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City Council member Mike O’Brien at a recent office hours session in Ballard. So
August 2, 2016 5:12 PM
City Council members are now holding neighborhood office hours. Is it an effective way to govern?
Rick Steves
May 24, 2016 6:47 PM
These days, Rick Steves is looking a lot less like a happy traveler and a lot more like a road warrior. Gone is his trademark boyish mien...
May 12, 2016 10:29 PM
On a sunny summer weekend last year, I loaded my car with a tent, camping stove and border collie and hit the road, in hopes of finding a...
March 10, 2016 10:27 PM
This article originally appeared on Avvo.com. Last year, it was revealed that Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman had smoked...
Free-range kids
February 22, 2016 5:02 PM
This article originally appeared on Avvo.com. Over the millennia, human beings have chosen to raise their children as they see fit,...
women in tech Seattle
February 16, 2016 5:39 PM
The number of women and minorities working in technology today is the lowest it’s been in three decades and is still heading downhill, says...
A picture of a baby
February 15, 2016 6:42 PM
This article originally appeared on Avvo.com. One of the more joyful parental responsibilities is choosing a name for your new child....
Picture of a person on a hoverboard
January 26, 2016 7:19 PM
This article originally appeared on Avvo.com. 2016 ushered in a new era for California skateboarders: as of January 1, they can share...
January 22, 2016 1:46 AM
A classically trained pianist, Christopher O’Riley takes the stage at Meany Hall on the University of Washington campus and begins playing...
January 18, 2016 5:30 PM
Mental health issues such as depression are closely tied to physical health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, say...
December 9, 2015 11:38 PM
Months have passed since teachers in Seattle Public Schools walked the picket lines in the district’s first strike in 30 years. Students...
November 12, 2015 6:42 PM
When the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and Mayor Ed Murray’s office rolled out the 9 1/2 Block Strategy to clean up crime in a chunk of...
October 27, 2015 5:25 PM
For Carey Evenson, who shares one car with her husband, Car2Go has been a lifesaver on more than one occasion. But more than a year ago,...
July 27, 2015 9:59 PM
Nextdoor,  the social media network that connects neighbors with each other, didn’t set out to be the go-to site for crime and safety...
June 25, 2015 6:40 PM
On this side of the mountains, we don’t think too much about water. Even with a dry winter and Governor Jay Inslee declaring this a drought...
May 20, 2015 6:22 PM
Washington needs doctors. Actually, the whole country does. The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates the country may be short...