Need to know

What you need to know about Seattle’s upcoming local elections

So, we voted (or didn’t) in the primary election in August. Now what? Here’s a rundown of what’s next and how you can prepare.

/ August 24, 2017


Seattle Dollars: A snapshot of how much it costs to live in Seattle right now

Curious how Seattle’s cost of groceries, housing, utilities and transportation compares to other U.S. cities? Check out this data we rounded up.

/ July 25, 2017


Chris Cornell’s Seattle is gone. Where are we now? Seattle’s week in two minutes

> Chris Cornell’s Seattle. We worry a lot about the city’s future. How fast we’re growing. How much we’re changing. Who can afford to stay. Then we learned that Chris Cornell took his own life Wednesday night after a concert in Detroit. He was the lead singer of Soundgarden, a band that was born here […]

/ May 19, 2017


Seattle Dollars: Washington produces 80 percent of the country’s super yachts

Did you know that 80 percent of the country’s super luxury yachts are built here in Washington? Here’s a look at one of the biggest ones to come out of Seattle.

/ May 11, 2017


Cars are hard: Seattle’s week in two minutes

Fake parking signs in Seattle, millennials moving around more often than anyplace else, and a state senator wants Seattle to become its own King County. Here’s your Seattle week in two minutes.

/ April 28, 2017


Two big protests in Seattle tomorrow, and more things to know from the week

People participate in the Womxn’s March on Seattle Jan. 21, 2017. (Photo: Brad Puet) It’s tough to keep up with everything moving and shaking in your city. Luckily, you’ve got us. Here are a few things to know from the week. > ‘It’s been a difficult week.’ And that’s our mayor putting it mildly. It’s […]

/ April 14, 2017


Is this ‘the most damning political scandal in recent Seattle history’? — Seattle’s week in 2 minutes

The Seattle Times dropped a bombshell on the city yesterday when it reported that our mayor’s being sued for allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in the 1980s. Not only that, but two other men have come forward with similar accounts.

/ April 7, 2017


Seattle is now home to the two richest people in the whole wide world

Bill Gates of Microsoft and Jeff Bezos of Amazon head up the billionaires list, Seattle is suing Trump, and get the champagne bottles ready — there could be two big reasons to celebrate soon. One of them is named Bertha.

/ March 31, 2017


Even the Space Needle is worried about climate change: The week in Seattle in 2 minutes

Both the Space Needle and Gov. Jay Inslee are worried about climate change, Seattle is spending big and dreaming bigger about how to get around our crowded city, and a few ways to shake off that time visitors ranked us 37th out of the top 50 tourist markets in the country.

/ March 24, 2017


Seattle’s week in 2 minutes: Our political energy is building. But toward what?

Seattle is charged up for a fight, and building like crazy. But who’s being left out? We’ve got big updates in your city this week on politics, homelessness, and this huge construction zone we call home.

/ March 10, 2017