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The Seattle Procrastinator’s Guide to the Election

(🎨: The Evergrey illustration) Editor’s note: Learn about judicial races and measures on your ballot in part two of our election guide. There isn’t a good reason not to vote, but we do understand that sometimes it can be daunting to look at your ballot.  So that’s why we’ve made you this guide to help answer […]

/ October 13, 2020


Talking Tamales with Osbaldo Hernandez from Frelard Tamales

Osbaldo Hernandez (right) started the business with his now husband Dennis Ramey (left) in 2015. Last week we talked with Laura Clise, the founder of Intentionalist, and discussed how to make your spending count. This week we talked with Osbaldo Hernandez about his business Frelard Tamales and also the need to rethink how we value […]

/ October 8, 2020


Meet the Seattle woman trying to save the LGBTQ+ wedding industry

A scene from a wedding Cindy planned in pre-COVID times. (📷: Justin Barbin) Trying to get married during a pandemic is a challenge for just about everyone, and wedding vendors are no exception. Many of them get the bulk of their annual income from final payments that come through just a month or two before […]

/ May 14, 2020


In the DJ booth at KEXP

Cheryl Waters never thought her volunteer gig would lead to a job, much less a 25-year career in live radio. Back in 1994, Cheryl was volunteering her Friday nights (Saturday mornings, technically) to work 1 to 6 a.m. in the DJ booth at KCMU. Twenty-five years later, the station is now called KEXP, and Cheryl […]

/ September 20, 2019


Got questions about the ferry? This captain has answers

Washington state has the largest ferry system in North America with 22 vessels in Puget Sound and 25 million riders per year. It’s up to Captain John McMillen to make sure tourists and regulars alike make the journey safely back and forth from Coleman Dock to Bainbridge Island. He’ll be the first to tell you: […]

/ September 6, 2019


Meet the man behind Seattle’s Somali news source

Runta means “the truth,” in Somali. It’s also the name of a Seattle-based news website, founded by longtime journalist and Somali refugee Mohamud Yussuf. Mohamud started the paper while he was living as a refugee in Nairobi, Kenya, back in 1995. He moved to Seattle a year later, and decided to restart Runta in 2001 […]

/ September 6, 2019


Remembering the viaduct’s first hater

Maybe you remember him for his pranks. Or perhaps his generosity. Or maybe you just really like his clam chowder. Whatever the reason, Ivar Haglund has become an almost mythical figure in Emerald City. That’s why we decided to launch our video series about the Seattle Waterfront this week with a look back at the […]

/ August 9, 2019


From prison to paycheck

Building a life after prison is no easy task. According to the Prison Policy Initiative, formerly incarcerated people are almost ten times more likely to end up homeless, and they face an unemployment rate five times higher than the national average. FareStart is a Seattle organization looking to put a dent in those numbers locally. […]

/ August 9, 2019


Going back to work, and school, at 61

We sat down with Diane Nardi to to talk about the difficulty of going back to work (and school) at age 61. While she has stable housing now, Diane experienced homelessness in the past. That’s part of the reason she’d like to find a position helping other folks navigate housing and health resources. She’s planning […]

/ August 5, 2019


Working full-time while homeless

What does it take to hold down a job while struggling with unstable housing? And, is a job enough to find stability? Joey Pollitt is a longtime Seattleite. He had a place in Belltown for a decade, but lost it in 2005 after he was laid off from his recycling job. After that, Joey picked […]

/ August 5, 2019