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Climbers of Color reaches new heights

Members of Climbers of Color on a snowy mountain top

“The biggest thing that unites us, unfortunately, is exclusion. The other thing that unites us, though, is the joy in climbing.” The documentary “And We Rise” follows Climbers of Color, an organization traversing the region, building community, and lifting each other up.


Ryan Bythe molds stories in glass

Ryan Blythe working with glass

Glass-blowing artist Ryan Blythe worked with Dale Chihuly, studied under masters in Italy, and is currently working on a commission from Tiffany and Co. Not bad. “Art Zone with Nancy Guppy” popped into his studio on Vashon Island to see what he’s got cooking.


The “non-salaried busy-bodies” of Seattle's censorship board

Historic photos of Seattle theaters

Did you know Seattle had a group who picked through and selectively banned everything from live stage performances, films, and even arcades for anything “of an obscene, indecent or immoral nature?” This installment of “Favorite Archival Object” documents the rise and fall of the Board of Theatre Supervisors.


Councilmembers Lewis & Nelson on budget, homelessness & more

Council Edition host Brian Callanan with Andrew J. Lewis and Sara Nelson

It’s budget season for the Seattle City Council. Hear from Councilmembers Andrew J. Lewis and Sara Nelson as they share their budget priorities on the latest Council Edition. The duo also discuss funding a growing budget gap, addressing the city’s ongoing homelessness crisis, relief for small business owners and more.


Tsutakawa legacy is set in bronze

Tsutakawa Memorial Gates

George Tsutakawa’s beautiful bronze gates were stolen from the Washington Park Arboretum in March of 2020, leaving the community saddened and discouraged. Those feelings transformed into joy when George’s son, Gerard Tsutakawa, agreed to recreate them.


Video Voter’s Guide provides an election assist

2022 General Election Video Voters' Guide

Ballots come out this week, and our Seattle/King County Video Voter’s Guide is here to help you fill it out! It’s got short statements from candidates about their backgrounds, platforms, and motivations, so you know who’s the best choice for your community.


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