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What keeps us in Seattle? For a lot of you, it’s family

What keeps each of us in Seattle? For some of you, it’s about roots. The people you love most have a strong place here, and by extension, so do you — both now, and into the future. Here are three striking perspectives readers Ranny Nguyen, Amanda Clark, and Tramale Turner, shared with us, paired with some (beautiful) pics of the family that makes Seattle home. 

/ May 22, 2018


‘My Hijab, My Wings’ — a Seattle girl’s poem

Sumeya Block What’s it like to face discrimination for the things you believe? Sumeya Block is 13 years old and an 8th grader at Seattle Girls’ School. Last month, she attended “Make Your Voice Heard: An MLK Day Youth Advocacy Workshop,” an event where young people in Seattle helped each other combat Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. […]

/ February 16, 2018


My first time photographing the Northern Lights in Washington

What’s it like to chase and try to capture the Northern Lights, which put on their biggest show in Washington in July and August? Seattle photographer Alex Farrell explains.

/ July 20, 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 does it mean to be a Seattleite? And what does it take to become one?

Check out the first of a series of videos that explore Seattleite’s relationship to the city and our relationships with each other.

/ May 24, 2017


Seattle really can work better for everybody. Here’s how.

Seattle is growing and changing fast. So how can we locals make sure it’s headed in a good direction? Paul Gambill, a project manager and member of The Evergrey Writing Group, has a proposal.

/ May 8, 2017


Should Seattle’s new sports arena go in SoDo or Seattle Center? Here’s how to decide, and how to speak out

There are a few ways Seattle could build a sports arena to draw a pro basketball and hockey team to the city, and city officials will be deciding which to go with pretty soon. Care about Seattle traffic or housing prices? UW prof Jeff Shulman tells you why you should be paying attention.

/ April 14, 2017


What’s your favorite spot in Seattle to do creative work? Tell us for a chance to win a copy of Scott Berkun’s ‘Dance of the Possible’

Is it a coffee shop, a park, a bar? Tell us your favorite Seattle spot to get creative work done and we’ll enter you into a drawing to get a copy of best-selling Seattle author Scott Berkun’s book, “Dance of the Possible.”

/ March 15, 2017


Seattle pros and cons: ‘I never want to buy a house again’

What would you attack about Seattle, and what would you defend about it? Evergrey Writing Group member Erica McGillivray reflects on an expensive city and its welcoming culture.

/ March 14, 2017


Seattle pros and cons: ‘I will never not be in awe’

What would you attack about Seattle, and what would you defend about it? Evergrey Writing Group member Paul Gambill muses on ‘the Seattle process’ and its irresistible views.

/ March 14, 2017