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She’s queer, mixed race, and conservative in Seattle. One reaction? ‘It’s as if I’m betraying my own identity’

“I often experience complete shock from people when I share my political views with them,” says Mellina White Cusack, a libertarian-leaning conservative. “But as of late, the shock has shifted to something like disgust.”

/ June 23, 2017


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.

/ 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.

/ 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?

/ June 14, 2017


How to Win at Seattle: ‘You never know when you might need to join a protest’

When Nikkita Oliver was growing up in Indianapolis, Indiana, her mom made sure to save up enough money to bring Nikkita and her sister on a road trip every summer. On stage at Impact Hub with The Evergrey’s Mónica Guzmán last Thursday, Nikkita recalled one of those trips. She remembered her mom stopping the car […]

/ June 13, 2017


Your Voice, Your Choice: Help Seattle spend $2 million

The Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets program lets you decide which of your neighbors’ city improvement project ideas become a reality.

/ June 8, 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?

/ 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.

/ June 1, 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.

/ May 23, 2017


What kind of Seattle do you want to live in? Here’s your wish list

Everyone wants to live in a better Seattle. But what exactly does that mean? Several of you shared what kind of city YOU want to live in in one sentence. We turned those sentences into a wish list for Seattle.

/ May 18, 2017