Stories from Seattle and Puget Sound's past that resonate today.
The 'Battle in Seattle' through your eyes
What do you remember about the Battle in Seattle?
Before protest hashtags, there was the WTO and Indy Media
Twenty years ago this month tens of thousands of activists flooded into Seattle protesting the World Trade Organization. No demonstrations since have come close to the level of violence that ensued. One thing activists learned from those protests was how wield a brand new technology: the Internet.
After WTO: Seattle police navigate May Days, political brawls and blocked streets.
The fallout from Seattle’s WTO protests in 1999 became a case study in what NOT to do for police departments nationwide. SPD officials say they've also drawn lessons from those events.
A cop shot this wooden bullet at me at the WTO protests in Seattle. Here’s the story it tells
During the WTO protests, a police officer shot a wooden bullet at me. It bounced off the wall, and landed at my feet. It didn’t hurt me. But it shattered something: A myth about what Seattle was in 1999 and what it could give to the rest of the world.
'Smoke in the street.' Unions grapple with the complicated legacy of the Battle in Seattle
Twenty years ago, demonstrators converged on downtown Seattle to protest the World Trade Organization. It was supposed to be non-violent. But in a single day, the city was thrown into chaos. Seattle’s labor unions were central to planning the protests. And they’re still thinking about the WTO protests’ complicated legacy.
Jumpers get their due nearly 75 years after wartime missions over Northwest
It’s a story that seemingly has it all: a classified mission, dashing young men in uniform, leaps out of flying airplanes, stray bombs, plus some wildfires and a side of racial prejudice. The little-known slice of Pacific Northwest history featuring an all-black Army battalion is less likely to be overlooked now that the state of Oregon and people in Pendleton have put up a historical marker.
Photo sleuthing by Seattle man backs up new Amelia Earhart search
Photo analysis by a forensic imaging expert from suburban Seattle is backing up a new search for the pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart.
As Fort Lawton opens a new chapter, we explore its complex history in Seattle
Kim Malcolm talks with author John Hamann about the history of Seattle's Fort Lawton.
130 years ago, the Great Seattle Fire changed the city forever
Kim Malcolm talks with MOHAI's Leonard Garfield about the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, and how it changed Seattle forever.
Why does Seattle have so many Sephardic Jews?
Seattle has the third largest Sephardic Jewish community in the United States, according to some estimates.
Why is Seattle's street grid such a disaster?
You can blame Doc Maynard, Arthur Denny and glaciers.
PHOTOS: Makah Indian whale hunts from 1900s
The Makah Tribe held a final hunt in 1999, but has not since practiced its whaling rights.