What's Your Local Wonder Question?

A previous Local Wonder story explored the question, "Is the 'Seattle freeze' a real thing?"
Credit KUOW Photo/Daniel Berman

Local Wonder is an experiment in a new method of storytelling at KUOW. It begins with your questions. 

Submit any question about Seattle, the Puget Sound region, or its people via the form below. Then, listeners vote to decide which question will be investigated in a future KUOW story. 

Follow KUOW on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all our Local Wonder activity. Scroll down below the form to browse an archive of previously answered Local Wonder questions. Still have questions about the project? Contact localwonder@kuow.org.

Local Wonder
9:09 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

Who Are The Descendants Of Seattle's Early Families?

No, not the diner. Zack Cook, a market master at the Pike Place Market is a descendant of the Dennys, one of Seattle's first pioneering families.
Credit KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

If you want to find Seattle’s dead pioneers, it’s easy.

They’re all in one spot: Lakeview Cemetery on Capitol Hill.

Leonard Garfield, of the Museum of History and Industry, tells me the cemetery is the Who’s Who of Seattle past.

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Local Wonder
6:42 pm
Sun August 17, 2014

What's On The Bottom Of Lake Washington? Planes, Trains And …

"Nobody takes out the trash on the bottom of Lake Washington," says Mike Racine, captain of "Hat Trick."
KUOW Photo/Jake Warga

What’s on the bottom of Lake Washington? Listener Merry McCreery wanted to know.

For KUOW Public Radio’s Local Wonder project, I embarked on a strange journey that took me to the heart of this vast lake that separates Seattle from the Eastside. What I learned was astonishing, often gross and, on occasion, heartbreaking.

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Local Wonder
7:49 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Why Are There So Few Mosquitos In Seattle?

Sharon Collman, an entomologist at Washington State University, hunts for mosquitos.
Credit KUOW Photo/Ashley Ahearn

KUOW listener Nancy Beaudet had a question: Why are there so few mosquitos in Seattle?

As part of our Local Wonder series, we sent our environmental reporter, Ashley Ahearn, onto the muddy trails of the Washington Park Arboretum to find out why skeeters don’t plague Seattle summers.

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Local Wonder
7:27 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Is The Seattle Freeze A Real Thing?

Credit KUOW Photo/Daniel Berman

When John Reese moved from northern Illinois to Seattle last year he kept hearing people talking about the Seattle Freeze. So far he hasn’t seen any sign of it. In fact, he says people are nicer here than they are back home.

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