Soaking in sun, sharing a kiss

Growing Pains: As Seattle housing costs rise, so does concern for low-income families

Note: this story was published in an abbreviated form at Normally, I would only provide the lead and a link to the story posted online; however, since is a Spanish-language publication,… Continue reading

Into the Great Unknown: Seattle Moves to District-Based City Council

This story has been picked up by You can read the get the full story for free at their website by clicking here.  By Stephan Yhann In American politics, it’s hard to come by big change. The… Continue reading


By Stephan Yhann Juliana Borges didn’t arrive at the University of Washington with the intentionof becoming a leading student advocate for campus suicide prevention. After losing a close friend to suicide, she only… Continue reading

Families get a Helping Hand in Taxing Process

By Stephan Yhann Filing a tax return can be a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be an expensive one. Since Jan. 15, the United Way of King County (UWKC) has been… Continue reading

Man in critical condition after U-District shooting

By Stephan Yhann A daytime shooting in the University District has left one person in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center on Wednesday, according to Seattle Police. The victim, who police identified as… Continue reading

Night Driver

Meet Mike McGinn

Divisive. Embattled. Ousted. These are all terms attributed to former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, who lost his bid for a second term in November 2013.  Yet, spend more than five minutes with the… Continue reading

Meeting Mohammad Ahmed

Even in the predawn hours of a cold Tuesday morning, there is a warmth about Mohammad Hammad Ahmed that you can’t escape. He’s humble, intelligent and easy-going. Ahmed is also a devout Muslim,… Continue reading

Odds & Ends

Some photos from Seattle to Olympia from the week of Jan. 27 to Feb. 3.