(57 posts)

Four things you can do to support racial justice in Seattle

(📷: @future_experience) Protests are continuing in our city and around the country this week. But for those who don’t feel safe showing up to march (or who want to do more), the question of “What can I do?” is as pertinent as it’s ever been. A few Seattle-specific ideas: Donate to a local bail fund. […]

Community / June 5, 2020

Where to find a mask in Seattle

(📷: @onestoryseattle) By now, you’ve likely heard about King County’s new face covering rules, and you might be feeling slightly anxious if you don’t already have a cloth mask lined up and ready to go. Some helpful info: Common accessories like scarves and bandanas qualify as proper coverings, and the CDC website has tutorials for sewing your own mask or cutting […]

Community / May 16, 2020

Meet the Seattle woman trying to save the LGBTQ+ wedding industry

A scene from a wedding Cindy planned in pre-COVID times. (📷: Justin Barbin) Trying to get married during a pandemic is a challenge for just about everyone, and wedding vendors are no exception. Many of them get the bulk of their annual income from final payments that come through just a month or two before […]

Locals to Know / May 14, 2020

How to maintain social distancing while hiking in the coronavirus era

(📸: Ratha Grimes) The outdoors are all about freedom, and we highly doubt there will be an army of Trail Police out enforcing social distancing as state parks begin to reopen on May 5. On the other hand, we know overcrowding was part of what led to these COVID-related closures in the first place. So […]

Outdoors / May 1, 2020

The flower-powered community effort that’s supporting local Hmong farmers

Pa Cha, owner/farmer of New Garden, has been selling flowers at Pike Place Market for 28 years. (📷: Courtesy Tara Clark) It started with a makeshift flower stand on her Capitol Hill parking strip. On March 25, Tara Clark launched a grassroots effort to sell 50 dozen daffodils and tulips in support of the local […]

Locals to Know / April 20, 2020

11 ways to spend your stimulus check locally in Seattle

(📷: Michael Righi/Flickr) Stimulus payments are starting to arrive this week, and what Seattleites do with that money really matters. According to economists, every dollar spent locally creates a ripple effect in the economy as it circulates from consumers to businesses to workers and back again, helping bolster employment in the process. So if you’re fortunate enough to […]

Art & Culture / April 15, 2020

How community radio is amplifying the COVID-era needs of South Seattle

Tony Benton, right, speaks with Garry Owens at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in 2018. 📷: Courtesy Rainier Avenue Radio From the moment the first coronavirus death was reported in King County, local media outlets have been working around the clock to deliver pandemic updates and amplify public health guidelines. In South Seattle, […]

Locals to Know / April 14, 2020

How Eighth Generation is helping Native art thrive in Seattle

In a little over a decade, Louie Gong went from designing sneakers to overseeing one of the country’s fastest-growing Native companies. Now he’s focused on scaling up and giving back. (📷: Eighth Generation) In just a few short years, Louie Gong has completely shaken up the world of indigenous art in Seattle.  When his company, […]

Art & Culture / December 21, 2019

Why Seattle is lowering speed limits to 25 mph

(📷: SounderBruce/Flickr) It’s time to slow your roll, Seattle. Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Tuesday that the city will lower the speed limit to 25 mph on all arterials. Arterials include busy multi-lane roadways with a dividing line. Non-arterials already have a speed limit of 20 mph. Durkan made her announcement at a senior center on Rainier Avenue South, a street that’s known as an especially dangerous […]

Transportation / December 12, 2019

The unspoken rules of Seattle

(📷: Jeff Gunn/Flickr)   As citizens of Seattle, there are a lot of laws we are supposed to follow. But what if there was a completely separate list of rules that all Seattleites should know about — and what if they weren’t actually written down anywhere? Sounds crazy, but our Facebook friends came up with plenty of unspoken rules […]

Community / December 12, 2019