News Wire

Downtown Shootings Shake Seattle

A string of violent events downtown leaves the city asking questions about gun violence once again.

01/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Breaking News

Passengers Killed After Amtrak Train Derails onto I-5

The Amtrak train was on its way to Portland when it derailed off a bridge over I-5 near Olympia.

12/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

2017 Elections

Nikkita Oliver Officially Enters the Race Against Ed Murray

You first heard her in Macklemore’s "White Privilege II."

04/03/2017 By Amber Wright

City Hall

Seattle to Sue Trump for Threat Against Sanctuary Cities

Other mayors may soon follow suit.

03/29/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Seconds

Sprout Salads and Beach House open second locations, while Urban Family Brewing reopens as Magnolia's first tap room.

10/24/2014 By Kristen Farnam


Park(ing) Day Preview: The SwaPark

PubliCola to host micropark this month.

09/09/2014 By Kristen Farnam

Hidden Gems

Basements and Balconies for a Hot Seattle Summer

Escape the heat in the coolish underground, or revel in the breeze from an upstairs deck.

07/26/2013 By Rachel Breiwick

Hidden Gems

Eight Places to Eat Your Lunch Outside

Brown-bag it to these urban retreats around downtown and add a vitamin D boost to your day.

05/23/2013 By Rachel Breiwick

Recommended Reading

Nosh Pit Reading List

The educated eater (ahem, flexitarian) and the dirtiest fruits in your basket

04/25/2013 By Seattle Met Staff

Recommended Reading

Nosh Pit Reading List

Genetically modified food, a national critic bags on Seattle, and Hot Pockets.

11/08/2012 By Seattle Met Staff


Portland or Seattle, Which City is Better?

Seattle and Portland duke it out.

04/18/2011 By Erica C. Barnett



Winter in Seattle is a calm, but relentlessly cruel mistress. And she's got a fetish for drab buildings---concrete, best of all. Why do we enable her so?

01/16/2011 By Dan Bertolet


Children's Hospital to Invest $2M to Improve Bike and Ped Infrastructure

As part of their $1 billion expansion and 20-year comprehensive transportation plan, Seattle Children's hospital is spending $2 million to improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in Northeast Seattle.

10/28/2010 By Josh Cohen


Q&A With a Bike-Riding Bus Driver: Can Bikes and Buses Coexist?

Transportation advocates often lump bikes and buses into the same alternatives-to-SOVs category, but in the real world, bikes and buses can actually pose a conflict to each other. This Q&A with a bike-commuting Metro bus driver examines at those confl

10/26/2010 By Josh Cohen


Ask BikeNerd: The Truth About Truing

This week's Ask BikeNerd deals with the extremely important, but somewhat daunting task of truing bike wheels. Not sure what that even means, let alone how to do it? Read on.

10/22/2010 By Josh Cohen


Queen Anne's Got A Connection Problem

Queen Anne's inter-neighborhood connectivity is getting a boost this week thanks to a new bike lane and sharrows on Taylor Ave. However, if you want leave the neighborhood by bike and head toward downtown, your options are limited.

10/21/2010 By Josh Cohen


Ask BikeNerd: The Lake on the Burke-Gilman Trail

This week's Ask BikeNerd deals with a newly formed safety hazard on the Burke Gilman trail. In attempting to fix a problematic spot near Gas Works, SDOT inadvertently created an extra problem.

10/15/2010 By Josh Cohen


Bicycling Offers Things Cars and Buses Simply Cannot

Righteous bike advocates love to talk about saving the environment and curbing obesity when they hype biking as a viable transportation alternate. Yawn. While those are important things, they don't capture why biking is really better than sitting in your

10/14/2010 By Josh Cohen

Arts & Culture

Seattle Bicycle Film Festival Starts Tonight

The 10th Annual Bicycle Film Festival kicks off its three-day Seattle stint tonight at Western Bridge (3412 4th Ave S). Get ready for more bike culture, plaid buttonups, and Rainier tallboys than you can shake a stick at.

10/08/2010 By Josh Cohen


McGinn's $13 Million Walk Bike Ride Plan Is More Equitable Than You Think

When Mayor Mike McGinn announced $13 million in alternative transportation funding in his otherwise bleak budget, he was decried as once again pandering to bicyclists at everyone's expense. A closer look at the budget breakdown reveals an equitable block

10/08/2010 By Josh Cohen