Best of 2016: Born a slave, Emma Ray was the saint of Seattle’s slums

It was the 1890s, and a series of underground tunnels and cellars existed beneath Gold Rush-era Seattle, a result of the city’s relentless leveling of…

True grit: Alice Lord demanded respect for working women — and won

When Alice Lord arrived to Seattle from New York around 1892, she and her husband were joining the flood of newcomers drawn to the western…

Seattle’s working women of World War II: An oral history

How the future of women in the workplace was shaped in Puget Sound

Born a slave, Emma Ray was the saint of Seattle’s slums


During World War I, a local woman was “found guilty of thinking”

The times of Louise Olivereau, Seattle’s World War I radical.

Best of 2015: In a time of world wars, June Burn forged a life of adventure and simplicity


In a time of world wars, June Burn forged a life of adventure and simplicity


Her feet complete a circle in time

Last of four parts. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Friday, my last walking day, I started at St. Edward…

A stroll in the park and across the cut

Third of four parts. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 The third morning, it was hard to believe that only…

Along Renton’s shore, pre-Boeing history has been erased

Second of four parts. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 The next morning, the sun woke me up early. I…

A history of Lake Washington, one step at a time

First of four parts. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 I originally decided to go for a long walk to…