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Daniel Demay


Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Daniel:

The mystery of D.B. Cooper's hijacking and disappearance lives on 50 years later in the Pacific Northwest

Today marks 50 years since D.B. Cooper leapt from a Boeing 727's rear stair door with... → Read More

Rolling Stones in Seattle: You get what you need

The Rolling Stones, 57 years after setting out as a band from the streets of London, brought their riff-centric, blues- and wine-soaked sound to Seattle's CenturyLink Field on Wednesday for a show that left some mouths agape. How old are those guys, anyway? → Read More

Society of the Silver Cross: New sounds from Seattle duo bring East, West, more in debut record

Sometimes, the art leads the maker into something new, something unusual, something they didn't really envision until they were making it. Society of the Silver Cross's debut album, "1 Verse," is that something new. And its makers will debut the material live this Thursday at Seattle's Crocodile nightclub. → Read More

Seattle's Mecca Cafe to be sold to nightlife entrepreneur and accused sexual assaulter Dave Meinert

Dave Meinert, a well-known figure in Seattle nightlife who was last year accused by 11 women of sexual assault, is taking over the Mecca Cafe, which has been owned by the same family since it opened in 1930. → Read More

Homeless count for Seattle, King Cty finalized, Mayor announces bigger outreach team

The final report on the latest tally of homelessness in Seattle and King County was released Friday, confirming that the total number of people living on the streets or in shelters is down, but showing that some populations have shifted. Also Friday morning, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that she is adding four more staff members to the city's homelessness outreach group, the Navigation Team. The… → Read More

Security contractor for Amazon to lay off 1,066 workers in Seattle

Security Industry Specialists Inc., which provides security services for Amazon's Seattle headquarters, plans to lay off 1,066 workers in July. → Read More

Photos: Mount Rainier NP's historic Paradise Inn reopens after Annex renovations

First constructed in 1916, and opened in 1917, the Paradise Inn has been a landmark of Mount Rainier National Park ever since. The second of two phases of long-needed renovations was completed recently and on Friday, the inn hosted a grand reopening. → Read More

Seattle nightclub El Corazon, site of Pearl Jam's first show, is definitely getting demolished

SeattlePI first reported the story in February that El Corazon, formerly Graceland and the Off-Ramp - the scene of Pearl Jam's first show, among many other grunge-era highlights - was in all likelihood going to be demolished. It still is. → Read More

Seattle style? New MOHAI exhibit showcases city's eclectic style and where it came from

A MOHAI exhibit opening Saturday examines the history of fashion in Seattle with a fun look at what is uniquely Seattle and where it came from. → Read More

New count shows homelessness in King County, Seattle, down for first time in 7 years

A little more than 11,000 people were found to be living on the streets of King County during the 2019 Count Us In tally, according to a news release. That figure, while still astounding, represents the first decrease since 2012. → Read More

Ballard's Ascent Outdoors shutters abruptly, reportedly headed for bankruptcy

Another local business appears to have shut its doors, this time a popular outdoor retailer and bike shop, Ascent Outdoors and Ascent Cycles. → Read More

Retired Seattle Planning Dept. official ID'd among victims of Saturday's crane collapse

The names of the four people who died Saturday when a crane fell from atop a new Google building in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood were confirmed Monday, and included a college student, two ironworkers and a former longtime city worker. → Read More

Understanding Seattle's $219 million library levy, headed to voters this fall

The math on this stuff is confusing, but if you can wade through enough instances of "whereas," eventually you will find that Seattle's plan to renew its library levy -- and raise $90-some million more in the process -- is really only an increase in what it's raising. → Read More

Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg opens up 25 years later in new book: 'Kurt was the greatest talent'

Danny Goldberg, who managed Nirvana as president of Gold Mountain Entertainment, got to know Kurt Cobain from the beginning of his most successful period to his death. Twenty-five years on, Goldberg has just released a book detailing what he remembered from those brief three and a half years. → Read More

A fresh start: Makeovers give formerly homeless men in Seattle more than just a new look

A program serving roughly 50 formerly homeless men at a time gave makeovers to residents this week, helping put a smile on their face and some renewed self confidence in their head. → Read More

50 years later: Seattle photographer releases never-before-seen photos of The Band's first show

When Philip Amdal walked off the U.S.S. Coral Sea on an Alameda pier in 1969, he got a hell of a greeting from his buddy on the dock: "The Band is at Winterland!" → Read More

Five years on, honoring of Oso landslide victims marks 'a healing hope'

On the five-year anniversary of the Oso landslide that claimed 43 lives and leveled a community, survivors and victims' families gathered at the site to honor those victims and recount what has become of the community since. → Read More

Seattle councilor Rob Johnson will resign in April, forcing temporary appointment in election year

Seattle City Councilmember Rob Johnson, who had already announced he would not seek re-election to a second term, said Thursday that he will resign in April. → Read More

Alaska Air set to get first Boeing 737 MAX in June, a plane that currently isn't allowed to fly

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is awaiting delivery of a massive order of new Boeing 737s, including MAX 8s and MAX 9s, the first of which is set to arrive in June. The future of the orders remains unclear as Boeing and the FAA sort out the cause behind two MAX 8 crashes. → Read More

25 years ago Friday, Seattle's Nirvana play its last show before Kurt Cobain's death

On a fateful night in 1994, Nirvana played a 3,000-seat venue in Munich, Germany for what turned out to be the last time the band would ever play in public. → Read More