Levi Pulkkinen, seattlepi

Levi Pulkkinen


Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Levi:

Remember these? 28 Seattle brands worth remembering

Chubby and Tubby store on Aurora Ave. loads a Noble Fir tree for Gerda Newsheller that she bought for $l7.99 on 12/16/02. PHIL H. WEBBER/- The Seattle area has seen its share of hits, brand-wise. From UPS and Boeing to Costco and Amazon, the region has birthed dynamic, influential companies that have shaped the nation and the world. Microsoft is practically an industry unto itself. → Read More

The key to living with wildfire smoke? Preparation

Some parts of Washington have so far avoided smoky air. But that could change. Here’s what you can do to be ready. → Read More

Done with Seattle? Here are 23 things that let you know you are

Seattle can be a bit much. Here are 23 ends to the sentence, “You know it’s time to... → Read More

Washington Legislature charts ‘new beginning’ in climate change fight

As the dust settles in Olympia, the state has finally embraced cap and trade, electric cars and environmental justice. → Read More

24 things that let you know you're done with Seattle

Seattle isn’t for everyone. → Read More

Pandemic makes Washington voters political in a new way

‘Country club’ Republicans adrift. Rural Democrats bolting the party. Seattle liberals fired up. It’s very 2020. → Read More

24 things that let you know you're done with Seattle

Seattle isn’t for everyone. → Read More

Deaths in WA prisons draw scrutiny from state Legislature

Inmate death rates are rising even as prison populations shrink. State lawmakers are taking a closer look at the data and potential solutions. → Read More

These dead Seattle brands are worth remembering

The Seattle area has seen its share of hits, brand-wise. → Read More

These dead Seattle brands are worth remembering

The Emerald City has seen its share of hits, brand-wise. Here's a look at some Seattle-born brands that didn't hold up. Some were huge - looking at you Washington Mutual. Some were barely there. They're all gone now. → Read More

One Seattle party, 8 coronavirus cases: An anatomy of an outbreak

Testing and forensic tracing of COVID-19 could have slowed the pandemic in its earliest days. But by the time anyone noticed, it was too late. → Read More

Coronavirus turns Seattle into America’s laboratory

The region is fighting to get ahead of the pandemic with recycled masks and ad hoc medicine → Read More

Coronavirus has Puget Sound schools prepping for 'an ongoing risk'

School districts are putting together plans to keep teaching and feeding students through closures during the COVID-19 outbreak. → Read More

Washington considers banning disposable plastics in restaurants and grocery stores

Your favorite takeout spot could go compostable-only under a legislative proposal. → Read More

Lawmakers want to protect water rights in Washington from Wall Street speculation

The legislation comes in response to a multimillion-dollar buying spree by a New York investment firm. → Read More

Washington's oysters are a case study of hope in the face of environmental disaster

When climate change started killing the Pacific Northwest's oysters by the millions, scientists and growers taught the world how to safeguard an ecosystem. → Read More

Killing Bullwinkle: Big money and controversy surround Western trophy hunts (The price of a top-dollar trophy tag) — High Country News – Know the West

Wealthy hunters pay top dollar for desired hunts, padding Fish and Game budgets and prodding resistance. → Read More

Youth suicides are up in WA. Can the state help?

In the two-plus decade since teen suicide prevention made a major impact a new wave of deaths is prompting new approaches to the problem. → Read More

Seattle women in the street: A quick history

For Washington women, political protest is a tradition as old as the Evergreen State. → Read More

As America’s First Racially Integrated Housing Project Is Rebuilt, Ripples of Displacement Follow

Yesler Terrace was home to Seattle's poorest families for seven decades. Now reimagined as mixed-income, mixed-use towers, will Yesler 2.0 help alleviate, or further exacerbate, the city’s acute affordability crisis? → Read More