Marcie Sillman gets the week's reading list from beloved librarian Nancy Pearl, who in honor of back-to-school season recommends two academic satires: "Famous Writers I Have Known," by James Magnuson, and "Dear Committee Members," by Julie Schumacher.
The Seattle City Council is poised to approve new regulations governing microhousing. The bill would set new minimum requirements for tiny apartments and dorm-style projects. Developers say the regulations would kill off these projects entirely.
There’s a racial gap when it comes to how women experience breast cancer. Black women are 40 percent more likely to die from the disease compared to white women. And black women who survive tend to have lower quality of life.
There’s E. coli in the water again on Mercer Island. The island's 62 restaurants have been ordered to close and people are being told to boil their water for the second time in a week. Schools say they’ll remain open.
“Sobering” is how Washington Governor Jay Inslee summed up a draft report about the risks of increased oil transport through the state. In the report, the State Department of Ecology describes an unprecedented growth in this local transport, from virtually no trains carrying crude oil in 2011 to 714 million gallons in 2013.
About 20 people lined up Tuesday to be the first customers at Ike's Pot Shop at the corner of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street in the Central District. Ike's is the second retail pot store to open in Seattle.
Just past the front door of the Burke Natural History Museum, on the University of Washington campus, you’ll find a little alcove. It’s the perfect place to linger on a rainy day.
Under display cases of sparkling crystals and other mineral specimens, you’ll see sets of slim drawers. Open one, and after you let out a squeak of surprise, you can marvel at the bodies of insects, birds and other small creatures those drawers contain.
Mercer Island schools reopened Tuesday as officials said the city’s water supply was safe again after increased chlorination over the weekend. But they advised residents to first run cold water from every tap in their homes for five minutes, starting on the highest floor.
Left to right: Carissa Leeson, Christine Howard, Matt Streib and Pete Messling discuss coffee addiction at Espresso Vivace on Broadway. Matt has just finished his first cup of the day (at 11:37 a.m.) and is feeling great!