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It’s official: Seattle will be moving to ranked-choice voting

Brian Callanan with City Inside/Out guests about ranked choice

Seattle voters have narrowly approved a measure to elect future city hall leaders through an alternate system called ranked-choice voting. How will it work, and when will the transition take place?


⚡ The Electruc that could ⚡

The Electruc

In 1968, Seattle City Light introduced the world to the Electruc: a little yellow truck powered by 1,500-pound lead acid batteries that got up to a whopping 18 mph while pulling a trailer uphill. Our friends at Seattle Municipal Archives share pictures of Jetson-esque plans that became a reality–at least for a while.


A homelessness progress report

Brian Callanan and Marc Dones pose on set.

It’s been seven years since leaders in Seattle and King County declared a homelessness emergency, and the region is still struggling to solve the crisis. One year into the job, Marc Dones, CEO of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority, has an update on their plan to end homelessness in five years.


🎸 Marshall Law Band sets the tone 🎵

Marshall Law Band

How’s your day going? It’s about to get a whole lot better thanks to this–there’s no other word for it–fun performance of “Runnin’” by Marshall Law Band. It’ll have you movin’, groovin’, and buyin’ some fancy pants to match lead singer Marshall Hugh in no time flat.


“Look, Listen and Learn” says there’s always time for kindness

Look, Listen & Learn

Sharing is caring! This episode of children’s show “Look, Listen and Learn” shows there’s always time to be kind, and there’s always enough to share, even when it might not feel like it! 


Comics paint history in new light

History Café: How Comics Frame History

Comics aren’t always top of mind when we think about history, but as it turns out, they help tell true stories in a way no other medium can. As local historians and comic creators say in a recent History Café discussion, comics meld words and images, “doing things they can’t by themselves.”