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Happy Pride! Here’s a short history of Seattle’s big LGBTQ+ celebration

RAINBOW CONNECTION: Happy Pride Month, all. (📸: Brett Curtiss / Flickr) Seattle celebrated our very first Pride Week in 1974 —  five years after trans and gay rights activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, among others, led the Stonewall riots in New York City and helped spark the fight for LGBTQ+ equality. Although Seattle’s first Pride celebration was small, […]

/ June 21, 2018


A Seattle author’s advice to new parents: ‘Nothing should stop you from going places that you love’

We asked Angela Garbes’ for her best recs to not feeling isolated as a Seattle parent — including the best places to go with a little one in tow.

/ June 19, 2018


Why this Seattle organizer is diving into our city’s political past

City historian and author Shaun Scott is going back in time to look at our city’s ambitious Forward Thrust plan to see how we could have shaped the future.

/ June 18, 2018


Meet the guy who mixes tunes for Seattle’s favorite fountain

That music your kids splash around to every summer? That’s thanks to James Whetzel, International Fountain music curator.

/ June 14, 2018


Seattle has a city flag, and we’re kinda meh about it

We sure didn’t. But that’s it right there. And since it’s Flag Day, we decided to flag a little history for you…

/ June 13, 2018


Is it safe to eat Seattle’s urban blackberries?

Need something sweet while you’re summering in Seattle? We’re all in luck — because it’s almost blackberry season and blackberries are gonna be everywhere.

/ June 11, 2018


Can you pay for another Seattle bus passenger’s fare? It’s complicated

In May, reader Lesa Sullivan was on a RapidRide bus when something caught her eye: a fare enforcement officer talking to a woman about an expired transfer ticket. Although Lesa offered to pay for the woman’s ticket with her ORCA card or cash, the officer refused to let her. What happened?

/ June 6, 2018


Hear from your Central District neighbors in Seattle’s new Shelf Life podcast

In 2017, the Red Apple grocery store — a beloved neighborhood hub in the Central District — closed its doors. As its shelves emptied, local documentarian and Central District resident Jill Freidberg set out to collect stories from the community about the market and the neighborhood quickly changing around it.

/ June 6, 2018


What keeps Seattleites in Seattle?

Seattle turned 165 years old on May 23. To mark the milestone, we asked you to help us honor it by reflecting on a pretty personal question: “What keeps you here?” Community It’s what’s outside that counts: Your love notes to Seattle’s natural beauty When we asked you what keeps you in Seattle, lots of you mentioned our good friend Mother Nature. And […]

/ May 30, 2018


It’s what’s outside that counts: Your love notes to Seattle’s natural beauty

When we asked you what keeps you in Seattle, lots of you mentioned our good friend Mother Nature. And no wonder.

/ May 30, 2018