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Molbak’s Returns

Molbak’s Returns

Popular store launches community hub for gardening

Molbak’s has launched a new community initiative called Green Phoenix Collaborative at Molbak’s, which will transform the former retail site into a community hub for all things gardening. The collaborative will feature programs, classes, and events.

Historic Cornish College Building For Sale

Historic Cornish College Building For Sale

Kerry Hall was the original home of college founder Nellie Cornish

The historic Kerry Hall building, at 710 E. Roy St. in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, was built in 1921 and was the home of Nellie Cornish, who founded the arts college in 1914 and ran it for 25 years. The college was formed in the building and has occupied it since then.

Shelter for the Storm

Shelter for the Storm

The Seattle Storm's new basketball facility represents so much more than just a gym

As a collegiate rower at Yale, Ginny Gilder and her teammates stripped naked, wrote “Title IX” on their chests, and marched into the director of physical education’s office. They demanded the university provide the women’s crew team with a locker room and showers at the boathouse, just as the men’s team already had. They were…

Seattle: Again The Place To Be

Seattle: Again The Place To Be

Seattle nears pre-pandemic visitor levels in impressive turnaround

Visit Seattle released preliminary figures for 2023 at its annual meeting Wednesday, and found that the region hosted 37.8 million visitors last year, an 8.9% increase from 2022. That’s just 10% less than in 2019, the last full year before the pandemic.

Foot Traffic Rises Again in Downtown Seattle

Foot Traffic Rises Again in Downtown Seattle

Downtown Seattle Association: Slow recovery continues

Nearly 1.9 million visitors came downtown last month. Downtown averaged 85,000 daily workers, a 16% increase from February 2023. That, however, is only 57% compared to the same period in 2020, right before the pandemic.

Washington’s Woeful Gender-Pay Gap

Washington’s Woeful Gender-Pay Gap

Women across the state earn significantly less than men

Women across the state made $18,4000 less in average wages than men in 2022. New research from the National Partnership for Women and Families found that only Utah has a larger discrepancy, at $20,649.

Seattle’s Neighborhoods: Creating Purpose and Place

Seattle’s Neighborhoods: Creating Purpose and Place

The March/April issue, out now, highlights why the city is such a special place

In more than three decades as a journalist, I’ve never yelled “stop the press.” But I will say “hot off the press,” which leads me to the new issue of Seattle magazine. In our March/April issue, we continue on our mission to elevate and celebrate Seattle’s position as a world-class city by emphasizing one of…

The Upside of Downtown Seattle

The Upside of Downtown Seattle

Activity is up, crime is down, people are returning

More than 106,000 residents now call downtown Seattle home. Thirty-one construction projects are underway. More than 3.5 million out-of-town visitors spent time in the city’s core last summer, a post-pandemic high. Those are just a few of the numbers cited at Thursday’s annual State of Downtown summit held by the Downtown Seattle Association. While challenges…

A Delicious Start to Women Making History Month 

A Delicious Start to Women Making History Month 

Start by supporting these women-owned restaurants, wineries, and breweries

March has long been observed as Women’s History Month, with International Women’s Day being celebrated on March 8. Here in Washington state, March is now “Women Making History Month” for the first time. National Women’s Day was first observed in the United States on Feb. 28, 1908, to honor the garment worker’s 1908 strike in…

Women Making History Month

Women Making History Month

Grace Yoo seeks to reshape the Washington Women’s Commission

Grace Yoo sums up the mission of the Washington Women’s Commission in five seemingly simple words: “When women thrive, Washington thrives.” Yoo, a former Starbucks executive and diplomat with the U.S. Foreign Service, took over as director of the Women’s Commission 10 months ago. Her mission: to raise its profile. It was created on a…

Whale Watching is Extremely Popular

Whale Watching is Extremely Popular

New study pinpoints visitors, dollars in Washington state

A study for the Pacific Whale Watch Association by Martin Associates finds that whale watching expeditions in Washington state create $119.1 million in economic value and support 1,125 jobs…

Hayden Homes: A Culture of Caring | Sponsored

Hayden Homes: A Culture of Caring | Sponsored

Giving back, changing lives

Since 1989, Hayden Homes has worked hard to build a reputation for the quality of our homes and the passionate support we give to the communities in which we live and work. The balance of building and giving is essential to who we are. It’s what connects our people, passion, and purpose. We believe in…

Best Companies: Wizards of the Workplace

Best Companies: Wizards of the Workplace

Executives from top-scoring companies share their beliefs and behaviors

It’s not exactly Undercover Boss, but Jessica Jackson learns a lot when she visits Revolution Custom/Civil Builders workers at job sites. Jackson, office manager at the Issaquah-based general contractor, surprises workers with lunch once a month. She hears questions and concerns she never expected. “We are pretty shocked at what we learn,” Jackson says. “Normal,…

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