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IWG Flexible Workspaces Foster Transformational Change | Sponsored

IWG’s hybrid model boost productivity, profits and employee happiness.

IWG is the world’s largest provider of flexible workspace, with 3,500 locations operating under brands including Regus, Spaces and HQ across 120 countries. Its network is unrivaled in its reach, which extends beyond central business districts to suburban and rural areas, where employees have an unparalleled choice of locations in the heart of their local…


Sponsored | How COVID-19 Changed College Admissions

What Every High School Parent and Student Should Know

After last year’s unusual college admission season, parents of high school juniors and seniors have more questions than ever about applying to college during COVID-19. The global pandemic has created a new landscape for students currently applying for college, says college counselor Kelly Herrington.  “When people ask me how COVID-19 has changed college admissions, I…


All Eyes on Seattle

A note from the editor

The new Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington.


News Round Up: The West Seattle Bridge is Falling Down, Falling Down…

Plus: Some farmers markets are reopening and Pride weekend is going virtual

The West Seattle Bridge is closed until further notice.


How Climate Activist Jamie Margolin Plans to Save the World (and Graduate High School)

"There’s no pride in doing the bare minimum, and there’s no pride in standing in the center when there are two clear sides: life or death.”

Climate activist Jamie Margolin in the Naneum Ridge State Forest, at the site of the Snag Canyon Fire. Started by lightning in 2014, the wildfire burned approximately 12,660 acres and 22 structures, including homes and cabins


Meet a Local Activist Fighting for Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors

Leah Griffin helps guide the creation of laws that intimately impact rape survivors in Washington state

This article appears in print in the March 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe.Sitting in the window of a café on a rainy Saturday, wearing a sweater with rainbow trim, Leah Griffin greets me with a hug and a smile. It’s a day off from her full-time job as a school librarian in North Seattle, but Griffin has…

Seattle, WA - September 21, 2019:Bainbridge island ferry departing port of Seattle.

This Week Then: Looking Back on Seattle’s Most Influential Union

Plus: The trial of the Seattle Seven

This story was originally published at Subscribe to their weekly newsletter. Getting United On February 19, 1909, Local 174 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters was chartered in Seattle. Many of its first members, then totaling around 400, drove teams of horses to deliver goods for local employers. As the auto age progressed, membership expanded to…


Meet the Seattleite Making History with the NAACP

De Aunt’e Damper builds community for a more inclusive Seattle

STAYING POWER: Damper has returned to Rainier Beach High School as a student group advisor


This Week Then: Celebrating Black History Month in Washington State

From activists to poets, many African Americans have played crucial roles in shaping Washington state history

This story was originally published at Subscribe to their weekly newsletter. Celebrating Black History Every month is Black History Month at HistoryLink, and this week we note some of the many African Americans who have played crucial roles in shaping Washington state history. Contributions by the black community to Washington’s growth are legion. Their influence has…

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This Week Then: Washington State’s Biggest Earthquakes

Plus: Looking back on the Battle of Seattle

This story was originally published at Subscribe to their weekly newsletter. A Tremor to Remember On January 26, 1700, a massive earthquake struck the Pacific Northwest and sent racing across the Pacific Ocean a tsunami that slammed into Japan. Scribes there recorded the wave, making it the earliest documented historical event in Western Washington. It is…

Seattle, USA - April 18, 2012: Starbucks corporate office on 2401 Utah Avenue South at twilight, just outside downtown Seattle in the Sodo district.

Starbucks Adopts Sustainability Agenda

The CEO of the global coffee company’s announces a five-point strategy to accomplish reducing its carbon emissions, water use and waste

Starbucks just ordered up an extra jolt of environmental expresso by announcing a multi-decade plan to become a “resource-positive” company, including setting targets for the reduction of carbon emissions, water use and waste by 2030. The plan, announced by Starbucks Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson in a public letter to shareholders, customers and partners, is…

"Boardwalk at Long Beach in Washington State, USA"

This Week Then: Long Beach Turns 98

Plus: The story behind King County's name

This story was originally published at Subscribe to their weekly newsletter. Oceanside Bounty On January 18, 1922, Long Beach incorporated in Pacific County, more than a century after Captain William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition traveled to the site on a well-trodden Indian trail and carved his name into the side of a tree….

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Publisher’s Note: The True Seattle Influencers

Forget social media. These are the real heroes.

In-flu-ence /ˈinflo͝oəns/. The power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. An emanation of spiritual or moral force. An ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans. With all the attention on “influencers” on social media, I think we’ve lost the true meaning of…

Photography by Grant Hindsley

Every Car Has a Story: ‘I don’t own cars. They own me.’

Blake Siebe takes a most unusual approach to car collecting

There are two kinds of car collectors. The vast majority fit into a sort of “check box” mentality of acquiring cars anointed by others as collector worthy. In contrast, a rare category of car collectors, I might venture to say, are the true cognoscenti who discover vehicles that no one is yet appreciating. They relish in…