Who gets to decide how Seattle’s neighborhoods are mapped?

How does Google pick the Seattle neighborhood names it displays on its maps? And who has official, ultimate authority over where our communities’ boundaries are and how they’re named? We have some answers.

/ January 12, 2018

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

11 things all Seattleites should know, according to Seattle data guru Gene Balk

What do you need to know to know Seattle? Gene Balk, FYI Guy at The Seattle Times, shares his list, which includes some key stats on growth, housing, gentrification, and Subarus.

/ September 26, 2017

A Central District staple is closing. What happens to the community it built?

Two weeks ago, the staff of the Central District’s Red Apple hung a banner above the store’s front doors that reads “STORE CLOSING.” It’s official: they’ll be closed by the end of the week.

/ September 18, 2017

This lawn sign is all over Seattle. Here’s where it came from

Lawn signs with political and social messages are showing up in neighborhoods all over the city. Where did they come from? Here’s the story behind one.

/ August 25, 2017

Working the land on Seattle Works Day

On Seattle Works Day, a bunch of you joined us down in the Duwamish River Valley to help Alleycat Acres prep land for a new native plant garden that’s going to make some bees and neighbors pretty happy.

/ June 20, 2017

Your Voice, Your Choice: Help Seattle spend $2 million

The Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets program lets you decide which of your neighbors’ city improvement project ideas become a reality.

/ June 8, 2017

Seattle’s 56 Buy Nothing Facebook groups are bringing neighborliness back one free thing at a time

When an acquaintance recommended that my boyfriend and I join our local Buy Nothing Facebook group, where my neighbors give and receive free food, furniture, and tickets to events, I was skeptical. Did I really want to let those awkward, hurried exchanges extend into my online life?

/ April 3, 2017

‘We know they would stand up for us.’ How good neighbors are helping South Seattle Muslims lose their fear in the Trump era

Yurub Mohamed feels safer in her neighborhood than she has in months. And it all started with a letter.

/ March 30, 2017

What Washington Republicans think of Trump and two more things to know today

Hear state Republicans talk about Trump’s transition, then learn why the city of Seattle cut off ties with the neighborhood group it was working with to start fresh with another.

/ December 13, 2016