Seattle

In the early 1990s, a group of residents began lobbying Seattle city government to add another sister city to its roster – this time, one from Italy. It would be a first, since at the time Washington State did not …

The great wave of Italian immigration, which began in the 1880s and lasted until 1920, brought more than four million Italians to America. About 75 percent of them settled in cities on the East Coast, including lower Manhattan, Boston, Philadelphia …

When viewing the work of former Seattle Times chief photographer Josef Scaylea, certain adjectives keep popping up: stark, dramatic, powerful, bold. Scaylea, who died in 2004, was a local treasure known for creating portraits of working men and women that …

The Aquilini family knows how to grow a successful business, whether it be a professional ice hockey team or a Washington State wine.  Through its conglomerate Aquilini Investment Group, headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., family members own the National Hockey League’s …

For nearly 40 years, he’s been an international cult figure, with his royal blue coveralls, bright red hardhat with a white M emblazoned on the front, bushy mustache and startling blue eyes. In fact, a 1991 poll discovered that more …

This spring, cities and counties statewide were forced to shut down, or slow down, their economies to control the spread of the virus. Consumer demand fell because of stay-at-home orders, rising unemployment and overall economic uncertainty. A report from Downtown …

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to decimate businesses, arts and cultural organizations across the state, every once in a while there comes a silver lining. That was the case this fall when a business in Burien, Wash., forced to close …

Some of Seattle’s most iconic landmarks – Space Needle, Seattle Center, Monorail – were built as part of the Century 21 Exposition, known more popularly as the Seattle World’s Fair. During its six-month run in 1962, this extravaganza introduced 10 …

A year into the pandemic, perhaps no business sector has been more gravely affected than the hospitality industry – from restaurants and bars to hotels and inns. Without commitment, determination and a huge dose of creativity, it’s been nearly impossible …

One glance at the hot-pink cardboard box with the dark blue lettering and chances are you know exactly what’s inside. If any doubts remain, you have only to read the store motto, prominently printed on the lid: “Cakes decorated while …