Stories

Meet Claudia, the resident cat at Ophelia’s secondhand bookstore in Fremont. As soon as I entered the store, the friendly feline followed me upstairs to…

Elbridge Amos Stuart, the founder of world-renowned brand Carnation Milk, knew something about color. When the American industrialist bought this farm site in the Snoqualmie…

One of the things I like the most about Mt. Baker beach in Southeast Seattle is the t-shaped pier that allows visitors to get closer…

No deposit. No background check. Monthly rent of $350, in cash, for a room within walking distance to work. Back in 2013, Skyler Wister, a…

A computer monitor displayed a production goal of 125 bags and a pace of 95.1 percent as workers pressed pedals and moved leather pieces through…

Considering it wasn’t in “Sleepless in Seattle,” the rundown floating home you see above attracts a lot of attention. As I sneaked in to sketch…

An excursion to the Puget Sound shoreline never disappoints, especially during the extreme low tides that usually happen around the summer and winter solstice.

For those who work in the local maritime industry, boating season doesn’t start today. It’s a year-round occupation. Once every three weeks, for example, Capt….

Three or four times a day, Bob Schaper logs onto the Angel Flight West website to search for his next assignment. The volunteer pilot is…

When the Columbia City Cinema closed in 2011, many worried the neighborhood theater was gone for good. But just as the building was about to…

It may be just a shell of what it once was, the most iconic ferry ever to crisscross Elliott Bay, but the 1930s-era Kalakala hasn’t…

Idle buses and trolleys fill row after row at a bus storage lot in Tukwila, white and brown coaches from the ’40s, bright red GMCs…

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