It’s hard not to feel dazed and confused after a look in the rearview mirror at 2018. The city is growing at a breakneck pace while trying to tackle tough issues such as ever-increasing homelessness, threats to historic venues and whiplash waffling by our mayor.
We said goodbye to Paul Allen, one of Seattle’s most giving philanthropists and a city shaper, prepared for a looming traffic-ocalypse called the “period of maximum constraint” and grappled with #MeToo. Yet 2018 was the year our community came together in a multitude of ways—to resist, to gather courage and to celebrate art, culture and life. So, here’s some hindsight from 2018; glean from it what you can and buckle up for what’s to come.
Seattle Civility on Trial
Seattle Environment News by the Numbers
Seattle Supports the Arts
The Waffling Ways of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan
Seattle Big Businesses Make Power Moves
Seattle’s Homelessness Epidemic Grows
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson Has Been Busy
Seattle’s Growing Pains
Seattle’s Highs and Lows
Seattle’s Bike-Share Program Is Having “A Year”
Seattle’s Sports Get Poetic
Readers’ Choice Poll Winners