You have questions about Seattle, Washington state or the Pacific Northwest. Our reporters want to answer them. That's what Northwest Wonders is for. It’s a Crosscut initiative that invites readers to shape our journalism.
How does it work? Below, you can direct your questions to four reporters, each focused on a different coverage area: Hannah Weinberger (Science and Environment), Margo Vansynghel (Arts and Culture), Manola Secaira (Native Communities) and Mossback himself, Knute Berger (Northwest history).
Reporters and editors will then look through the questions and decide which we feel capable of answering. Knowing our readership, we’re expecting to receive a lot of thoughtful questions. To narrow it down, we may post a voting round to let other readers weigh in on which questions they want answered most. After that comes the reporting.
Once the reporting is done, we’ll post our resulting journalism — it could be an article, photo, video or a combination of any of those things! You may even get a shout out in the story for sharing your question.
Scroll down to read mission statements from each of our participating reporters and to ask them your questions. You’ll also find the question submission forms at the bottom of all their articles. If you have a general question that doesn’t fit into one of the focus areas, you can submit it at the bottom of this page.
Note: We invite Northwest Wonderers to provide their email address in case a reporter needs to reach out for clarifications or updates. This is completely optional. We'll only use your email to follow up about your submission, and to send you any newsletters you sign up for.