25 Most Influential People in Seattle 2020

These innovators took bold actions and big risks during a trying year

First, Laura Clise; Second, Omari Salisbury; Third, Chris Murray; Fourth, Colleen Echohawk

Rob Smith

Donald Trump Averages Five Lies Per Day, Seattle-Based Website Finds

Since the 2016 election, the crowd-sourced Presterity website has tracked Trump administration falsehoods.

Following the 2016 presidential election, Seattle web designer Jan Miksovsky, and some of his former Microsoft co-workers, created Presterity, a…

Megan Lamb

New Travel Startup Makes Finding ADA-Friendly Hotels a Breeze

A Western Washington University alum's bright idea is helping travelers who use a wheelchair find the right accommodations.

Western Washington University grad Daman Wandke started AbiliTrek to provide comprehensive information about hotel accessibility and amenities for those with disabilities….

Danny Sullivan

Seattle’s New Transplants Want a Different City Than Newcomers of Old

Nearly half of King County's newest residents think they'll be gone in five years.

The idea of Seattle escapism has given way to urban growth and techie careerism.

Knute Berger

How Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Found Life After Her Husband’s Death

The author and social media executive spoke at Seattle's Moore Theatre this week.

Sheryl Sandberg speaking at a tech conference in 2008.

Linda Morgan

Create Your Perfect Travel Itinerary with New Seattle-based Site

A new Seattle-based website helps you create an unforgettable trip

Seeing iconic landmarks and historical sites is part of the allure of travel, but often it’s the little things—the hidden…

Seattle Mag

Aktionsart Unifies Art and Tech

The nonprofit organization supports projects where the two disciplines intersect

Julia Fryett, the director of Aktionsart, moved through the dark, graffiti-covered corridors of an abandoned school on Westlake Avenue in…

Jim Demetre

Seattle-based Glowforge is Sculpting the Future

Just don’t call the laser cutter/engraver a 3-D printer

Seattle startup Glowforge smashed crowdfunding records in the fall of 2015, raising almost $28 million (the original target was $100,000)…

Ryan Kindel

Pushing Buttons

A local tech innovation takes the idea of classic medical alert devices and gives them a trendy wearable tech update….

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