Civics & Culture

Holiday Video: What’s Wrong With Gas Stoves?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX2aZUav-54&t=573s Climate Town takes on the topic of gas stoves and the natural gas industry. Is it time to bury those stoves and the industry?

Sound Transit’s Escalators and Elevators Are Broken Too Often, But A Better System Lies...

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Escalators and elevators are a persistent problem for Sound Transit. The agency has had constant troubles at newer facilities like Capitol Hill and University...
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Seattle’s Free Community College Program Grows in Size and Impact

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Three years ago, Seattle voters approved the Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy, which included funding for two years of free community college to...

Sunday Video: The Trains That Subsidize Suburbia

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https://youtu.be/vxWjtpzCIfA Jason Slaughter of Not Just Bikes shows how Toronto's GO Transit commuter rail is primarily setup to subsidize the suburbs without providing real, regular...

Is the Progressive Media Landscape in Seattle Drying Up?

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Crosscut's opinion section is dead, the publication's new executive editor M. David Lee III announced last week. The move will deprive Seattle of another...

Sunday Video: Will Texas’ High-Speed Rail Stations Be Any Good?

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https://youtu.be/M-6e-mJ7hTI City Beautiful looks at where Texas Central’s high-speed rail stations might go and their potential once trains start arriving. Texas Central’s station location approach...

Meetup Video: November 2021 with Crystal Fincher

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https://youtu.be/nr__sWOcbis Crystal Fincher is a political consultant and host of the Hacks & Wonks show. She joined The Urbanist as the November guest speaker. Hear...
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Speedier Bus Service in 2022 and New Public Art, Among Pierce Transit Updates

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Pierce Transit has had a rough patch recently with operator shortages forcing the agency to temporarily cutback bus service, but the agency has made...