Locked Up and Poor

King County courts use money bail to incarcerate defendants before trial. Should the system be reformed?

Most of the tenants at show cause hearings have fallen behind on rent, said Housing Justice Project Managing Attorney Edmund Witter. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

New Report Details Seattle’s Eviction Trends

Analysis of 2017 county records and interviews show that nearly 90 percent of evicted tenants experienced homelessness

Clearing off the Space Witch desk. Photo by Elissa Ball

Hanging Up My Weekly Witch Hat

Our resident astrologist says goodbye.

Mitski comes to town for a Halloween concert. Photo by Bao Ngo

Fall Arts Event Picks

The best entertainment the season has to offer.

<em>That Bad Feeling</em> from Isvald Klingels’s <em>Growth</em> at Ghost Gallery. Courtesy Ghost Gallery

What’s Old Is New Again for Capitol Hill Art Walk

With reopening galleries joining the old stalwarts, neighborhood’s visual art scene is entering a fresh, thriving era.

Ludovic Morlot enters his final season at the helm of Seattle Symphony. Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Adieu Already for Ludovic Morlot

Seattle Symphony’s conductor looks ahead at his final season in charge.

Nic Kay will perform at On the Boards’s Solo: A Festival of Dance. Photo by Sarah JiRhee

On the Boards and Velocity Dance Center’s New Performative Horizons

The local arts institutions continue to push creative bounds under changing leadership.

Illustration by Taylor Dow

Intuition Hike

Pluto turns direct, demanding truth and reinvention.

First-time actor Ben Dickey (with guitar) stars as the titular country songwriter Blaze Foley. Courtesy IFC Films

Down in a ‘Blaze’ of Glory

Writer/director Ethan Hawke aptly portrays Blaze Foley’s never-made-it musical legend.

Smoke Weed (And Brush Your Teeth) Every Day

Are there any other detrimental side effects of smoking weed all the damn time?

Lauryn Youden’s ‘A place to retreat when I am sick (of you)’ as part of ‘Group Therapy.’ Photo Mark Woods.

Searching for Relief in the Frye’s ‘Group Therapy’

The new group exhibit finds artists tapping into themes of natural wellness and psychological self-care.

Eat Drink Toke

Smoke Weed (And Brush Your Teeth) Every Day

Are there any other detrimental side effects of smoking weed all the damn time?

 

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

Even With Postage Paid, Voters Couldn’t Send Ballots on Time

While those ballots don’t get counted, taxpayers still must pay the U.S. Postal Service for delivering them.

 

Sports
Raise a trophy for your WNBA champs. Photo via Seattle Storm Facebook

Seattle Storm Win the WNBA Title With Finals Sweep

Behind MVP Breanna Stewart, the franchise captures its third league championship.

 

Marketplace
September is Suicide Prevention Month, and Crisis Connections is joining with community partners to help others learn about resources that can help during times of crisis.

In spite of rising rates of suicide, what can you do to help?

According to the Center for Disease Control’s monthly report Vital Signs, suicide Continue reading...

 

Domestic violence IS preventable: July 21’s Refuse To Abuse 5k is a unique run/walk through every level of Safeco Field, from the players’ tunnel to the final lap around the field.

LifeWire provides a lifeline for woman fleeing abuse

Refuse to Abuse 5K at Safeco Field raises funds and awareness to fight domestic violence

 

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.