Political Issues

The S.L.U.T.: Not as naughty as it sounds

(📸: Seattle Municipal Archives) This post is part of a new series we’re calling Seattleisms, a handy glossary of words and phrases unique to our city that’ll help you #livelikeyoulivehere.  —— thuh-sluht, noun WHAT IS IT? A streetcar that takes riders from South Lake Union to downtown Seattle ABOUT THAT ACRONYM… At first, the streetcar […]

/ July 27, 2018


Why do people come to Seattle for homeless services?

Some think Seattle’s pretty welcoming towards people experiencing homelessness, but “the conditions people are living in are the opposite of friendly.”

/ July 20, 2018


Are people flocking to Seattle for our homeless services?

King County has the third largest homeless population in the our country, and is are entering our third year of a declared state of homeless emergency. So: Is there an influx of homeless folks from outside Seattle coming to the city for its services? To begin to answer this question, let’s look at the data.

/ July 19, 2018


Meet I-5, the freeway that tore Seattle in half

This post is part of a new series we’re calling Seattleisms, a handy glossary of words and phrases unique to our city that’ll help you #livelikeyoulivehere. 

/ July 17, 2018


Cast your vote: Which of your questions about homelessness should we answer first?

You sent in more than 200 honest questions about homelessness in Seattle. Which of these three should we tackle first? Cast your vote and help us decide.

/ July 10, 2018


‘Not allowed in my restaurant ever!’ The Fox News comment that thrust a Seattle dive into a culture war

Fox News readers posted 1-star reviews of Seattle’s 5 Point Cafe when a man they THOUGHT was the owner said he’d “never” let Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in. The 5 Point’s actual owner is David Meinert. And he has his own thought-provoking take on this wild political moment.

/ June 28, 2018


Happy Pride! Here’s a short history of Seattle’s big LGBTQ+ celebration

RAINBOW CONNECTION: Happy Pride Month, all. (📸: Brett Curtiss / Flickr) Seattle celebrated our very first Pride Week in 1974 —  five years after trans and gay rights activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, among others, led the Stonewall riots in New York City and helped spark the fight for LGBTQ+ equality. Although Seattle’s first Pride celebration was small, […]

/ June 21, 2018


‘A stronghold for positive change:’ Your hope for Seattle’s future

Seattle is changing fast. It’s hard to know whether all these changes are leading our city somewhere good. But some of you believe it will. And that’s what‘s keeping you here

/ May 25, 2018


“It has everything to do with power and control”: Seattle women share their #MeToo stories

Seattleites Haleema Bharoocha and Sarah Toce shared their experiences with sexual harassment during the Seattle Women’s Commission’s story slam.

/ May 10, 2018


Seattle, we have a new head tax. Here’s what that means

We asked for your questions about Seattle’s controversial head tax. Now that it’s passed, here are new answers to the thoughtful questions you’ve been asking about it.

/ May 9, 2018