National tax scam: The Republican tax increase bill tied up in Congress could end up stifling construction of one million affordable homes over the next decade.
Lifting the ban: State Representative Nicole Macri is poised to sponsor legislation lifting the statewide ban on rent control.
Highrise in Tukwila: Meet Tukwila’s future 18-story hotel.
Reveal the vote: How Google Streetview can reveal how your neighborhood votes.
Tolling resentment: Some expressway tolls in Northern Virginia topped $40 in the first week of a new voluntary program, but many road users immediately complained. Streetsblog highlights the lesson there.
Growing injustice: The number of unsheltered homeless individuals continues to rocket upward nationally, particularly in high-cost cities.
Post-carbon future: An exhibition on imagining a post-carbon transportation system is on display in Seattle.
Fighting for shelter: A local coalition is pressing Seattle to restore emergency shelter funding.
The next gen: Generation Z may not want cars at all, so what will automakers do?
Two-wheeled tweeter: The Seattle Times profiled Dongho Chang ($), Seattle’s chief transportation engineer, this week. (We think his tweets are not the least bit boring.)
Pricing parking: San Francisco looks toward expanding demand-based parking pricing citywide.
Condo shortage: King County has a severe shortage of condominiums ($) leading, in part, to obscene per unit prices.
Resistance in action: In an effort to beat the Republican tax increase bill, Seattle is expediting the Asian Art Museum upgrade deal.
Reducing emissions: Three policy solutions that could dramatically reduce carbon emission from transportation.
The real deal: Seattle now has a new arena agreement ($) meant to bring the NBA and NHL to Seattle.
Designation rejected: The Bonney-Watson Funeral Home on Broadway did not receive designation as a landmark paving way for demolition and possible redevelopment.
Denier-in-chief: The White House has dismantled a climate change panel.
Arts district: To better mark the Capitol Hill Arts District, medallions are being added to arts buildings throughout the district.
Map of the Week: Americans are suffering on the crushing weight of debt.