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In This Issue: Drugs of Choice?

In This Issue: Drugs of Choice?

Taking a look at the growing use of alternative treatments for mental health

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that Washington state and the city of Seattle sit on the cutting edge of using hallucinogenics to treat mental health…

UW Scores Top 10 World Ranking

UW Scores Top 10 World Ranking

U.S. News and World Report ties UW with University College London

The University of Washington is among the best universities around the globe.

Going on Vacation? Maybe Not.

Going on Vacation? Maybe Not.

We’re more vacation-deprived than ever

So-called “vacation deprivation” is at an 11-year high, with 65% of Americans saying they don’t take enough vacation. While that’s consistent with other countries, work-life balance here seems out of whack…

Clearing Up Misperceptions about Juneteenth

Clearing Up Misperceptions about Juneteenth

Delbert Richardson’s traveling museum seeks to educate, inform

Delbert Richardson wants to set the record straight…

Double Victory

Double Victory

Ballard High cheer notches National Championships

Visit Seattle’s Ballard High School, and you can’t help but notice the championship banners hanging from the gymnasium rafters…

ACT Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Co. May Merge

ACT Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Co. May Merge

Potential partnership would unite the organizations in ACT’s current home

ACT Contemporary Theatre and the Seattle Shakespeare Co. have announced plans to explore a merger…

Adrian Diaz Out As Seattle Police Chief

Adrian Diaz Out As Seattle Police Chief

Twenty-seven-year SPD veteran held the post for almost four years

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell has reassigned Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz. The move comes as the department faces several legal challenges. Diaz was officially named chief of police by Mayor Bruce Harrell in September 2022 after he had served as interim chief since the summer of 2020, replacing Carmen Best. Harrell said former King County…

The Scourge of Tipflation

The Scourge of Tipflation

When to tip, and how much is too much?

What do vape shops, self-serve frozen yogurt outlets, ticket counters at movie theaters, and merch tents at concerts have in common?

Editor's Note: Persistence and Progress

Editor’s Note: Persistence and Progress

Women share their perspective on equity and equality

During a recent appearance on entrepreneur Rachel Horgan’s new podcast, The Weekly, she jokingly told me something that caught me completely off-guard…

Zillow: Seattle Remains a ‘Strong Seller’s’ Market

Zillow: Seattle Remains a ‘Strong Seller’s’ Market

Home prices are on the rise. Price cuts are not.

Zillow says Seattle remains a “strong seller’s” market, as do 29 of the 50 largest metro areas across the United States. The report notes that inventory and new listings are up significantly in both Seattle and the United States in the past year.

UW President: ‘A Range of Opinions’ on Encampment Deal

UW President: ‘A Range of Opinions’ on Encampment Deal

Ana Mari Cauce: ‘Some people are upset’

Some praised University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce for brokering a deal Friday to end the pro-Palestinian encampment on the UW campus. Others thought the university gave up too much. Many students said it wasn’t a “real win,” and vowed to continue advocating for change…

Hoppy and Happy

Hoppy and Happy

Seattle Beer Week returns for its 15th year

I was enjoying a pint at my favorite Ballard brewery when I noticed the advertising flyer for the upcoming Seattle Beer Week. 

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