(80 posts)

Video: What do Seattle newcomers think about their city?

What do Seattle newcomers think of their city? We passed on your questions to a group of Seattle transplants, who shared their move-to-Seattle story and their perspectives on their new home.

Community / June 21, 2017

Working the land on Seattle Works Day

On Seattle Works Day, a bunch of you joined us down in the Duwamish River Valley to help Alleycat Acres prep land for a new native plant garden that’s going to make some bees and neighbors pretty happy.

Community / June 20, 2017

Video: The Seattle Freeze is probably melting. Here’s what that means for people moving in

The Seattle Freeze holds that it’s harder to make new friends here than in other cities. But now that Seattle is the fastest growing city in the country, won’t that influx of people looking for friends warm up the chill?

Community / June 14, 2017

Nikkita Oliver: ‘I have to have friends who disagree with me’

Days after Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant drew cheers for keeping Republicans distant, Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver told a crowd that she not only has Republican friends, but feels that she has to.

People / June 9, 2017

Video: Is the Seattle Freeze real?

The Seattle Freeze is the belief that it’s hard to make friends here. But is it true? We asked Seattle natives and transplants and recorded their answers. Have you experienced the Freeze?

Community / June 7, 2017

Video: Who’s a Seattleite? Here’s what you think it takes to earn Seattle cred

What does it mean to be a Seattleite? And what does it take to become one? The first video in our Seattle native/transplant series stirred up a ton of debate. Here are the highlights.

Art & Culture / June 1, 2017

Watch Nikkita Oliver throw some punches at one of her favorite Seattle spots

You learn a lot about people when you see them doing what they love. So on Tuesday we caught up with poet, attorney, and Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver at one of her favorite spots, Arcaro Boxing Gym in the Central District. We’ll talk to her at our second Sparked Seattle event June 8.

Art & Culture / May 31, 2017

Help us spruce up the Duwamish River Valley

June 17 is Seattle Works Day, and we’re going to help the nonprofit Alleycat Acres prepare one acre of land in the Duwamish River Valley for planting of native and pollinator plants. But we need your help! Sign up to join our team.

Community / May 23, 2017

Chris Cornell’s Seattle is gone. Where are we now? Seattle’s week in two minutes

> Chris Cornell’s Seattle. We worry a lot about the city’s future. How fast we’re growing. How much we’re changing. Who can afford to stay. Then we learned that Chris Cornell took his own life Wednesday night after a concert in Detroit. He was the lead singer of Soundgarden, a band that was born here […]

Music / May 19, 2017

Six major candidates for Seattle mayor, and four of them are women

The Seattle City Council isn’t the only political group that’s got a female majority. Now our slate of major candidates looking to head up Seattle as mayor is also dominated by women. At least, for now.

Political Issues / May 12, 2017