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A hot, juicy hamburger is as classic—and American—as apple pie, yet it straddles several current food trends, including the rise of comfort food and the desire for a fast, affordable meal that is made with integrity—a game we’re always upping in Seattle, especially when it comes to creativity.

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If you haven't had occasion to meander through Pioneer Square's Occidental Park lately, then you've likely missed its late-summer, early-fall treasure: a show-stopping art installation from local artist Sophia Wheelwright, up now through mid-October.


Nestled in the heart of the Glacier National Park region, Whitefish provides endless opportunities to explore the fall colors in the millions of acres of protected lands. Whether you want to get off the beaten path by foot, bike or horseback, or choose to simply stroll through downtown, there is a perfect day of discoveries waiting for you.

The first game of the new NFL season for our local heroes is Sunday, September 11. It’s looking like a stellar year, and while watching at home is fine, watching with a group of fellow fans while sipping a good drink out is pretty darn fun, too. So, start the season right by watching the Hawks trounce Miami at one of the below local bars.

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock these past five years, you’ve likely heard of Feast: Portland’s massive four-day food fest that gets food-nerds so worked up you’d think they’d just been to Woodstock. But unless you’ve bought tickets already, you’ve sadly missed the opportunity to check out 99 percent of the events—the fest is almost entirely sold out.

Today we have Hempfest, legal marijuana retail outlets, and naked Fremont cyclists. Outdoor rock concerts thrive at places like The Gorge, White River and Marymoor Park. We have music and cultural events like Bumbershoot and Capitol Hill Block Party, and in 2017 Paul Allen’s Upstream to entertain music fans who want to stay in the city.


Of course I was going to be a fabulous parent. I was a parent educator, had spent all of my adult life working with children and teenagers, and I simply knew kids. I couldn’t wait.


Another summer has come and gone, and Congress still hasn’t passed legislation that would help end summer hunger for America’s kids.

Children across our state were counting on Congress to update legislation that would make it easier to access food during the summer months, the hungriest time of year for many kids in need.