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An Imported Disease Is Threatening Seattle’s Local Bat Population

Researchers are racing to learn more about our only flying mammals before they disappear

A brown bat like this one was found dead in 2017, infected with a fungus that has decimated bat populations on the East Coast. Protecting the species helps control insect populations; these bats consume up to twice their body weight in one evening. Photo by Igor Cheri This article appears in print in the September 2018 issue. Click…

Maria Dolan

How Backyard Cottages Could Help Seattle’s Homeless Problem

Through the Block Project, one Seattle Family is opening its heart -- and its backyard- to a homeless man

Once homeless, Bobby Desjarlais, right, now lives in a small home built in the backyard of Dan Tenenbaum and Kim Sherman’s Beacon Hill property

Erica C. Barnett

Seattle Artists and Tacoma’s Homegrown Creatives are Growing a Buzzworthy South Sound Arts Scene

The DIY spirit of Seattle’s scrappy little sister—along with its affordability—is creating a notable art scene populated, in part, by displaced Seattle artists

SIGNS POINT TO YES: As part of the city’s public mural project, Tacoma artist Mindy Barker created this astrally affirmational mural near the Hilltop neighborhood

Gwendolyn Elliott

Meet the New Wave of Female Farmers

Women have been hidden players on the nation’s farms, but local storyteller Audra Mulkern is out to change that

RECORD KEEPER: With photos and a website, Audra Mulkern is spotlighting the role of women in farming

Cynthia Nims

Inside the New Nordic Museum: Behind the Scenes for One of Seattle’s Most Anticipated Cultural Openings of the Year

The Nordic Museum’s new home is a stunning architectural showpiece where everyone can be Nordic for a day

An architectural rendering of the new museum on Market Street, opening May 5

Gwendolyn Elliott

Inye Wokoma’s Last Stand: One Man’s Fight To Save Seattle’s Central District

His family once owned almost a dozen homes in the rapidly gentrifying Central District. Now, Inye Wokoma is trying to hang on to just one as his family scatters throughout the region and he sees the neighborhood he knew disappearing

Inye Wokoma stands in front of his home at 913-915 24th Ave. The duplex was originally purchased by his grandfather, Franklin Green, and was the first of 11 homes once owned by members of his extended family in the Central District.

Naomi Ishisaka

Winemaker Charles Smith’s Leschi Home Is One For the Ages

Scandinavian influence makes its way through this home on Lake Washington

Charles Smith and daughter Charlotte cozy up on the expansive sectional in the main living area. A big change he made to this space was removing a glass ceiling in the dining room—“It made the room seem vast,” Smith says—and replacing accordian doors that

Virginia Smyth

Best of the Burbs: The Next Generation of Seattle Suburbs

Living outside the city has always been an attractive option for many, but with housing prices in Seattle going up, up and up, the suburbs around us are more magnetic than ever.

The Issaquah Highlands, a planned community, offers city-like density and amenities in the burbs

Sheila Mickool, Niki Stojnic, Julie Arnan, Virginia Smyth, Sarah Edwards and Megan Lamb