Best of 2016: Why luxury high-rises are taking over Seattle

The strange saga of Sonny Kahn – the Miami developer who wants to build a 102-story apartment building in downtown Seattle – took a new…

Vancouver’s housing mess: Could it happen here?

Listen up, Seattle: That rushing noise you hear to the north? It’s the sound of capital gushing out of Vancouver’s collapsing housing market. Home sales…

Just how secure is Seattle’s economy?

Each morning on his way to work at City Hall, city budget director Ben Noble bikes past two under-construction office towers. Both are slated for…

Amazon, Microsoft act to prevent exodus of female staff

Can family life and a tech career coexist?

New showdown between density and preservation advocates

It may be time to show some sympathy for Kathy Nyland. In recent months, the besieged director of the city’s department of neighborhoods has become…

Why luxury high-rises are taking over Seattle


Activists want to unionize Uber. Here are the challenges they face.

This Friday, Obama strategist-turned-Uber spokesman David Plouffe will be in town to deliver a speech entitled “Uber and the Future of Work”. The event is…

Should Arctic drilling opponents take on Shell, or our own craving for crude?

Ok, admit it — you’re a little queasy about the recent “Paddle in Seattle” protests against Shell. It’s not that you questioned their cause: the…