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City Scaping: Finding a Balance Between Green Transportation and Safety

City Scaping: Finding a Balance Between Green Transportation and Safety

This month's Editor's Note from Rachel Hart

“I am all for green transportation options, but I’m even more for safety”

The Curious Case of the Illuminated Billboard

The Curious Case of the Illuminated Billboard

A building on Fourth and Union is testing the limits of Seattle's sign ordinance

This story was originally published at The C is for Crank.  Four years ago (an eternity in technological innovation terms) the Seattle City Council adopted new regulations intended to address what they worried was a coming onslaught of large billboards on the sides of Seattle buildings, especially downtown. The rules cracked down on the proliferation of “off-premises…

Get a Sneak Peek Behind the Plywood and Wrap at Seattle's Space Needle Remodel

Get a Sneak Peek Behind the Plywood and Wrap at Seattle’s Space Needle Remodel

Inside the Needle's makeover

Last week, the Seattle magazine team was invited to preview the changes in progress at the Space Needle. We donned hard hats, neon orange vests, safety glasses and gloves before hopping on the elevator and entering an active construction site. The grand reveal of the new observation deck is May 25, with no opening date…

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

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)

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

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…

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

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

Plus: The trial of the Seattle Seven

This story was originally published at HistoryLink.org. 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

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

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 HistoryLink.org. 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…

This Week Then: Washington State's Biggest Earthquakes

This Week Then: Washington State’s Biggest Earthquakes

Plus: Looking back on the Battle of Seattle

This story was originally published at HistoryLink.org. 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…

Starbucks Adopts Sustainability Agenda

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…

This Week Then: Long Beach Turns 98

This Week Then: Long Beach Turns 98

Plus: The story behind King County's name

This story was originally published at HistoryLink.org. 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….

This Week Then: The History of Skiing in the Cascade Mountains

This Week Then: The History of Skiing in the Cascade Mountains

Plus: Seattle's Fisherman's Terminal turns 106

This story was originally published at HistoryLink.org. Subscribe to their weekly newsletter. Out for a Ski This week Historylink takes to the slopes with a look at the history of skiing in the Cascade Mountains. The sport first became popular here in the 1910s, mainly due to the efforts of The Mountaineers, who opened a ski lodge…

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