THE BACKSTORY: Checking in on a larger scale, with bigger, deeper, better updates on some of the people and places Pacific NW magazine has visited.
THE HOLIDAYS are such a wonderful time to check in — even if the only “Hey; you still there?” cards we get anymore are from our newspaper delivery person.
Traditionally, we at Pacific NW have checked in at the end of the year on select cover stories and subjects through a little feature we call “Postscripts.” We bundled brief updates with our other time-honored year-end wrap-up, “Pictures of the Year,” and called it an edition.
This year, though (you might have noticed), “Postscripts” is not as little. This year, you’ll find a wider variety of topics, and writers. And, in one case, actual news that reaches back even further in time, to a 2016 story by Tyrone Beason on the fatal police shooting of a Mexican farmworker in Pasco.
We also check in on a few of our favorite Northwest people and places: Seattle musician-on-the-rise Whitney Mongé; University of Washington student Mackenzie Andrews, who studied addiction to help understand her family’s sometimes-troubled dynamics; and teeny-tiny private Hat Island, where the “news,” still, is that there never really is much.
Most Read Stories
- The five priciest Seattle-area homes last year sold for a combined $113M. Four went to mystery buyers. VIEW
- Special sunglasses, license-plate dresses: How to be anonymous in the age of surveillance WATCH
- Snohomish County elementary school teacher found dead from hypothermia
- New software flaw could further delay Boeing’s 737 MAX
- At gun-rights rally, Washington state Rep. Matt Shea gives fiery defense, talks of nation's 'real enemies' VIEW
As for our trademark intensely sense-of-place, only-in-these-parts topics, we revisit some persistent (and recently encouraged) peace protesters, UW’s innovatively collaborative program to help autistic students find jobs, and deep-breath efforts to find our own sense of peace behind the wheel in ever-more-stressful traffic.
Plus, next week, we’ll have more room than ever for Pictures of the Year.
We usually are not fans of simplistic cliché-like phrases, but here are two exceptions:
2. Checking in matters.
Thank you, sincerely, for checking in with us this year.
(P.S.: One quick additional, traditional postscript, since we’re all nostalgic now: It’s also a great time of year to tip your newspaper delivery person.)