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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


Seattle pros and cons: ‘She spent more on oxy than on rent’

What would you attack about Seattle, and what would you defend about it? Evergrey Writing Group member Claire Justice (that’s her pen name) reflects on homelessness in the city and her love of the water.

/ March 14, 2017


‘Melting Mountains’ and the art of diplomacy: A reflection on crossing political divides from Sherman County, Oregon

Jessica Richelderfer Wheeler, a former copy editor who lives on a wheat farm in rural Oregon, attended our ‘Melting Mountains’ event to bring people from liberal King County and conservative Sherman County together: ‘We want a great place to live, to be safe, for our kids to become who they want to become,’ she writes. ‘We just have different ideas of how we’re gonna get there.’

/ March 8, 2017


‘I want to stay curious’ and other takeaways from a trip across the political divide

‘It can be a powerful experience to step out of your own echo chamber.’ People from liberal King County, Washington, and conservative Sherman County, Oregon, share their thoughts after they sat down one-on-one with each other to talk about the country.

/ March 8, 2017


9 Seattle photos that tell a story you might have missed

We asked you to take a closer look at Seattle and share your reflections on what caught your eye and why. Here are the scenes you sent us.

/ February 15, 2017


I volunteered to help immigrants on Inauguration Day. Here’s how it went

More than 800 volunteers helped King County immigrants get legal help on Inauguration Day. What was that like? Mason Bryan, a volunteer translator, explains.

/ January 24, 2017


‘This is the coronation of the worst, darkest side of America, and I cannot watch’

Ninety-two percent of people who voted in Seattle did not vote for our soon-to-be President Donald Trump, so emotions are understandably high around the city today. Here’s how some of you are feeling, in your own words.

/ January 20, 2017