(64 posts)

What other cities are getting right when it comes to fixing homelessness

The Salt Lake City skyline (📷: Flickr) Chronic homelessness is an issue affecting major cities from coast to coast. So it’s understandable that one of the first questions that comes to mind when many Seattleites think about homelessness is, “What have other states done successfully that we aren’t doing to fix this problem?” Kelly Gardner […]

Community / November 14, 2019

Member giveaway: Enter to win $75 to Fremont Brewing

What better way to spend a quarantine afternoon than sipping on some tasty local brews and learning about the science behind beer?  This week we’re saying thanks to our lovely members (that’s you!) with an exciting giveaway from Fremont Brewing and the Pacific Science Center. PacSci’s popular Brewology event returns this Thursday, and we’re raffling […]

Uncategorized / November 8, 2019

The Evergrey + Intentionalist giveaway

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we’re partnering with our friends at Intentionalist to raffle off a $50 gift card to the newly reopened Phnom Penh Noodle House. Make sure you’re following us both, then fill out this giveaway form before 5 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020. Limit one entry […]

Uncategorized / November 8, 2019

The complicated costs of fixing homelessness in Seattle

Seattle has been in a construction boom for several years, but service providers say we still have a long way to go in closing our region’s affordability gap. (📷: Peter Daniel/Flickr) For the next installment in our ongoing series about chronic homelessness, we’re digging into the numbers to tackle a question we’ve heard from several […]

Housing / November 7, 2019

What causes chronic homelessness in Seattle?

(📷: A McLin/Flickr) Chronic homelessness is one of the most complicated issues facing Seattle and King County. And the difficulty begins with scoping the problem itself.  The first question in our four-part series on chronic homelessness comes from Courtney Stange-Tregear, who asks, “What are the primary causes of *chronic* homelessness as opposed to emergency or […]

Housing / October 23, 2019

How to observe Indigenous Peoples Day in Seattle

A mural of Chief Sealth (Seattle) and Chief Joseph by artist Andrew Morrison (📷: Joe Wolf/Flickr) Seattle has officially acknowledged Indigenous Peoples Day since 2014, when the city council unanimously passed a resolution designating the second Monday in October as a day to honor local Native Americans and “fully recognize the evils of our past.”  […]

Art & Culture / October 10, 2019

Enter to win a $225 Father’s Day gift basket

Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Our partners with SupportCapitolHill.com have compiled a giveaway with $225 worth of local goodies from Capitol Hill businesses: Coffee Mug Hat from Porchlight Coffee & Records OOLA Bourban Whiskey 750ml Crew Socks from Likelihood Slim Card Wallet from Freeman Gift Card for one session of axe throwing at Blade & Timber Enter to win […]

Business / October 5, 2019

Why Alaskan Way will get bigger before it gets smaller

(📷: WSDOT/Flickr) Exciting things are happening on the waterfront. The viaduct is gone, and an iconic part of our beautiful city is about to get a massive makeover.  But when we turned to readers to ask what you all wanted to know about this rapidly changing part of town, it wasn’t too surprising that the […]

Neighborhoods / September 26, 2019

How to flip top-down budgeting: A Q&A with Shaquan Smith

Shaquan Smith knows a thing or two about community engagement. Growing up in Flint, Mich., Shaquan moved to Seattle earlier this year from Detroit, where he worked to educate low-income residents about energy efficiency and build neighborhood resiliency. In April, he joined the city’s Department of Neighborhoods and coordinate its Your Voice, Your Choice participatory […]

Community / September 25, 2019

Lake Union from Gas Works Park

Real Talk: Is it safe to swim in Lake Union?

(📷: Caitlin Moran) Lake Union is an iconic part of our local landscape and one of the easiest places for getting out on the water in Seattle. But swimming in the lake has traditionally been frowned upon due to the industrial activities that took place on the lake’s north end for several decades in the […]

Environment / September 10, 2019