City Life

Teen Spirit

Shining the spotlight on girl entrepreneurs

Kate Isler and Susan Gates launched TheWMarketplace with a simple purpose in mind: to support women-owned and “gender-balanced” businesses. It…

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Feeding Food Banks

Food banks seek help as inflation soars

As a political junkie closely attuned to current events, Rainier Valley Food Bank CEO Gloria Hatcher-Mays could see it coming….

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Headed for Tomorrow. Future Seattle May Look Very Different.

No parking downtown. Office buildings repurposed for affordable housing. The Seattle of the future will look very different. Here’s why that’s a good thing.

Years before they became coprincipals at Seattle’s Spectrum Development, Jake McKinstry and Gabe Grant got a clear glimpse of Seattle’s…

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Fave Five

Get out and discover what’s happening

The new Great Jones Gallery in Capitol Hill

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Book Excerpt: ‘Inventor, Bootlegger, Psychedelic Pioneer’

Brad Holden’s second book brings to life one of Seattle’s most colorful characters

Al Hubbard was a “charlatan, bootlegger, radio pioneer, top-secret spy, uranium entrepreneur and billionaire,” according to HistoryLink.org. Naturally, Brad Holden became…

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Seattle Magazine Essentials: Smoothies, Wine and an App for the Outdoors

Check out a collection of local finds.

Picture Perfect Check out Scenic Thurston County If you’re seeking influencer status on your social media channels or merely want to…

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Editor’s Note: A Gang of Green

Sustainable building and adaptive reuse increasingly dominate Seattle’s building landscape

Though Climate Pledge Arena generates most of the headlines, the real push to combat climate change in Seattle is nestled into neighborhoods…

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Pioneer Square’s Wave of Development

The district strikes a delicate balance.

Pictured fourth, Lisa Howard, executive director of the Alliance for Pioneer Square; Pictured fifth, ane Richlovsky, a building owner, artist, resident and landlord; Pictured Sixth, Tija Petrovich, Pioneer Square activist

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Editor’s Note: Against Long Odds

Crystal Allenton survived domestic abuse and homelessness to earn two college degrees

Long before the pandemic, Crystal Allenton knew she needed to make some big decisions to change her life. Allenton now holds…

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