Nina Shapiro

On a sunny summer afternoon on Northwest 60th Street in Ballard, Tom

On a sunny summer afternoon on Northwest 60th Street in Ballard, Tom Bradish decides that he isn’t going to sit idly by while construction workers… Continue reading

After a state Court of Appeals ruling yesterday, it’s all but certain

After a state Court of Appeals ruling yesterday, it’s all but certain that November voters will have to choose between two pre-K measures: one backed… Continue reading

This spring, Amazon launched a service that many saw as going directly

This spring, Amazon launched a service that many saw as going directly after Costco and its big box brethren. The “Everything Store” would now be… Continue reading

As the debate over botched executions rages on, a doctor once in

As the debate over botched executions rages on, a doctor once in charge of healthcare for Washington’s Department of Corrections is adding his voice to… Continue reading

South Enders like to grumble about getting the short end of the

South Enders like to grumble about getting the short end of the stick. And it’s true, residents there generally face more crime and fewer amenities.… Continue reading

Say, like SW ’s own Matt Driscoll, you don’t consider yourself a Wild

Say, like SW ’s own Matt Driscoll, you don’t consider yourself a Wild Waves person. You don’t like the crowds, the huge fees, or the madness… Continue reading

One of the most admirable things about Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to

One of the most admirable things about Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to suspend all executions during his time in office is that it probably served… Continue reading

A decade or two ago, unions looked like they were on the

A decade or two ago, unions looked like they were on the way out. Downsizing, off-shoring, the rise of a technical class awash in money… Continue reading

One of the big questions that greeted the arrival of Kathleen O’Toole

One of the big questions that greeted the arrival of Kathleen O’Toole as police chief last month was what she would do about the command… Continue reading

UPDATE: What a coincidence: Underlining the relavence of regulations, an oil train

UPDATE: What a coincidence: Underlining the relavence of regulations, an oil train derailed early this morning underneath the Magnolia Bridge. No spills and no injuries,… Continue reading

As SW’s Matt Driscoll pointed out a few months back, the booming,

As SW’s Matt Driscoll pointed out a few months back, the booming, cottage industry of hash oil production can be very, very dangerous. Not only… Continue reading

UPDATE: Vernal Coleman was onhand today for the opening of Cannabis City

UPDATE: Vernal Coleman was onhand today for the opening of Cannabis City reporting for Seattle Weekly. He witnessed the much-hyped pot history-in-the-making - which included… Continue reading

Katrina Spade started thinking about her mortality when she hit 30, while

Katrina Spade started thinking about her mortality when she hit 30, while studying architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. What would she want to… Continue reading

As Seattle’s development frenzy continues, another group of tenants is trying to

As Seattle’s development frenzy continues, another group of tenants is trying to stave off eviction. A tenants group from a Ravenna building for seniors and… Continue reading

Last week, Seattle City Council members voted to put two preschool and

Last week, Seattle City Council members voted to put two preschool and child-care proposals on the November ballot. They also decided to pit the measures—one… Continue reading

Last week, Seattle City Council members voted to put two preschool and

Last week, Seattle City Council members voted to put two preschool and child-care proposals on the November ballot. They also decided to pit the measures—one… Continue reading

On Friday, a King County Sheriff’s detective arrived at the West Seattle

On Friday, a King County Sheriff’s detective arrived at the West Seattle home of Byron Barton to carry out an eviction. Barton can hardly speak… Continue reading

This documentary questions assumptions long accepted as gospel: that higher education is

This documentary questions assumptions long accepted as gospel: that higher education is the key to success; that it’s worth any price; and that it’s all… Continue reading

FareStart CEO Megan Karch is brimming with excitement as she offers a

FareStart CEO Megan Karch is brimming with excitement as she offers a tour of the 10,000 square feet of space her nonprofit will soon occupy… Continue reading

Last Sunday, Nestora Salgado’s daughter visited her in the Mexican prison where

Last Sunday, Nestora Salgado’s daughter visited her in the Mexican prison where the Renton resident has been held since August of last year. As usual,… Continue reading