Seattleland

The man on Iron Mountain

Chuck Pillon has been living on a 10-acre junk-filled property near Renton for decades.

 

Safe consumption part 3: The opposite of addiction

Final episode of our three-part series on controversial supervised consumption sites

 

Safe Consumption Part 2: The Site

Lots of people in the Seattle area look to Vancouver for an example of what works, or what doesn’t.

 

Safe consumption: The debate

In the first of a three-part series, we enter into the heated, emotional, and sometimes bitter debate around one of the most controversial policy proposals in the country.

Dockless in Seattle

In the year since a new kind of bikeshare was launched in Seattle, the bikes have been found in many interesting spots. But is there a place for them in the region’s future?

Without shelter

As homeless deaths climb, these women insist that those who are lost are remembered.

Faith, doubt, and Pedro the Lion

How David Bazan’s religious roots set the stage for his band’s very relevant return.

Shifting SIFF

How the Seattle International Film Festival went from being yet another festival dominated by male directors to a place at the leading edge of parity in programming.

Secret agent man

Former double agent Naveed Jamali gives us an inside look at the life of a spy.

The backlog

The president says he wants them. Tech companies say they want them. So why are some of the region’s most talented workers waiting a lifetime to gain citizenship.

Boarders vs. bureaucracy

How a common need for dry land, an unconventional perspective on property rights, and 25 tons of cement brought a community of skateboarders together in Renton.

Black Lives Matter meets #MeToo

Columnist Marcus Harrison Green tells us about a troubling rift and the resulting rebirth in the local arm of the social movement.

The matriarch of marijuana

Meet JoAnna McKee, a persistent voice in the ear of wary politicians who didn’t believe that marijuana was medicine. Until they met JoAnna, that is.

A hardwood classic

As basketball season comes to a close, a poetic ode to a long-shot team.

The other Robert E. Lee

Some people in Kent thought their police station was named for the Confederate general. They were wrong.

What’s in a game?

Inside the growing community of pinball-playing women making a scene in Seattle.

Inslee and outrage

After the election of President Trump, many in Seattle and its surrounding communities let their anger be heard. Gov. Jay Inslee was one of them.

Martin Luther King’s county

Washington state is home to the only jurisdiction named for the civil rights leader. How did that happen?

Meet the producer

We turn the tables on our host and ask her a few questions in this bonus episode. Chiefly, what are you doing? And why?!