Seattle City Council candidate Venus VelÃ¡zquez (top) and Seattle School Board candidate Maria Ramirez.
The annual ranking's cover, and Reed College President Colin Diver.
The popular SeaSk8 skateboard park at Seattle Center, before it was torn down for a parking garage. (City of Seattle)
Dealing with homelessness and its attendant problems have become a focus of Northwest cities' social agendas
Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., is ranked sixth among all congressmen for "bringing home the pork" in the form of federal budgetary earmarks
A recent test run of Sound Transit light rail. (Sound Transit)
A recent installment of "A Prayer for Gloria" and <i>Seattle Times</i> columnist Jerry Brewer (inset).
The passenger steamer <i>Daily</i>, launched in 1912, served on the Seattle-Tacoma route.