Health

How the Seattle Indian Health Board became a model for pandemic response

Despite being sent body bags instead of PPE early on, the SIHB managed to become leaders in how community-based organizations responsded to COVID.

/ April 13, 2021


Our Tomorrow: Meet the farmer who’s helping families put down roots at Yesler Terrace

“Growing a little bit of your own food can be one of the best things you can do for your health,” says Ray Williams, the managing director of the Black Farmers Collective. (📷: Hannah Wilson) Sponsored by Civic Commons. Civic Commons did not provide editorial input. Let’s take action together   Civic Commons is building […]

/ July 14, 2020


‘You are wet, and will always be wet’ and other ways to survive Seattle’s winter

Seattle’s winter is coming: Are you ready? We’ve gathered some tips to weather Seattle cold and rain for everyone from newbies unused to the wet weather to people stuck in the cold without a home.

/ December 8, 2019


Equity, the environment, and you: a Q&A with Sara Cubillos

The Duwamish River in south Seattle (📷: Port of Seattle) Fighting climate change involves more than taking shorter showers and remembering your reusable grocery bags. It’s a systemic crisis that requires a systemic response, and it’s an issue that will affect different communities in disparate ways. That’s where people like Sara Cubillos come in. As […]

/ June 7, 2019


In Puget Sound, studying poop to save the orca whales

TODAY’S SEATTLE CATALYST: Sam Wasser is the director for the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology. WHAT HE’S DOING: Sam’s work has taken him around the globe. He’s battled ivory trafficking in Africa, studied wolves in Eastern Washington, and kept an eye on our own southern resident killer whales. His primary research tool: studying animal […]

/ March 26, 2019


Get liberated from your daily grind at Seattle’s Dance Church class

Dance instructor and founder Kate Wallich describes her class as a “non-exclusive approach to dancing” simply focused on getting people’s bodies moving.

/ May 1, 2018


Take a walk: The 4 best Seattle spots to explore on foot

The (anonymous) woman behind Seattle Walk Reports tells us all about her favorite places to take a stroll when life gets busy.

/ March 28, 2018


You shared your holiday struggles — and you’re not alone.

We asked you to tell us what you struggle with during the holidays. No struggle was too small.

/ December 22, 2017


Here’s what to know about Seattle’s smoky skies

It’s scary to wake up with our normally blue summer skies full of smoke and ash from wildfires. We’re answering your questions about what’s going on.

/ September 5, 2017


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