2018 Year in Review

In Memoriam

Remembering the Seattleites we lost in 2018

This article is part of the Year in Review feature. Click here to subscribe. Paul Allen, 65, Microsoft co-founder, Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers owner, philanthropist and humanitarian. Joaquin Avila, 69, civil-rights and voter-law attorney. Barbara Bailey, 74, co-owner of Bailey/Coy Books. Patricia Barry, 71, founder of the Hi Spot Café and Community Voice Mail for…

Beau Iverson

Seattle, What Just Happened? Our 2018 Year in Review

Congratulations, you made it through another crazy year

QUICK QUESTIONS: After Amazon halts work on its construction projects in the city in response to the head tax, this light projection appears on Rainier Tower

Gwendolyn Elliott, Beau Iverson, Maggie Kerr, John Levesque, Chelsea Lin, Linda Morgan, Niki Stojnic and Alanna Wight

2018 Year in Review: The Best of Seattle

The best in public art, community gatherings, dining, sports and more

BUILDING A WALL…OF COLOR: Seattle artist Gabriel Marquez works on his mural between Holgate and Lander streets on the SoDo Track busway in July

Gwendolyn Elliott, Maggie Kerr, John Levesque, Chelsea Lin and Niki Stojnic

2018 Year in Review: Seattle Civility on Trial

It's been a year full of scandals

This article appears in print in the December 2018 issue, as part of the Year in Review feature. Click here to subscribe. Former Mayor Ed Murray was just the first in a march of disgrace… Boys Behaving Badly #MeToo, the hashtag that became the rallying cry against sexual harassment and sexual assault, began generating meaningful conversations around sexual misconduct—which,…

Linda Morgan

2018 Year in Review: Seattle Environment News by the Numbers

We banned straws, made tree cutters pay and sweated through another smoky, hot summer in Seattle

This article appears in print in the December 2018 issue, as part of the Year in Review feature. Click here to subscribe. Zero The amount of treated or untreated gallons of vessel sewage now allowed in Puget Sound; the waters were designated a “no dump zone” by the Washington State Department of Ecology in May. 1,429 The number of…

Niki Stojnic

2018 Year in Review: The Waffling Ways of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan

From signing the head tax into law, and then signing its repeal weeks later, to wavering on the new police chief search, our mayor just couldn't make up her mind

This article appears in print in the December 2018 issue, as part of the Year in Review feature. Click here to subscribe. Off with its headIn a series of moves that manages to anger most of the city, Mayor Jenny Durkan signs into law a head tax on large Seattle companies passed by the Seattle City Council—then signs the…

Linda Morgan

2018 Year in Review: Seattle Big Businesses Make Power Moves

Amazon, Starbucks, Boeing, REI and Costco are keeping busy

This article appears in print in the December 2018 issue, as part of the Year in Review feature. Click here to subscribe. Push BackAmazon, Starbucks and other companies outspend proponents of the head tax 2 to 1 (while complaining about how much it would cost to pay it). Beta TestingStarbucks tries out a pilot program for cashless stores at…

Gwendolyn Elliott

2018 Year in Review: Seattle Supports the Arts

In spite of growing pains and rising costs, Seattle showed its creative side with a number of contributions to the cultural scene

This article appears in print in the December 2018 issue, as part of the Year in Review feature. Click here to subscribe. Photo by Will Wilson Art History, ReframedIn recognition of Seattle photographer Edward Curtis’ 150th birthday, Seattle Art Museum stages a group show that pairs his iconic images with work by contemporary indigenous artists, yielding new perspectives Photo…

Gwendolyn Elliott

2018 Year in Review: Seattle’s Homelessness Epidemic Grows

This year, stories from the homelessness epidemic took center stage like never before

IT TAKES A VILLAGE: Whittier Heights Village in North Seattle

Maggie Kerr