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Can Huskies football shake its scandal-plagued past?

SANTA CLARA, CA. – The toughest part of coach Chris Petersen’s task is not devising a plan for his fourth-ranked Washington Huskies to beat eighth-ranked…

Underfoot at Pike Place: Big names and oddball history

Pike Place Market is familiar to us all, yet full of surprises. According to the Market’s last annual report, the Market Foundation served 59,000 meals…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Mike Rizzo on Washington Beer History For beer lovers and history nuts out there, gone are the days of forced reconciliation — making only beers…

Portland has what Seattle lost

For a Seattleite, entering Oregon is like visiting a foreign country. It’s familiar, but an alternate reality. Here we pump our own gas, in Oregon…

A new hub for native arts at Pike Place

This story originally appeared in Ampersand magazine, a product of Forterra. A wooden Sasquatch sculpture, 7-feet-tall, stands guard in the Pike Place Market atrium where…

Hunting school offers lessons on life, death and the dinner table

Lying prone on the grass, I shuffle my elbows forward to position the rifle butt against my right shoulder. I close my left eye and…

Everyday magic in a neighborhood grocery store

This story originally appeared in Ampersand magazine, a product of Forterra. It happens at least once a month. I’m standing in line at my neighborhood…

How animals have shaped Seattle. And still do.

Animals have played enormous roles in shaping of modern cities, though few of us stop to think about it. Take Boston, which was developed around…

6 things to do this holiday weekend

Native Holiday Gift Fair This weekend, the Duwamish tribe (who’ve been in this area for over 10,000 years!) invites the public to their longhouse in…

A welcome break from Seattle’s architectural horror show

Pioneer Square has seen an influx of new people this fall, as 800 Weyerhaeuser employees move into the company's sparkling new headquarters. Almost immediately, the impact was…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

TEDXSeattle 2016 This event looks like just what the doctor ordered. Head to McCaw Hall on Saturday to hear inspiring stories from inspired people. Right…

Stories from the Pacific’s drowning islands

In conversation with the novelist Aleksandar Hemon, Nigerian-American writer and photographer Teju Cole writes of transatlantic identity: ...Nigeria haunts me in terms of being a…

Seahawks star Baldwin knows Trump’s America all too well

This story originally appeared on SportspressNW.com. A child of the South and the son of a cop, Doug Baldwin has a rare perspective about the…

To fund Seattle parks, this vet will run across Antarctica

Update:  Seattle's Kyle McCoy finished first at the 4 Desert's Last Race in Antarctica. He completed 250 kilometers in total and raised some $75,000 in funds for the Seattle Parks…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Brief Fling Pacific Northwest Ballet presents three different works in this program and they are each singular and memorable: the titular “Brief Fling” by Twyla…

Trump: Making radical right wingers relevant again

A Toyota Tacoma sporting a large swastika and a “Jew Lies Matter” slogan has been zipping up and down I-5 this fall. It’s been getting…

How tech is changing Seattle’s art scene

In Seattle today, we tend to think of tech and art as opposing forces. Recent years — and rising rents — have shown that there…

Seattle may get a new arena, no taxpayer money required

Chris Hansen agreed Tuesday to do what liberal Seattle has wanted him to do for five years: agree to fund privately his $500 million proposed…

Slam poet Nikkita Oliver on fighting racism with art

Nikkita Oliver was spending the summer in New York City when George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was acquitted. She says that she…

8 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Science of Spirits Head to the Pacific Science Center for one of their special adults-only events, where it’s at last okay to feel like a…

Pacific Science Center: The best place in Seattle to be murdered?

It's not that I wish death on anyone — this is how I begin all my articles — but if a murder were to occur…

Can dive bars make it in modern Seattle?

Seattle is undergoing unprecedented growth, at least in recent times. A Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) midyear report found there are currently 65 building projects under…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style Even if you’re not the sort to get giddy at the sight of, oh, the September issue of…

How Seattle stopped a freeway, and may gain a monument

Maybe’s it’s an “only in Seattle” type of story, but for years citizen activists have been trying to get the state to preserve a small…

Five things to do in Seattle this weekend

The Holler Sessions From a motley radio studio, a DJ named Ray (Frank Boyd) delivers an irreverent, unapologetic love letter to jazz. This one-man show,…