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A Virtual Lunar New Year Event w/ The Evergrey + International Examiner

Join us in celebrating the Year of the Ox with a panel to discuss the intersections of identity, culture, and food, followed by a cooking demo.

/ January 20, 2021


A Thin Green Line with Global Impact

Part two of Getting to Zero: Decarbonizing Cascadia from Investigate West. How activists stopped 20+ PNW fossil fuel proposals.

/ January 19, 2021


34 gifts for every Seattleite on your list

Shirt from Cold Cube Press, bag from Hood Famous, coffee from Boon Boona, cocktail kit from Aswad. The holidays will be a bit different this year, and many of us will be celebrating without the people and traditions that usually mark the season.  The good news: Gift-giving is a tradition that can easily overcome the […]

/ December 8, 2020


Moving forward from hate: What Biden’s election means for local immigrants and refugees

People took to the streets of downtown Seattle in early 2017 to protest President Trump’s Muslim travel ban. (📷: Flickr) Sponsored by Civic Commons. Civic Commons did not provide editorial input. Let’s take action together Civic Commons is building belonging in our community and inspiring Seattleites to take action on our region’s biggest economic and […]

/ November 24, 2020


Our Tomorrow: Meet the Seattle cyclist pedaling toward economic equity

(📷: Mark Hatcher / @1hatch1) Sponsored by Civic Commons. Civic Commons did not provide editorial input. Let’s take action together Civic Commons is building belonging in our community and inspiring Seattleites to take action on our region’s biggest economic and social challenges. Join us.   The mission behind Doc Wilson’s weekly Peace Peloton rides boils […]

/ June 23, 2020


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. […]

/ 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 […]

/ May 16, 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, […]

/ December 21, 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 […]

/ December 12, 2019


How to help our homeless neighbors in Seattle

The Nickelsville tiny house village is visible in this view of Seattle’s skyline. (📷: David Lee/Flickr) Every night in Seattle, roughly 5,000 people sleep on the streets, in tents, or in their vehicles. That means most of us see signs of homelessness every day. But figuring out how to process what we see — and […]

/ November 27, 2019