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One solution to Seattle’s housing crisis: Change the way we build

MEET THESE CHANGEMAKERS: Aaron Holm and Nelson Del Rio are co-CEOs of Blokable, Inc. WHAT THEY’RE DOING: It’s no secret that housing in Seattle (and across the U.S.) is becoming increasingly unaffordable for many.  And there have been more than a few possible solutions proposed locally – backyard cottages! Big affordable housing investments! Upzoning! This week’s […]

/ March 21, 2019


Meet the guy who runs Ballard’s boat elevator

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Ballard THE PERSON: Larry Meyer, lockmaster of the Ballard Locks THE STORY: What do you get when you combine a fish ladder, a botanical garden, and a bunch of boats? The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks – also known as the Ballard Locks. And you can find one person at the center of it […]

/ March 19, 2019


Becoming a Ballardite in three steps

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Ballard THE PERSON: It’s true that Ballard has changed a lot over the years, but there’s one person who has probably seen the neighborhood transform more than anyone. Louis Larsen was born in 1924 and grew up five blocks from downtown Ballard. You may remember that the neighborhood was its own city before […]

/ March 15, 2019


Karen Braitmayer is designing a more inclusive  Seattle

MEET THIS CHANGEMAKER: Karen Braitmayer, architect and principal of Studio Pacifica WHAT SHE’S DOING: You may not know it, but Karen Braitmayer’s architectural consulting studio  has left its marks around town. You’ve probably encountered some of her work if you’ve ever been to the Space Needle renovation, the Central Library and the Pike Place MarketFront.  Braitmayer […]

/ March 6, 2019


Seattle’s Angela Stowell creates solutions to poverty with FareStart

Late last year, Angela Stowell left her post on top of Ethan Stowell Restaurants, one of Seattle’s most successful restaurant groups, to become CEO of another one. Her destination was FareStart, a nonprofit restaurant group that’s been helping disadvantaged Seattleites for 25 years by providing solutions to poverty. “I really wanted to find a way […]

/ March 5, 2019


Troy Heerwagen Wants to Help Fix Seattle’s Worst Intersections

Seattle has some pretty bad intersections. But we also have a pretty awesome guy who decided to do something about it.

/ February 12, 2019


What are the best drinks in South Lake Union?

South Lake Union can be a real urban jungle: Cranes perched on every corner, construction equipment lying in wait to snarl traffic, and a steady stream of tech workers weaving around closed sidewalks. Lucky for you, the thirsty traveler, there are plenty of great spots to hunker down and wait out the building boom. And […]

/ February 5, 2019


Meet Seattle’s #1 biking, blogging dad

In 2009, Tom Fucoloro and his girlfriend Kelli sold their car and moved to Seattle. Shortly after, he started a little website called seattlebikeblog.com. Today, Tom and Kelli are married, have a new baby, and still don’t own a car. And that blog? It’s become a prime source of news and information for riders around […]

/ January 31, 2019


Bonnie Robinson Delivers Bus Service With a Smile

If you regularly make the commute from the Eastside, you might be lucky enough to know Bonnie Robinson, one of the friendliest bus drivers in King County. As a Metro operator, she knows we all have a tough time now and then; Bonnie just wants to make sure yours isn’t on the bus. But don’t […]

/ January 25, 2019


Video: We’re more than barbers – Earl’s Cuts and Styles

Earl Lancaster has been running Earl’s Cuts and Styles in heart of the Central District for more than 26 years. He’s the man behind the scissors, but he insists he’s just the “first person they come to when bills need to be paid.” The shop is a community gathering place and a training ground for […]

/ December 17, 2018