Parochial ax-grinding: Mercer Island is fighting over planned facilities supporting light rail again.
Gentle density: A bill in California would allow duplexes on most urban single-family lots ($).
CLT in Spokane: Spokane is getting a new cross-laminated timber office building.
Trump’s elections tampering: A federal judge has ordered that the Postal Service provide details on changes in mail delivery ahead of election ($).
PAE’s back: Paine Field is back in business with passenger flights and Alaska Airlines has signaled more flights on the horizon ($).
Asphalt city: How did parking wind up eating the economic success of Kansas City?
Upgrades: A project in Portland will remake a transit center and bikeway.
Placemaking: How has Richmond, Virginia transformed Monument Avenue?
No special session: Washington has a big deficit but state legislators have good reasons for not rushing to deal with it.
We will ride: Can King County Metro survive the pandemic?
Bridging communities: A temporary passenger ferry service has been launched between Bellingham and Point Roberts, an enclave bordered directly by Canada.
Infill: Kent is getting a seven-story apartment building in downtown bringing 165 units.
Equity: How can cities create equitable pedestrian plans?
Death cult: Donald Trump is directly trying to sabotage coronavirus testing efforts.
Urban canopy: Chicago has not been good about replacing trees and then the derecho hit.
Postponed: Uber and Lyft are not yet shutting down in California ($).
Heat island: A new study reveals that Hong Kong needs better planning to deal with growing heat island effects.
Connecting service: Los Angeles is studying a high desert high-capacity rail connection to the future Xpresswest high-speed rail line from Victorville.
Shuttering: Seattle’s downtown IGA grocer is headed for closure.
Plane-train: An airline in China becomes the nation’s first to offer plane-train trips.
Heating up: The New York Times highlights the link to American redlining and disproportionate extreme heat in low-income communities and communities of color.
Affordable highrise: Seattle’s first affordable housing highrise building in 50 years is set to break ground.
Bleak: Losing production of the 787 could be a big deal for the Puget Sound region ($), Talton says.
Lacking affordable access: Over 500,000 children in Washington lack access to affordable childcare.
Market expands outside: Pike Place Market is now featuring outdoor dining options in street ($).
Subway crisis: Subway service may be cut to the bone in New York City if federal assistance doesn’t come through.
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