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I used to welcome the Seattle Freeze. Now I’ve found four ways to melt it

How does one get out of this giant ice cube we’ve frozen ourselves into? Here are four things I know about the Seattle Freeze, and four ways to get out of it.

/ July 11, 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


‘Finding our community was worth it.’ What it means to find your place in Seattle

Feeling at home where you live can be a process. It can take time to warm up to a place, and to find the people, places, and communities that make it worthwhile.

/ May 24, 2018


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