News & Features

May 16, 2012 11:33 PM
Since researching our June article on the shaky state of local resident orca populations, I’ve been waiting for the report from NOAA’s...
May 16, 2012 6:52 PM
This February, a young killer whale washed up on the chilly shores of southwest Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula.Scientists looking at the...
May 15, 2012 6:38 PM
If you're interested in blogging professionally, self-publishing digitally, creating e-books—or your employer wishes you knew more about...
April 20, 2012 12:29 AM
Trolling with a guide off Malcolm Island near the northern end of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, we watch the rod tip, hoping for a...
April 8, 2012 6:37 PM
Most Seattleites walk or drive past the Space Needle and the other major buildings at Seattle Center without giving much thought to who...
April 8, 2012 6:36 PM
On April 21, 1962, visitors from close by and around the world streamed through the gates of the Seattle World’s Fair to witness a future...
April 5, 2012 11:27 PM
Imagine receiving a telephone call from your child’s teacher asking you about your family’s academic goals and how you can work together to...
February 22, 2012 8:59 PM
It’s the least sexy, most flammable cocktail-party topic around: transportation. The horror story about a one-hour crosstown crawl. The...
February 18, 2012 12:34 AM
When Tim Gaydos takes visitors on a walking tour of Belltown, where he lives with his wife and two small children, he’s always a half-step...
February 17, 2012 12:45 AM
A Wrecking Brawl For nearly 60 years, Seattle’s polarizing north-south thoroughfare, the Alaskan Way Viaduct, crouched in concrete splendor...
February 17, 2012 12:32 AM
NOW Many big employers, such as hospitals, build parking garages and charge employees to park in them. But garages cost millions of dollars...
February 17, 2012 12:23 AM
ELECTRIC COMPANYCharging stations are popping up all over the city, making it easier for Seattleites to turn to green, clean electric-...
February 17, 2012 12:06 AM
Every month, 97 Seattle Police Department parking enforcement officers print around 45,000 citations (about 7 percent of the city’s total...
February 16, 2012 10:54 PM
If money were no object, what single thing would you do to improve transportation in the region? We put that question to dozens of local...
February 16, 2012 10:39 PM
Just when you thought cross-lake commuting couldn’t get any more fun, tolling on the S.R. 520 bridge went into effect. Now, crossing the...