Seattle

Yes, There Are Black Tech Workers in Seattle

It's not an industry or a city where black professionals have much visibility. But they're finding each other at HERE Seattle.

Seattle Tries Shaming Its Citizens Into Participating in Composting

The city's "scarlet letter" system joins a long line of policies designed to embarrass. But do they work?

Seattle's Hottest New Job: Pot Lawyer

Washington state's marijuana businesses face a maze of regulations. Hilary Bricken helps guide them through it.

Seattle Gets Doused in a Mysterious 'Stinky Fog'

The unexplained mist had a putrid odor reminiscent of compost and sewer.

Cleaning Up Urban Waterways With Manmade Islands

The brains behind Scotland's Biomatrix Water use flotillas of plants to filter polluted water and soften concrete riverbanks.

The Future of Transportation Is Not All Flying Cars

What we've learned from our 9-month series on tomorrow's urban mobility.

The Carless Commute Ranking to End All Carless Commute Rankings

A new report ranks U.S. metros based on how many jobs residents can access by transit during the morning rush.

Seattle Wants to Change the Whole Conversation on Streetcars

Unlike most new lines in U.S. cities, the Center City Connector would operate in its own exclusive lane.

Overall, U.S. Streetcars Just Aren't Meeting the Standards of Good Transit

It's not anti-transit or anti-rail driving the skepticism; it's anti-bad rail transit.

7 Charts That Show How Good Mass Transit Can Make a City More Affordable

The rent can be a little damn high, so long as the ride isn't.

How Vancouver Became One of North America's Most Family-Friendly Cities

It took very concerted policy efforts going back to the early 1990s.

A Doomed Seattle Freeway Ramp Gets a Loving Goodbye

Artists transform a highway ramp that over the years has welcomed skateboarders, divers, hermits, and marriage-seekers.

Head Injuries Didn't Rise in Bike-Share Cities. They Actually Fell

In fact, head injuries declined about 14 percent after cities started bike-sharing programs.

Dear Seattle, Careful You Don't End Up Like Us. Love, Amsterdam

Retail cannabis stores are getting ready to open in Washington state. But at the same time in the Netherlands, decades of permissive pot policies are being eroded. 

The Urban Shift in the U.S. Start-Up Economy, in One Chart

Walkable suburbs and center city companies are dominating the tech scene.

Seattle Just Became the First City to Cap the Number of UberX and Lyft Drivers on the Road

Each service will be limited to 150 drivers at any given time.

Seattle News Helicopter Crashes Near the Space Needle, Killing 2

The KOMO copter hit two cars and set off a series of explosions

8 Facts About the U.S. Sex Economy

Pimps in Atlanta take in more than $30k per week, but only 14 percent reported spending some of it on condoms, according to a massive new report from the Urban Institute.

America Could Soon Face More Days of 'Extreme Rainfall'

The warming climate is predicted to bring punishing rainstorms.