No free lunch: Mercer Island residents won’t be getting special access to I-90 high occupancy vehicle lanes says the state.
Staying wild: A Utah congressional representative has dropped his plans to privatize more than three million acres of federal land.
Cute and encouraging: Sound Transit’s transit tip cartoon animals are a good way to disarm transit etiquette.
For the wrong reasons: Uber’s CEO has decided to bail from President Trump’s national business advisory council after a massive campaign to dump Uber for collaborating with the authoritarian administration.
Double dipping: State Senator Doug Ericksen has a new administrator job with Environmental Protection Agency but plans to keep his senate gig, but is that really doable?
Economic devastation: Tim Eyman is eyeing a 25% cut in property taxes.
Highway removal: The Congress for New Urbanism has picked 10 urban freeways that they say need to come down in America.
Paramount duty: The education fight is gearing up in the Washington State Legislature.
Another kind of ban: Barcelona has put a ban new hotels in its city center.
Intentional outcome: How segregated school target=”_blank”built segregated cities.
Ending a deplorable policy: Washington state became the first state to sue the Trump administration over its unconstitutional immigration and travel ban which has halted the order nationwide.
Highly competitive: So far eight candidates are in the race for the open Seattle City Council seat (Position No. 8)
Overbuilt: According to Transportation for America, cities across the country are building way too much parking near transit.
Alive again: With Lobsang Dargey likely heading for prison, most of his projects have largely dried up, but the Belltown Potala Tower appears to have a new developer taking over.
Joining the club: Yakima claims itself as a “sanctuary city.”
Environmental injustice: The Dakota Access Pipeline has been pushed ahead by the Trump administration after being held back by the Obama administration.
Quiet threat: Did you know that 154,000 barrels of crude oil are transported through the Puget Sound area every day?
Just cause: King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski and Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell co-author an editorial against the proposed King County youth detention center.
Up for grabs: Seattle Central College has five sites ready for redevelopment.
Good for the coffers: Greater Greater Washington says that building apartments near transit boosts the coffers of cities and counties.
New policy: Mayor Ed Murray released his new plans for how to manage homeless encampments and sweeps.
Pre-paid: King County is testing pre-paid postage for ballots.
Gaining attention: With a major apartment boom underway in Tacoma, the city is beginning to get serious national attention.
Eco-friendly: Vancouver, B.C. plans to increase energy efficiency requirements for residential buildings less than seven stories in height.
Map of the Week: What if bike paths looked like subway maps?