History

Here’s how a propaganda assignment helped name Seattle’s Red Square

When local and national issues heat up, University of Washington’s Red Square is a hub for student protests. In honor of May Day, let’s get into the square’s history…

/ April 30, 2018


50 years later: Why Seattle created its own Black Panther Party

In honor of the Seattle Black Panther Party’s 50th anniversary, we talked with chapter co-founder Aaron Dixon about the party’s legacy and how he’s seen Seattle change.

/ April 25, 2018


Today is the Viaduct’s last birthday. Will you miss it when it’s gone?

The Alaskan Way Viaduct’s slated to be demolished in early 2019 so Seattleites can use a brand new tunnel.

/ April 4, 2018


A map of 22 of Seattle’s most iconic murals and the stories behind them

See something we missed? Let us know what other murals we should add to our map.

/ March 29, 2018


From Area 51 to the laser beam: Re-meet Mariner Ichiro Suzuki

In honor of the Mariners’ first game of the 2018 season, we want to introduce — or maybe reintroduce — a historic Seattleite to you.

/ March 28, 2018


History Lesson: How did SoDo get its name?

Kingdome stadium was demolished in 2000, but its legacy lives on in Seattle’s industrial district’s name. Here’s a little history…

/ March 27, 2018


6 things you may not know about how Seattleites elect our leaders

Before you head into the November general election scratching your head, here’s a crash course on how elections work in the Evergreen State.

/ October 18, 2017


The Evergrey community’s top 10 list of things to know about Seattle

This is what our Evergrey community thinks are the 10 key things to know about our changing, growing city.

/ September 29, 2017


Nikkita Oliver and other Seattle leaders offer their lists of 10 things all Seattleites should know

Here’s what a group of Seattleites thinks we need to know to be civically and culturally literate about our city.

/ September 28, 2017


Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan: 10 things all Seattleites should know

What do you need to know to know Seattle? Mayoral candidates Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan sent us their top ten lists.

/ September 27, 2017