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7 places to feel the pre-Amazon vibe in South Lake Union

Amazon opened its first building in South Lake Union in 2010, and ever since then, some Seattleites have debated whether the neighborhood has any deep culture or soul. But it’s there. You just have to squint a little.

/ February 25, 2019


Money in Seattle: What should we do about inequality?

Whenever we talk about wealth in Seattle, the conversation shifts toward a big issue: income inequality.

/ February 14, 2019


Troy Heerwagen Wants to Help Fix Seattle’s Worst Intersections

Seattle has some pretty bad intersections. But we also have a pretty awesome guy who decided to do something about it.

/ February 12, 2019


Bonnie Robinson Delivers Bus Service With a Smile

If you regularly make the commute from the Eastside, you might be lucky enough to know Bonnie Robinson, one of the friendliest bus drivers in King County. As a Metro operator, she knows we all have a tough time now and then; Bonnie just wants to make sure yours isn’t on the bus. But don’t […]

/ January 25, 2019


Meet the museum leader who helps Seattle celebrate black history

The biggest lesson LaNesha DeBardelaben’s learned since moving to Seattle to lead the Northwest African American Museum: “to be true to myself.”

/ January 22, 2019


What should Seattle look like in 2030? We had local housing leaders weigh in

The one thing everyone agreed on: By 2030, Seattle is gonna need more housing. How to get there is a different question.

/ January 18, 2019


How did the Central District become Seattle’s historically black neighborhood?

The answer involves a restaurant, generous neighbors, racism, and some seriously awful housing policies, like redlining.

/ January 15, 2019


Zoning is the key to understanding Seattle housing. Here are the basics

Single-family zones? Mixed-use buildings? Upzones? Welcome to Seattle Zoning 101.

/ January 9, 2019


Video: 4 buildings that shaped Seattle’s Central District

A lot has changed in our city over the past ten years. At the same time, Seattle still has plenty of special spots — locations that offer a window to our past and point the way to a vibrant future.

/ January 2, 2019


How to donate your dollars in Seattle and make ‘a real, tangible impact’

Reader Matthias Broecheler wants his donations to help transform local orgs and create change in Seattle. Here’s how he wants to do it.

/ December 24, 2018