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.


  1. There’s a new pedestrian bridge nearing completion across the Green River east of that 18 story building in Tukwila. The sidewalk adjacent to the 7 lanes of highway 181 that the bridge delivers foot traffic to was closed for months during the construction, and there isn’t a sidewalk on the opposite side.

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