Can the Ethiopian community hang on in Seattle?

While the Rainier Beach neighborhood has long been a thriving center for Ethiopian Americans in Seattle, many community members are worried about preserving connections amid…

Hey hey, ho ho, has that Lenin statue got to go?

In the wake of Charlottesville and President Donald Trump's coddling of white supremacists, there is renewed controversy over Fremont’s second worst piece of public art…

What a park in the ID tells us about urban life

The expanded Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown International District (ID) is now open to the public. Not in the official sense with ribbon cutting…

Coming soon to Seattle: Ugly produce

This story originally appeared on EarthFix.  A California-based company that sells blemished and misshapen produce is expanding into the Northwest. Imperfect Produce buys so-called ‘ugly’ fruits and…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Rebirth Brass Band In their home city of New Orleans, Rebirth Brass Band has been playing the Maple Leaf every Tuesday night since 1983. And,…

Democrat, Republican and something in between?

There has been a mountain of words written in recent years — and particularly since the 2016 election — about the dysfunctional state of U.S.…

Ferguson movie rings true (even if you were there)

Years before white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, I was moving from Los Angeles to St. Louis. The year was 2014 and I had a somewhat less pessimistic view…

Sailing soon: an Orca-friendly, all-electric car ferry

Washington is poised to embark on an experiment in electric car ferries that could eventually transform the largest ferry fleet in the nation. And little…

A fishy excuse? Tribes say eclipse didn’t cause Atlantic salmon escape

Lummi Tribal fishermen fishing near Samish south of Bellingham Bay have already reported catching some of the thousands of Atlantic salmon escapees that fled a…

Seattle’s love-hate relationship with tourists

Seattle is a great city in the summer. The scenery is at its finest, and downtown is abuzz with visitors from around the world. Much…

First wildfire, now teens replenish a tribe’s huckleberry harvests

This story originally appeared on EarthFix. When Inez Bill’s father died about fifteen years ago, she wanted to gather huckleberries for his funeral, so she…

In total awe

MADRAS, OR — Monday’s solar eclipse atop Oregon’s high desert started at sunrise, when thousands of eclipse hunters including myself looked to the west with…

Seattle’s love-hate relationship with tourists

Seattle is a great city in the summer. The scenery is at its finest, and downtown is abuzz with visitors from around the world. Much…

First wildfire, now teens replenish a tribe’s huckleberry harvests

This story originally appeared on EarthFix. When Inez Bill’s father died about fifteen years ago, she wanted to gather huckleberries for his funeral, so she…

A fishy excuse? Tribes say eclipse didn’t cause Atlantic salmon escape

Lummi Tribal fishermen fishing near Samish south of Bellingham Bay have already reported catching some of the thousands of Atlantic salmon escapees that fled a…

Sailing soon: an Orca-friendly, all-electric car ferry

Washington is poised to embark on an experiment in electric car ferries that could eventually transform the largest ferry fleet in the nation. And little…

In total awe

MADRAS, OR — Monday’s solar eclipse atop Oregon’s high desert started at sunrise, when thousands of eclipse hunters including myself looked to the west with…

Democrat, Republican and something in between?

There has been a mountain of words written in recent years — and particularly since the 2016 election — about the dysfunctional state of U.S.…

Coming soon to Seattle: Ugly produce

This story originally appeared on EarthFix.  A California-based company that sells blemished and misshapen produce is expanding into the Northwest. Imperfect Produce buys so-called ‘ugly’ fruits and…

Hey hey, ho ho, has that Lenin statue got to go?

In the wake of Charlottesville and President Donald Trump's coddling of white supremacists, there is renewed controversy over Fremont’s second worst piece of public art…

What a park in the ID tells us about urban life

The expanded Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown International District (ID) is now open to the public. Not in the official sense with ribbon cutting…

Ferguson movie rings true (even if you were there)

Years before white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, I was moving from Los Angeles to St. Louis. The year was 2014 and I had a somewhat less pessimistic view…

Can the Ethiopian community hang on in Seattle?

While the Rainier Beach neighborhood has long been a thriving center for Ethiopian Americans in Seattle, many community members are worried about preserving connections amid…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Rebirth Brass Band In their home city of New Orleans, Rebirth Brass Band has been playing the Maple Leaf every Tuesday night since 1983. And,…

Shakeup among Seahawks over Charlottesville

This story previously appeared on Sportspress NW. Add two more to the long list of people anguished over the grim, non-sports news of the weekend:…

He was already mourning. Then his brother was shot by police.

This is a story about a fatal police shooting and the loved ones who are left behind. It's become a familiar one in Seattle in…

How the 3rd-place finisher changed the mayor’s race

Attorney Nikkita Oliver’s campaign for mayor began quietly last winter, developing out of low-key meetings in the wood-floor backroom of the Central District’s 109-year-old Washington…