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Kristin Allen-Zito’s new EP is a love song for Bellingham


written by Ben Salmon Kristin Allen-Zito has traveled all over to play her music, both as a solo artist and as a member of the mid-2000s electro-pop-rock band, The Trucks. Everywhere she’s been has made her more appreciative of the town where she grew up. She calls her new EP, Bridge, “a long-distance love song” to Bellingham. “When I started touring, I felt both exhilarated by the new places I saw, and more romantic about my hometown,” Allen-Zito said. “These songs call to the places that I find most romantic in the world.” Allen-Zito’s roots in Bellingham’s creative scene run…

Think Washington

Innovation | Architecture | Ideas

Bibliophile: Richard Wiley’s Tacoma Stories


Richard Wiley’s new collection of short stories revels in the characters of his hometown interview by Sheila G. Miller Richard Wiley grew up in Tacoma and went to college there. Then he left—living in Japan, Korea, Kenya and Nigeria, and teaching English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for more than twenty-five years. But he found his way back home. Wiley’s new short-story collection, Tacoma Stories, is a love song to his hometown and to the people who make it special. The premise of Tacoma Stories begins in the first story—sixteen people share green beer in Pat’s Tavern on…

Explore Washington

Travel | Outdoor Adventure | Lodging

Four Summer Adventures in Washington


Get out of your comfort zone with new adventures and reward yourself with the right gear by Sheila Miller When summer comes and the urge to get outside overtakes you, there are always the old haunts—places you’ve been going for years. With so many amazing options in Washington, make 2019 the year you try something new. To make sure your forays into the unknown are successful, we enlisted the experts. We picked a well-loved gear shop from the region and asked its employees for help—their favorite rides, their best advice. Then we rounded out each getaway with top restaurants and…

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