Climate change, wildfires, ash falling from the sky. A six-story rubber duck. Protests and passion projects. A mayoral scandal, followed by the city’s first female mayor in nearly 100 years. Once-in-a-lifetime planetary events. The never-ending saga of Seattle arenas.
This year, the issues affecting our city ranged from weird and wild to the undeniably awe-inspiring, and the most talked about topics were well-documented across platforms, from yard signs and protest posters to a well-turned tweet. As we look back on the tumultuous year that was, those signs and signifiers best capture the spirit of this year; for better, worse and for what lies ahead.