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Meet the Seattleite who runs an escape room out of his apartment

Sam Tisdale went to his first escape room last year. His thoughts? Cool, but he could do it better. So, he went to work transforming his two-bedroom apartment.

/ August 9, 2017


Video: Longtime Seattleites are relearning their city

People who are from Seattle sometimes worry that people who are not from Seattle don’t get what it’s like to feel attached to the place. And people who are new here? They wonder what it takes for their view of the city to not be discounted.

/ July 26, 2017


Video: How can newcomers best respect the city’s character? Here’s what Seattle natives had to say

Newcomers bring a lot of new energy, the thinking goes. But if they don’t have the same emotional attachments locals have for certain parts of the city, might they contribute to a culture that dismisses them? Enter our fifth and final video exploring the tension between Seattle natives and transplants.

/ July 19, 2017


Video: Afraid you no longer belong in Seattle? Here’s what you told us that feels like

How do you fight for a city that feels like it’s slipping away? Last week we asked you to share what most worries you about Seattle’s growth. A lot of you opened up and did just that, in response to our video featuring Seattle natives and transplants getting real about the challenges.

/ July 12, 2017


Video: What do you think of Seattle’s rapid growth?

Is Seattle’s growth the beginning of the end of what makes the city great, or an opportunity to level it up? Seattle natives and transplants weigh in on video.

/ July 4, 2017


‘I need to know I am still here.’ A poem about Seattle homelessness

A woman who has experienced homelessness in Seattle shares her experience in poetry. This post is part of the #SeaHomeless project to shine a spotlight on homelessness in Seattle.

/ June 28, 2017


She’s queer, mixed race, and conservative in Seattle. One reaction? ‘It’s as if I’m betraying my own identity’

“I often experience complete shock from people when I share my political views with them,” says Mellina White Cusack, a libertarian-leaning conservative. “But as of late, the shock has shifted to something like disgust.”

/ June 23, 2017


Video: What do Seattle newcomers think about their city?

What do Seattle newcomers think of their city? We passed on your questions to a group of Seattle transplants, who shared their move-to-Seattle story and their perspectives on their new home.

/ June 21, 2017


Seattle Dollars: Ever heard of the Female Founder Effect?

As Seattle women workers become more educated, the gender wage gap widens in the city. To combat this inequity, one Seattleite is championing something called the “female founder effect.”

/ June 15, 2017


Video: The Seattle Freeze is probably melting. Here’s what that means for people moving in

The Seattle Freeze holds that it’s harder to make new friends here than in other cities. But now that Seattle is the fastest growing city in the country, won’t that influx of people looking for friends warm up the chill?

/ June 14, 2017