Seattle (i/siˈætəl/) is a West Coast seaport city and the seat of King County. With an estimated 662,400 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. In July 2013 it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States, and remained in the top five in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area of around 3.6 million inhabitants is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the third largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015.

The Seattle area was previously inhabited by Native Americans for at least 4,000 years before the first permanent European settlers.Arthur A. Denny and his group of travelers, subsequently known as the Denny Party, arrived from Illinois via Portland, Oregon on the schooner Exact at Alki Point on November 13, 1851. The settlement was moved to the eastern shore of Elliott Bay and named "Seattle" in 1852, after Chief Si'ahl of the local Duwamish and Suquamish tribes.

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Seattle Public Schools’ longest-serving teacher retires from Orca K-8

The Spokesman-Review 16 Jun 2024
After more than 50 years in the classroom, Seattle Public Schools’ longest-serving teacher is retiring from the post she’s held teaching kindergartners at Orca K-8 for almost a half-century. Marletta Iwasyk, 84, started teaching in Seattle at 28 ... One, now in his 30s, owes her a sorbet from his shop in West Seattle, she said ... I need to retire.’ ”....

Seattle-based Galvanic Games is closing down

Eurogamer 15 Jun 2024
In a statement posted to the Seattle-based studio's social media channels, president and founder Patrick ......

Internet divided over bikini barista

The Daily Mail 15 Jun 2024
Emma Lee, 23, owner of a Taste of Heaven Espresso in South Seattle, was serving a man a 32-ounce coffee and 24-ounce water on Tuesday when the pair had a heated exchange about the $22 price ... Espresso located in South Seattle. View this post on Instagram. A post shared by 𝐄𝐌𝐌𝐀 𝐋𝐄𝐄....

Minnesota United eye first win over Sounders on road

Marietta Daily Journal 15 Jun 2024
If there's ever a time for Minnesota United to post a road win over the Seattle Sounders, Saturday night seems like that occasion ... ....

Mayor Rolls Back Funding for Mental Health Support in Schools After Garfield Shooting

The Stranger 15 Jun 2024
The Seattle Student Union posted a statement on Instagram, demanding Harrell and the City of Seattle release the $20 million they won in 2023 by the upcoming school year this fall.  “I'm just thinking, like, if this money were implemented quicker, would this have happened?” Soni said in a phone interview....

Taste the Rainbow with These Pride-Themed Treats in Seattle

The Stranger 14 Jun 2024
View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by A La Mode Pies (@alamodepies) ... Ballard, Phinney Ridge, West Seattle ... View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by The Flora Bakehouse (@theflorabakehouse) ... View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by Cupcake Royale . Seattle Cupcake Company (@cupcakeroyale) ... View this post on Instagram....

Lawyer Milloy earns his college degree nearly 30 years later

The Keene Sentinel 14 Jun 2024
SEATTLELast week, Washington football published a social-media post congratulating the program’s 18 spring or summer graduates. The group included 17 Huskies from this or last year’s team ... ....

Even without Doug Clark, Street Music Week fills downtown with the sound of generosity

The Spokesman-Review 14 Jun 2024
Clark, a retired longtime Spokesman-Review columnist, started Street Music Week after he visited Seattle and took in the quantity – and quality – of its busking scene ... Clark moved from his beloved Spokane with his lovely wife, Sherry, to Seattle at the end of last summer to do what retired folks do, get closer to grandkids....

Why I Interrupted Vice President Kamala Harris at Her Seattle Fundraiser

The Stranger 14 Jun 2024
View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by Jewish Voice for Peace Seattle (@jvpseattle) ... Arin has lived in Seattle for 10 years.  .......

Github CEO visits Bengaluru’s Brigade Road, recreates 16-year-old throwback photo

Hindustan Times 13 Jun 2024
Sixteen years later, I had to stop by Brigade Road on my way back home,” he said in a post on X (formerly Twitter) ... Take a look at the Github CEO's post on X. ... This is me in 2008, in Bengaluru — I haven’t aged at all,” he said in a post on X on June 5, sharing a photo of his younger self on Brigade Road....

Bremerton Starbucks location, a mark of revitalization efforts 20 years ago, now closing

Kitsap Sun 12 Jun 2024
vessel that would serve Seattle-Bremerton riders with four round-trips a day ... didn't last, though Kitsap Transit did eventually open a fast ferry service to Seattle ... The Bremerton/Seattle route dropped from almost 3 million passengers per year on the Bremerton/Seattle route in 2018 to nearly 1 million in 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began....

Russell Wilson 'revived' ahead of 2024 Steelers debut: 'I feel the fountain of youth' in Pittsburgh

CBS Sports 12 Jun 2024
"35 feeling like 25!" he posted on X, during the Steelers' organized team activities. It's not hard to see why the former Seattle Seahawks star is conveying renewed confidence ... following an orchestrated trade out of Seattle, and later lost the support of new coach Sean Payton....