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Road Trip: Seattle travels Highway 2

Seattle Meets Highway 2 Highway 2 was the first highway to link Washington east to west and along it lies a cross-section of the state's…

Why a road trip across Washington?

Since last November’s election, it’s seemed more important than ever to get outside Puget Sound’s blue bubble. Political divisions have made it harder to connect…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

FareStart Guest Chef Night Every Thursday, the nonprofit FareStart hosts its very special Guest Chef Night. A noteworthy chef from Puget Sound takes to the…

Local Japanese Americans remember their imprisonment during WWII

This story originally appeared on KCTS9.org. Kay Sakai Nakao looks out at the shore from the back porch of her Bainbridge Island  home. She has…

Madame Butterfly: Art or cultural appropriation?

On stage at Seattle Opera next month is “Madame Butterfly,” the Giacomo Puccini classic about a 15-year-old Japanese maiden and her U.S. Naval officer husband…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival Three stages, 10 theater companies, 16 performances — all over two days, this weekend at Volunteer Park! 14/48 will be presenting…

In Tacoma, a new space for future ballerinas

The late Kabby Mitchell III was beloved for his talents, his warmth, his brio. The choreographer, teacher and role model was an artistic trailblazer: the…

Coming soon to KOMO: More editorials from ex-Trump official

Seattle, meet Boris Epshteyn. You're about to see a lot more of him. Epshteyn is many things: a banker, a communications flack for Republican campaigns, a…

At 5th Avenue: A daughter’s — and father’s — coming out story

Gays in Broadway musicals? Since the breakthrough of the 1983 show “La Cage Aux Folles,” hit stage productions featuring homosexual characters are not exactly uncommon. And…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Goatalympics Last month, a herd of goats was stationed near the I-5 underpass in the U-District, dutifully eating away the overgrown brush. I wasn’t the…

At last: Seattle architecture crushes on color

Not too long ago, you could look around the metropolitan region and lament the absence of color in new buildings. It seemed as if everything…

They can pass a budget, but do WA lawmakers know their Beyonce?

It has been one hell of a month, hasn’t it? Washington narrowly avoided a state shut down, and it’s not only the legislators who are…

The real threat to Seattle’s ‘hottest neighborhood’ — it’s not drive-bys

Much ado has been made about a column by Seattle Times writer Nicole Brodeur about Columbia City in which she appeared to judge the neighborhood’s…

These murals will change the way you look at Tacoma

On a recent Sunday afternoon, Eli Tail paints a wall in Tacoma’s historic Brewery District. An enormous swathe of blue and gold, the wall on…

New rainbow flag irks LGBTQ community

Earlier this month, the city of Philadelphia unveiled an updated Pride flag for this year’s celebration. In addition to the usual six colors, this one…

Interned in 1942, 92-year-old woman finally gets her diploma

Vashon High School graduated its Class of 2017 on a cold and drizzly evening last Saturday. Included among the exuberant and emerald-robed graduates was Mary…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Seu Jorge Not all outdoor concerts are a drive away or a wild festival kind of affair. Hang out on the green at the Woodland…

Got camel milk? Local Somali shops say ‘yes’

Nuria Osman sits a strainer of cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, cloves and dried ginger in a steaming cup of milk shaah tea at her shop,…

Hard truths about class and race from those who do the work

It’s quiet in the Greg Kucera Gallery but the silence is thick with stories. Laundry women fed up with brutal plantation owners. Slaves endlessly hoeing…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Barbecue A play about race and class with a story twist so clever -- no spoilers here -- you'll be talking about it all through…

The Race to Alaska is a ‘call to the heart’

This story originally appeared in The Port Townsend Leader. There is something Northwest boaters need to understand about the Race to Alaska, says Daniel Evans:…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

HONK! Fest West One of my favorite events of the year kicks off this Friday in Georgetown, carrying on in Pioneer Square, downtown’s Waterfront Park…

Jim Henson was more than a puppetmaster

The moment you enter The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at MoPOP, you’re greeted by urUtt the Weaver Mystic, characteristically poised in the familiar crouch…

Seattle’s Filipino community grapples with ‘My Family’s Slave’

On Wednesday evening, some 15 people filtered into the archives room of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) located in the basement of a…

No one ever knew Chris Cornell, but he knew us

Soundgarden was my first favorite band ever. I know I’m not alone, especially in this city, especially right now. But when I discovered them while…