Business

Happy 420! We asked Seattle pot shop budtenders what it takes to get their job

Evergrey Writing Group member Don Goldberg went around the city’s pot shops to ask the people behind the counter something he’d been wondering: What does it take to be a Seattle budtender?

/ April 20, 2017


Should Seattle’s new sports arena go in SoDo or Seattle Center? Here’s how to decide, and how to speak out

There are a few ways Seattle could build a sports arena to draw a pro basketball and hockey team to the city, and city officials will be deciding which to go with pretty soon. Care about Seattle traffic or housing prices? UW prof Jeff Shulman tells you why you should be paying attention.

/ April 14, 2017


Tell us which Seattle small business you can’t live without

Good local businesses are part of what makes Seattle, Seattle. That’s why, in honor of Small Business Week coming up in May, we’ll be writing about the small businesses you can’t live without — the ones that feel integral to the way you experience our city.

/ April 12, 2017


Amazon on Seattle’s growth: ‘We have a lot of people working really hard to make sure that we are very good neighbors’

To what extent should a fast growing, wildly successful tech company be held accountable for changes in the city that’s booming along with it? Journalists, audience members, and Amazon VP John Schoettler seemed to be circling that question throughout the tense conversation at Wednesday’s Civic Cocktail.

/ April 6, 2017


Women got a ‘pay equity discount’ at this Greenwood diner for International Women’s Day

‘If you’re only gonna make 79 cents on the dollar, then you’re only gonna have to pay 79 percent,’ said co-owner Tony Lombardi.

/ March 9, 2017


Thawing the Seattle Freeze from a Ballard apartment building

You don’t usually think of your apartment building as a place to have fun and meet new people. But Stephanie Carrillo, property manager at the Odin Apartments in Ballard, makes it her business to put on events that help her tenants do just that.

/ February 22, 2017


The most heartwarming video you’ll ever watch about pot & two more things to know today

The Hollingsworth family is growing pot and their story is awesome. Whether or not you approve of our state’s legal cannabis industry, you’ve got to check out this story about a guy who turned his passion for cannabis into a full-fledged family business.

/ December 1, 2016


Remembering Red Apple: Why they’re collecting stories about a Seattle grocery store

The Red Apple Market in the Central District has taken good care of its neighborhood. Now that it might close, the Shelf Life project wants to capture its neighbors’ stories. Here’s how.

/ November 16, 2016


Meet the creator of the Vanishing Seattle Instagram account

With the Vanishing Seattle Instagram account, Seattle local Cynthia Brothers tracks changes in the city in light of its history with photographs of businesses, landmarks, and citizen action.

/ October 12, 2016