A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Why Do Washington Voters Struggle With Climate Change Policies?

Despite environmental awareness and the public’s apparent desire for reform, statewide initiatives keep failing

Minus the Bear is Ready to Hibernate

After 17 years of influential innovation, the Seattle rock band prepares to say goodbye.

Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options

Seattle Takes on Elder Abuse as Reported Cases Rise

Local agencies and geriatric care managers aim to increase public awareness about the epidemic.

This could be the last time, so why not give the gift of a ticket to the The Rollings Stones’ May concert? Photo by Raph_PH/Wikimedia Commons

Seattle Arts Gift Guide 2018

Get that last-minute shopping done with these books, albums, tickets, and more.

The Ride2 transit app will offer on-demand rides to and from West Seattle starting on Dec. 17. Courtesy of King County Metro

Climate Action Coalition Urges City to Respond to Seattle Squeeze

MASS asks the city to prioritize reducing traffic and increasing pedestrian safety ahead of the Alaskan Way Viaduct’s closure.

Andrea Bernard, Allycea Weil, and Phoenix Johnson (left to right) are Licton Springs K-8 parents who want their kids to stay in the Native-centered program. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Licton Springs K-8 Parents Dismayed by Potential School Move

The PTO says children have benefited from the Native-centered program, and that transferring the pupils would disrupt their progress.

The new 2020 Vision Campaign, which received $30,000 in seed funding from Comcast Washington, will improve education and, ultimately, careers in the technology field.

2020 Vision Campaign drives technology access for minority groups

Innovative Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle program boosts resources for STEM training

Skating Polly closes out its year by ripping through kinetic rock tunes at The Sunset. Photo by Melissa Wax

Pick List: Skating Polly, Merce 100, Jim Henson’s Holiday Special

The week’s best entertainment options.

Spider-Folks from various dimensions come together in ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.’ Image courtesy Columbia Pictures/Sony

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Gets Caught in Its Own Web

The animated comic book gets stuck up on its multiverse fan service.

A view of Seattle Opera’s new home from Mercer Street. Photo by Sean Airhart

Seattle Opera’s New Heart of Glass

From its glittering face to the innovative performance possibilities within, the Opera Center was built for allure.

If you can spread half as much spirit as the Menashe house in West Seattle (5605 Beach Dr. SW), it should be a winning holiday season. Photo by Joe Wolf/Flickr

Seattle Holiday Events Calendar 2018

Make the most of the season with 100+ regional festivals, concerts, stage shows, and more.

Eat Drink Toke
Illustration by James Stanton

Toasted Holidaze

It’s a privilege to be able to escape holiday stressors with weed, but that might not be a good idea.

 

Podcasts

The Man on Iron Mountain

According to Chuck Pillon, this isn’t junk. It’s a place where old stuff can find new life.

 

Safe Consumption Part 3: The Opposite of Addiction

Final episode of our three-part series on supervised consumption sites

 

Safe Consumption Part 2: The Site

Lots of people in the Seattle area look to Vancouver for an example of what works, or what doesn’t.

 

Safe Consumption Part I: The Debate

In the first of a three-part series, we enter into the heated, emotional, and sometimes bitter debate around one of the most controversial policy proposals in the country.

 

Opinion
Tulin Yildiz speaks on the origin and significance of ashure in Turkish culture 
at Turkcha’s event at the Peter Kirk Community Center in Kirkland. 
                                Photo courtesy of Dilek Anderson

The sweetness of coming together | Windows and Mirrors

For immigrant women on the Eastside, Turkcha is here to help.

 

Marketplace
The new 2020 Vision Campaign, which received $30,000 in seed funding from Comcast Washington, will improve education and, ultimately, careers in the technology field.

2020 Vision Campaign drives technology access for minority groups

Innovative Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle program boosts resources for STEM training

 

Not everyone feels celebratory at the holidays. Remember, it’s okay to take some time and space for yourself, or to ask for help.

Are the Holidays too Much? Tips to Manage Stress this Holiday Season

Leaves are changing colors, pumpkin spice is in the air and little Continue reading...

 

The QUALITY answer to online dating

Welcome to The Inner Circle

 

The Benefits of CBD for Older Adults

Having trouble falling asleep, or staying rested throughout the night? Or are Continue reading...

 

Award-Winning Journalism

The Double Bind

Allegations of rape will get you an audience with the King County Prosecutor’s office. But justice is more elusive.

 

The Fear and Resolve of Those Most Threatened by a Trump Presidency

Seattle’s Muslims and Mexican immigrants share their hopes and concerns following the election.