I drank lots of water, flushed toilets, watered plants... and hardly thought once about how easy it is to just turn on the tap. When I need clean, fresh water, it's there.
This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.
Mayor Ed Murray today named Dylan Orr as director of the new Office of Labor Standards (OLS), which oversees implementation of the city's historic minimum wage law.
Let your eyes and your stomach guide you, but keep an eye out for the following treasures as you meander from stall to stall.
The wide wide world is just waiting to be explored, and it starts right at your doorstep. That's why I asked local moms to share their favorite spots in their own towns. No need to pack a bag to start exploring, you're already there.
One of the first friends I met when I moved to Seattle was Zak, standing by a urinal trough wearing golden armor down one arm and shiny metallic underwear. To be fair, it was Halloween; but since then I've seen him dress similarly on more than one occasion since then.
One strategy focuses on getting elected officials in local and state governments to adopt minimum wages above the federal level. The other strategy involves putting pressure on major employees -- typically highly visible companies that depend on positive public relations to gain consumers' dollars -- to raise the wages of their employees.
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I sat in during rehearsal with Sheila and the youth. After the initial sound check, Sheila sat down on the edge of the stage and said: "When we're in rehearsal, you're going to be full out. This is a time to be focused. There's no half. It's full out."
While Obama is the first U.S. president to acknowledge climate change in his speeches, America's 21st century climate legacy will happen despite his actions in the Arctic, not because of them.
Once upon a time, "geek" was considered a derisive label. The word alone conjured images of suspenders, pocket protectors, and wedgies. But with time, that has changed, as those skills formally relegated to geekdom have proven to be fundamental in a technology-driven economy.
Ten years ago today, Alaska Airlines ramp workers were removed from their jobs at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) and replaced by wor...
Investors need information about political spending so that they can make informed decisions. Political activity creates risk for companies, as Target discovered in 2010 when it saw boycotts in response to political spending in favor of a gubernatorial candidate who opposed same-sex marriage.
A drill ship that Shell intends to use to drill oil wells in Arctic waters off Alaska cannot be moored at the Port of Seattle without a new permit, Seattle city officials said Monday.
This week's episode features Johann, a South African man who grew up closeted and lonely until he discovered the gay community in a place he could never have imagined as a child: at a screening of Drag Race, hosted by Seattle performer Ben DeLaCreme.
True, The Beach Boys or R.E.M. or Nirvana are better known and had greater immediate impact, but The Sonics -- in the best American tradition -- turned their weaknesses into strengths and in so doing created an entire new aesthetic for recognizing rock at its best.