L'chaim! Toasting Seattle's Jewish history this Passover.

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King County votes on new crisis care centers

A crisis center in Seattle

To fund or not to fund? That is the question voters are faced with on the April 25 ballot. King County voters are being asked to approve a $1.25 billion property tax levy to fund five walk-in crisis care centers and increase mental health services. What do the supporters and opponents have to say? Hear from both sides on City Inside/Out.


Look, Listen and Learn makes memories

Look, Listen and Learn tutorial

Growing up can be tough, but it’s more fun when we make–and keepstories with our families as we go. That way, we hold onto those special memories while we make new ones! Look, Listen and Learn shares a few tips for creative story-storing.


The 1930s arsonist that terrorized Seattle

Mug shot of  Robert Bruce Driscoll

The Seattle Municipal Archives is full of all sorts of artifacts, even those that read like a true crime novel. Case in point: serial arsonist Robert Bruce Driscoll, also known as the “Pacific Coast Firebug,” confessed to setting 140 fires in Seattle over a four-year period in the early 1900s, and was suspected of setting many more throughout the Northwest. His files in the city’s archives are full of the notes he left at crime scenes detailing his grievances and demands.⁠


Seattle’s Jewish History: From one of city’s first mayors to early Pike Place retailers

Solomon (Sam) Calvo (left) and Fred August stand in front of Waterfront Fish and Oyster Co. in the Pike Place Market.

With Passover Seders underway among Seattle's Jewish community, we are looking back at the city and state's Jewish history in this short documentary from our archives. 


Local leaders talk food sovereignty

2023 RSJI Summit: Food Sovereignty

“When people are interacting with the land, that nature grows better...it’s healthier.” When it comes to making sure everyone gets fed, there may be solutions many of us haven't even considered. Organizers for food sovereignty discuss our relationship to land, resources, and each other. Also at the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative Summit, Dr. Ben Danielson delivered a keynote on intentional pandemic recovery.