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Crosscut
On "scale" issue, a battle between neighborhoods and City HallProposed development at 316 Alaskan Way South Credit: Weber Thompson GBD This
On "scale" issue, a battle between neighborhoods and City Hall
Crosscut / Posted 13 hours ago
Proposed development at 316 Alaskan Way South Credit: Weber Thompson GBD This is the story of two buildings. Both are unloved by many of their neighbors, both share the same address. Given Seattle’s rapid growth, with blocks razed and remade within... Read more
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Ballard News-Tribune
Mayor Murray, Councilmember O’Brien introduce legislation to build new affordable housing Today Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Mike O’Brien introduced legislation t
Mayor Murray, Councilmember O’Brien introduce legislation to build new affordable housing
Ballard News-Tribune / Posted yesterday
Today Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Mike O’Brien introduced legislation that will create 6,000 units of affordable housing throughout Seattle. The proposal... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
Seattle mayor to announce plan to add thousands of affordable...Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Councilman Mike O' Brien will introduce what's bein
Seattle mayor to announce plan to add thousands of affordable...
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted yesterday
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Councilman Mike O' Brien will introduce what's being called a “grand bargain” to add thousands of affordable housing units across Seattle on Tuesday. The mayor created a task force to strategize how to keep skyrocketing... Read more
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Crosscut
Mike O'Brien takes a stand against UberSeattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien says he has a plan to strengthen the co
Mike O'Brien takes a stand against Uber
Crosscut / Posted yesterday
Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien says he has a plan to strengthen the collective bargaining power of drivers who work for companies like Uber, Sidecar and Lyft. His effort comes amid a growing complaints nationwide about ride-hailing services’... Read more
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Crosscut
Judge: Step back, be patient on police reformThose anxious to pass police reform legislation before a new Seattle City Counc
Judge: Step back, be patient on police reform
Crosscut / Posted 6 days ago
Those anxious to pass police reform legislation before a new Seattle City Council takes office in January may be in for a disappointment. On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge James Robart asked all parties to step back and ensure they understand... Read more
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Crosscut
Socialist councilmember Sawant calls for a new tech revolutionWith the exception of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, Seattle City Counc
Socialist councilmember Sawant calls for a new tech revolution
Crosscut / Posted 8 days ago
With the exception of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant is the most prominent socialist in American politics. In her years of campaigning, which paid off with a council seat in 2013, she has as built her... Read more
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4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville
NRA sues Seattle over $25 gun taxThe NRA and two other advocacy groups have sued Seattle over its new gun tax.
NRA sues Seattle over $25 gun tax
4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville / Posted 8 days ago
The NRA and two other advocacy groups have sued Seattle over its new gun tax. The National Rifle Association filed the lawsuit in conjunction with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a gun industry group based in Newtown, Connecticut, and the... Read more
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Crosscut
Seawall could sap funding for bridges and bikesIn city government, money is often a zero-sum game. So with the revelation that
Seawall could sap funding for bridges and bikes
Crosscut / Posted 11 days ago
In city government, money is often a zero-sum game. So with the revelation that the seawall replacement project is both over budget and behind schedule comes the reality that something else will likely suffer. According to Seattle Department of... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Cost of replacing Seattle's seawall going up; project to be delayed by a yearSEATTLE (AP) — Seattle officials say replacing the Elliott Bay Seawall will be
Cost of replacing Seattle's seawall going up; project to be delayed by a year
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 11 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle officials say replacing the Elliott Bay Seawall will be more expensive than previously thought. The Seattle Times reports ( http://bit.ly/1NrhRtU ) the budget will be increased by $71 million, from $339.2 million to $410.2... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Cost of replacing Seattle's seawall goes upSEATTLE (AP) - Seattle officials say replacing the Elliott Bay Seawall will be
Cost of replacing Seattle's seawall goes up
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 12 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle officials say replacing the Elliott Bay Seawall will be more expensive than previously thought. The Seattle Times reports ( http://bit.ly/1NrhRtU ) the budget will be increased by $71 million, from $339.2 million to $410.2... Read more
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Ballard News-Tribune
Seattle Preschool Program sending out acceptance letters todayAdditional slots available at new classroom sites Parents who applied for the
Seattle Preschool Program sending out acceptance letters today
Ballard News-Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
Additional slots available at new classroom sites Parents who applied for the first round of openings for the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) are being notified today whether their... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
Seattle seawall project tens of millions over budgetThe Seattle waterfront seawall project is $71 million over the 2013 budget of $
Seattle seawall project tens of millions over budget
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 12 days ago
The Seattle waterfront seawall project is $71 million over the 2013 budget of $330.8 million, and no tax increase is expected to cover the cost overrun. The Seattle Department of Transportation announced Friday it will increase the Elliott Bay... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Seattle's budget for seawall replacement swells $71 million SEATTLE -- The budget to complete the seawall replacement along Seattle's wat
Seattle's budget for seawall replacement swells $71 million
KOMO Seattle / Posted 12 days ago
SEATTLE -- The budget to complete the seawall replacement along Seattle's waterfront has ballooned another $71 million, Seattle Department of Transportation officials said Friday. The... Read more
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Crosscut
City may push aside history, the poor in Pike Place, SquareWe know that Seattle’s rapid growth is putting pressure on our architectural he
City may push aside history, the poor in Pike Place, Square
Crosscut / Posted 14 days ago
We know that Seattle’s rapid growth is putting pressure on our architectural heritage with demolitions and façadism. The city is being remade at an unprecedented level. But we’ve all long had the consolation that a previous generation of urbanists... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
'This is a crisis:' Man knocked unconscious in Capitol Hill attackSEATTLE -- Strangers stood around him. His hair was caked in blood. Daniel Goo
'This is a crisis:' Man knocked unconscious in Capitol Hill attack
KOMO Seattle / Posted 14 days ago
SEATTLE -- Strangers stood around him. His hair was caked in blood. Daniel Goodman remembers little more from the attack early Saturday morning, beyond waking up after he was knocked unconscious. "I was laying on the concrete long enough for this... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Seattle cracking down on illegal hookah lounges SEATTLE -- A crackdown on Seattle hookah lounges had both sides facing off in
Seattle cracking down on illegal hookah lounges
KOMO Seattle / Posted 15 days ago
SEATTLE -- A crackdown on Seattle hookah lounges had both sides facing off inside City Hall Monday afternoon. The move to shutdown the smoking establishments comes after three homicides and a string... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
Two sides face off over hookah bars; new rules go into effectFrom the start, the signs were obvious: The issue of hookah bars in Seattle has
Two sides face off over hookah bars; new rules go into effect
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 15 days ago
From the start, the signs were obvious: The issue of hookah bars in Seattle has become divisive. "Seattle City Council must pass law barring hookah bars for many reasons," said Imam Abdirizaq Goni of the Abu-Bakr Islamic Center of Seattle. "Health... Read more
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Crosscut
Clock ticking down on City Council's workJean Godden, front, and campaign adviser Cathy Allen react as they study result
Clock ticking down on City Council's work
Crosscut / Posted 16 days ago
Jean Godden, front, and campaign adviser Cathy Allen react as they study results on election night. Credit: John Stang At least four and as many as six new bodies will fill the Seattle City Council bench this January. Although that’s more than four... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Slain leader honored as 'regular guy doing extraordinary things' SEATTLE - Hundreds of people turned out Saturday at an emotional memorial to
Slain leader honored as 'regular guy doing extraordinary things'
KOMO Seattle / Posted 17 days ago
SEATTLE - Hundreds of people turned out Saturday at an emotional memorial to honor beloved community leader Donnie Chin, who was shot and killed last month in Seattle's International... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
High rate of homelessness among King County's LGBTQ youthSEATTLE (AP) - She perches in her stress-relieving nirvana: atop a rock just of
High rate of homelessness among King County's LGBTQ youth
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 18 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - She perches in her stress-relieving nirvana: atop a rock just off a trail in a North Seattle park, shrouded by trees. For Pixie Lumis Serigala, that pronoun - "she" - is sacred. She has fought to be who she is, and has seen that fight... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Low oil prices blamed for La.'s latest budget shortfall: $713 millionNews of a horizon filled with future budget gaps wasn't unexpected for the Join
Low oil prices blamed for La.'s latest budget shortfall: $713 million
The Houma Courier / Posted 18 days ago
News of a horizon filled with future budget gaps wasn't unexpected for the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. The $25 billion budget for the fiscal year that began July 1 contains $542 million in patchwork financing that isn't expected to be... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Low oil prices blamed for La.'s latest budget shortfall: $713 millionNews of a horizon filled with future budget gaps wasn't unexpected for the Join
Low oil prices blamed for La.'s latest budget shortfall: $713 million
The Daily Comet / Posted 18 days ago
News of a horizon filled with future budget gaps wasn't unexpected for the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. The $25 billion budget for the fiscal year that began July 1 contains $542 million in patchwork financing that isn't expected to be... Read more
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Ballard News-Tribune
Crowd gathered at mayor’s public meeting for homeless encampment in Ballard North Seattle residents and citizens from as far as Kent gathered at Leif Eri
Crowd gathered at mayor’s public meeting for homeless encampment in Ballard
Ballard News-Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
North Seattle residents and citizens from as far as Kent gathered at Leif Erikson Hall August 12 for a public meeting hosted by the Office of the Mayor to discuss the... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
City of Seattle moves forward with plans to take back once public beachSeattle Mayor Ed Murray (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images) SEATTLE, Wash. — A
City of Seattle moves forward with plans to take back once public beach
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 19 days ago
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images) SEATTLE, Wash. — After a months-long battle over a piece of waterfront property in Seattle’s cedar park neighborhood, the city is stepping in to take back the beach. Mayor Ed Murray... Read more
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Business Insider
Seattle is making public bathrooms gender-neutralSeattle is taking steps to ensure bathrooms are open to all. On Monday, Seattl
Seattle is making public bathrooms gender-neutral
Business Insider / Posted 19 days ago
Seattle is taking steps to ensure bathrooms are open to all. On Monday, Seattle's City Council unanimously passed legislation requiring all public spaces, including city-owned buildings and private businesses, to designate all single-stall restrooms... Read more
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Ballard News-Tribune
Mayor skips homeless encampment meeting to attend winery opening Mayor Ed Murray was not in attendance at the public meeting for the Ballard H
Mayor skips homeless encampment meeting to attend winery opening
Ballard News-Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
Mayor Ed Murray was not in attendance at the public meeting for the Ballard Homeless Encampment that was held last night at the Leif Erikson Hall at 6:30 p.m. Where was he? He opted... Read more
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Entrpreneur
Businesses in Seattle Are Now Required to Make Some Bathrooms 'Gender Neutral'Seattle is taking steps to ensure bathrooms are open to all. On Monday, Seattl
Businesses in Seattle Are Now Required to Make Some Bathrooms 'Gender Neutral'
Entrpreneur / Posted 20 days ago
Seattle is taking steps to ensure bathrooms are open to all. On Monday, Seattle's City Council unanimously passed legislation requiring all public spaces, including city-owned buildings and private businesses, to designate all single-stall restrooms... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
Seattle passes "gun violence tax" on guns and bulletsNEW YORK– Seattle is ready to tax guns and bullets. The City Council unanimous
Seattle passes "gun violence tax" on guns and bullets
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 21 days ago
NEW YORK– Seattle is ready to tax guns and bullets. The City Council unanimously passed a special tax on Monday, and Mayor Ed Murray signaled his support for the measure. The new law will impose a $25 tax on guns and a 5-cent tax on bullets sold... Read more
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Crosscut
Why Seattle needs to talk about raceMarissa Janae Johnson speaks at the Saturday rally downtown as presidential can
Why Seattle needs to talk about race
Crosscut / Posted 21 days ago
Marissa Janae Johnson speaks at the Saturday rally downtown as presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, right, watches. Credit: Tiffany Von Arnim/Flickr This is the first in a series of Crosscut stories discussing race in the Puget Sound... Read more
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FOX 13 Utah
This city is now taxing guns and bullets with 'gun violence tax'SEATTLE – Seattle is ready to tax guns and bullets. The City Council unanimousl
This city is now taxing guns and bullets with 'gun violence tax'
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 21 days ago
SEATTLE – Seattle is ready to tax guns and bullets. The City Council unanimously passed a special tax on Monday, and Mayor Ed Murray signaled his support for the measure. The new law will impose a $25 tax on guns and a 5-cent tax on bullets sold... Read more
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The Washington Times
Seattle wants to help Muslims buy homesIn a plan announced earlier this month, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray outlined the wa
Seattle wants to help Muslims buy homes
The Washington Times / Posted 21 days ago
In a plan announced earlier this month, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray outlined the ways his administration expects to triple overall availability of affordable housing and combat skyrocketing prices, ColorLines reported. One part of that strategy, three... Read more
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Ballard News-Tribune
New tool created to track enforcement of minimum wage, paid sick leave, job assistance, and wage theft laws Today Mayor Ed Murray, along with the City Council and the newly-created Offi
New tool created to track enforcement of minimum wage, paid sick leave, job assistance, and wage theft laws
Ballard News-Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
Today Mayor Ed Murray, along with the City Council and the newly-created Office of Labor Standards (OLS), unveiled a website that allows the... Read more
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WTKR Norfolk
Seattle to tax guns and bulletsNEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Seattle is ready to tax guns and bullets. The City Counc
Seattle to tax guns and bullets
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 22 days ago
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Seattle is ready to tax guns and bullets. The City Council unanimously passed a special tax on Monday, and Mayor Ed Murray signaled his support for the measure. The new law will impose a $25 tax on guns and a 5-cent tax on... Read more
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FOX40 Sacramento
Seattle To Tax Guns And BulletsNEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Seattle is ready to tax guns and bullets. The City Counc
Seattle To Tax Guns And Bullets
FOX40 Sacramento / Posted 22 days ago
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Seattle is ready to tax guns and bullets. The City Council unanimously passed a special tax on Monday, and Mayor Ed Murray signaled his support for the measure. The new law will impose a $25 tax on guns and a 5-cent tax on... Read more
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FOX 8 Cleveland
New law in Seattle will impose special tax on guns and bulletsNEW YORK– Seattle is ready to tax guns and bullets. The City Council unanimous
New law in Seattle will impose special tax on guns and bullets
FOX 8 Cleveland / Posted 22 days ago
NEW YORK– Seattle is ready to tax guns and bullets. The City Council unanimously passed a special tax on Monday, and Mayor Ed Murray signaled his support for the measure. The new law will impose a $25 tax on guns and a 5-cent tax on bullets sold... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Seattle to tax guns and bulletsSEATTLE — Seattle is ready to tax guns and bullets. The City Council unanimous
Seattle to tax guns and bullets
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 22 days ago
SEATTLE — Seattle is ready to tax guns and bullets. The City Council unanimously passed a special tax on Monday, and Mayor Ed Murray signaled his support for the measure. The new law will impose a $25 tax on guns and a 5-cent tax on bullets sold... Read more
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Gawker
Lessons in Etiquette: Protest and the Politics of CivilityOn Saturday, August 8, activists, organizers and supporters of Black Lives Matt
Lessons in Etiquette: Protest and the Politics of Civility
Gawker / Posted 22 days ago
On Saturday, August 8, activists, organizers and supporters of Black Lives Matter in Seattle intervened at an event held by the Vermont senator. BLM Seattle felt Sanders, who has been a champion of racial justice, needed to be held “publicly... Read more
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Officer.com
Seattle Shifts From Crown Vics to CrossoversNew uniforms, new patches and now the third element of the Seattle police makeo
Seattle Shifts From Crown Vics to Crossovers
Officer.com / Posted 22 days ago
New uniforms, new patches and now the third element of the Seattle police makeover is hitting the streets -- a new ride. Police are joining leagues of suburban soccer moms and outdoor enthusiasts who have traded in sedans for crossover-style... Read more
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The Columbian
Seattle council OKs 'gun violence tax'SEATTLE — Seattle's City Council unanimously approved a new tax on the sale of
Seattle council OKs 'gun violence tax'
The Columbian / Posted 22 days ago
SEATTLE — Seattle's City Council unanimously approved a new tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition Monday — a measure designed to help offset the financial toll of gun violence. But opponents quickly promised a legal challenge. The council... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Seattle moves to require all-gender, single-stall restrooms SEATTLE -- The Seattle City Council on Monday adopted legislation requiring a
Seattle moves to require all-gender, single-stall restrooms
KOMO Seattle / Posted 22 days ago
SEATTLE -- The Seattle City Council on Monday adopted legislation requiring all City-controlled and privately occupied public accommodations to designate existing and future single-stall... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Seattle City Council passes all-gender restrooms legislationSEATTLE — The Seattle City Council unanimously voted Monday to require all city
Seattle City Council passes all-gender restrooms legislation
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 22 days ago
SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council unanimously voted Monday to require all city-controlled and privately operated places of public accommodation to designate single-stall restrooms as all-gender facilities. The ordinance will amend the Seattle... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Program aims to end homelessness for local veteransSEATTLE -- Seattle and King County launched an ambitious new program Monday to
Program aims to end homelessness for local veterans
KOMO Seattle / Posted 23 days ago
SEATTLE -- Seattle and King County launched an ambitious new program Monday to end homelessness for veterans. The goal is to find every vet a permanent home by the end of this year. While the program had its official kickoff Monday, it began with a... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
Seattle neighborhood requests homeless campWhile many neighborhoods fight the idea of having homeless people living nearby
Seattle neighborhood requests homeless camp
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 25 days ago
While many neighborhoods fight the idea of having homeless people living nearby, one Seattle neighborhood is requesting a formal homeless camp. KING-TV reports community leaders in Yesler Terrace say recurring problems with homeless living along... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Seattle neighborhood requests homeless campSEATTLE (AP) - While many neighborhoods fight the idea of having homeless peopl
Seattle neighborhood requests homeless camp
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 25 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - While many neighborhoods fight the idea of having homeless people living nearby, one Seattle neighborhood is requesting a formal homeless camp. KING-TV reports (http://is.gd/dqIReS ) community leaders in Yesler Terrace say recurring... Read more
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Crosscut
Single-family Seattle isn't as big as density boosters claimYou hate to hit an agenda when it’s down, especially when it contains some good
Single-family Seattle isn't as big as density boosters claim
Crosscut / Posted 26 days ago
You hate to hit an agenda when it’s down, especially when it contains some good ideas amidst its sweeping assertions and overreach. But once again, the city Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA), which Mayor Ed Murray endorsed and then... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
SDOT works to make Pan-African themed crosswalks in Central...The Seattle Department of Transportation will work to make the Pan-African them
SDOT works to make Pan-African themed crosswalks in Central...
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 26 days ago
The Seattle Department of Transportation will work to make the Pan-African themed sidewalks in the Central District permanent. A group painted the crosswalks to celebrate neighborhood pride but in doing so created an unsafe walking situation. City... Read more
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Crosscut
ATF confirms surveillance cameras installed throughout SeattleThe Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) confirmed
ATF confirms surveillance cameras installed throughout Seattle
Crosscut / Posted 27 days ago
The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) confirmed to Crosscut Thursday that they have placed video cameras throughout Seattle to, according to Special Agent Brian Bennett, “support an ongoing federal criminal... Read more
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Crosscut
Land use: Seattle's oh-so-human hesitations about changeA land use notice sign in Seattle: Sometimes people get worked up. Credit: she
Land use: Seattle's oh-so-human hesitations about change
Crosscut / Posted 27 days ago
A land use notice sign in Seattle: Sometimes people get worked up. Credit: shelmac/Flickr Now that Mayor Ed Murray has shifted Housing and Livability Agenda (HALA) priorities away from changes to single-family zones and back toward Seattle’s... Read more
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Crosscut
Seattle's war on hookah lounges, hotbeds of crimeAnother Monday night at Aladdin Hookah Lounge, stone sober and plotting robberi
Seattle's war on hookah lounges, hotbeds of crime
Crosscut / Posted 27 days ago
Another Monday night at Aladdin Hookah Lounge, stone sober and plotting robberies. Some people, they drink booze before break the law. Others, they prefer pomegranate-flavored tobacco. That’s me. I was checking if they had any, slouched on the couch,... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
Several crosswalks in Seattle’s Central District painted red,...The Seattle Department of Transportation is determining what to do after severa
Several crosswalks in Seattle’s Central District painted red,...
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 27 days ago
The Seattle Department of Transportation is determining what to do after several crosswalks in the Central District were painted red, green and black. The painted crosswalks are along Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Together the colors represent the... Read more
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