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Ballot Measures

General Election 2022: Notes, Endorsements, and Get Voting!

With only 13 days to go before the General Election, ballots are officially in the hands of Washington voters. This is your reminder that...
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Elevate Cricket in Incoming Bellevue, Kirkland, and Seattle Parks Levies

Move aside pickleball, it's time to give another rapidly growing sport in the Puget Sound the limelight. “Cricket has seen an exponential growth in...
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The Urbanist Podcast: An Ambitious New Plan to Create Social Housing in Seattle

In this podcast episode, Ray and I discuss the current proposed ballot initiative to create a public development authority (PDA) that would be tasked...
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Appeal Denied: Compassion Seattle’s Charter Amendment is Dead

CA 29 is over, but the debate over how to end homelessness is not A three-judge panel from the Washington State Court of Appeals has...

Compassion Seattle Fires Back as Charter Amendment Faces Second Lawsuit

Seattle voters wait for a judicial decision that will determine if the controversial city charter amendment critics call an unfunded mandate masquerading as a...
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Sawant, Black Faith Leaders Call for Reparations to Rectify Seattle’s Racist Housing Practices

Update: Since this article was initially published, Councilmember Kshama Sawant has formally submitted a resolution calling on the City to "support community demands to...

Sunday Video: Marijuana Legalization and Drug Decriminalization Did Well This Year

https://youtu.be/To8PwGTMBoY Marijuana legalization and drug decriminalization took a big leap forward this year. Arrests and prosecution of drug possession and sale has been disproportionate, but...

The Patchwork City: What Gaps and Overlaps in City Boundaries Tell Us about Values

I. Those Left Out: Skyway and Bryn Mawr It is budget season. Throughout Washington, cities are creating budgets that reflect the dual impacts of pandemic...