured in Penn Cove as a calf in the 1970s. Now, the race to free her is more urgent than ever.

02/08/2022 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

Native Names

This Land Is Their Land: The Rise of Land Acknowledgments in the PNW

A growing wave of Indigenous acknowledgments tie outdoor recreation to the tribes that first lived here—but just saying so isn’t enough.

06/29/2021 By Allison Williams

Pandemic PSA

Fill Out Your Damn Census Forms, Seattle

Don't let the virus weaken our representation too.

04/01/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

ACE-HIGH SOCIALITE

6 Famous Figures on Buffalo Bill's Contact List

An army scout turned consummate showman, Cody knew practically everyone worth knowing in the West.

02/26/2020 By Allison Williams

archival revival

Seattle's National Archives and the Fight to Keep History Here

The announcement has many organizations and tribes looking for ways to stop the closure.

02/13/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

The Early Years

3 Seattle Pioneers You Need to Know

How Lizzie Ordway, Emily Inez Denny, and Princess Angeline made their marks before the turn of the century.

11/26/2019 By Sam Jones, Allison Williams, and Rosin Saez

Lake Town

Oregon Mountain Hideaway Joseph Is Worth an Underwater Look

And glass-bottomed kayaks oblige.

09/24/2019 By Allison Williams

Lit Life

Meet Hugo House's New Poet-in-Residence

Laura Da' talks writing in Seattle.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

A Time Before Rainier

Should Mount Rainier Revert to Its Original Moniker?

Local Indian tribes lived around a mountain they called Tahoma for centuries, and their legacy struggles to hold on.

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams

Feature

Women Erased: How Washington Has Failed Missing Native Women

More Native American women have been counted as missing or murdered here than almost anywhere in the country. But authorities are at a loss on how to track, let alone stop, the trend.

12/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine Photography by Lindsey Wasson

Criminal Justice

Report: No One Knows How Many Native Women Are Missing or Murdered

"I'm not going to wait for the state," Echo-Hawk said. "Our women deserve justice now."

11/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Seattle Lexicon

How to Pronounce Puyallup

How to really say local place names, including one that rhymes with “cocaine.”

09/21/2018 By Allison Williams

Feature

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. In 2017, one teenager has four days to defend a way of life and keep a family legacy alive.

07/17/2017 By Allison Williams

Elements of Style

Louie Gong Is an Original

A Pike Place designer reclaims appropriated native art—and inspires his community to do the same.

02/20/2017 By Rosin Saez

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: A Chance to Preview 'Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies'

Today's picks for civic nerds

03/17/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh