Public Health

Sunday Video: Cities Aren’t Loud, Cars Are Loud

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https://youtu.be/CTV-wwszGw8 Not Just Bikes explores noise in cities and the impacts to people. A key point of the video is just how much noise cars...

Eviction Defense Bills Pass Out of Committee with Pedersen Dissenting

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The Seattle City Council's Renters' Rights Committee passed three bills providing further protections from evictions and rejected a bevy of amendments from Councilmember Alex...

Sunday Video: Why Is LA Traffic So Bad?

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https://youtu.be/DbiI9ainetY Dave Amos explores the history of Los Angeles’ highway building and the ways that traffic in the region is so bad. It isn’t just...

Midweek Video: Texas’s Power Disaster Is a Warning Sign for the US

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https://youtu.be/Zcrsgdl_hP0 In this short video, Vox explains how Texas' March electric energy failure could be just the tip of the iceberg for America going forward....

New Report Highlights the Success of Community-Led Public Spaces

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Lately, I've been missing Pratt Park, one of my favorite public spaces in Seattle. While I haven't gone anywhere, and neither has the park,...
students do an outdoor activity at Lincoln High School

Dubicki: Save Seattle Schools, Dissolve the District

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To be upfront, I am pissed at Seattle Public Schools. As a parent of school-age kids, I have been subjected to SPS’s anti-union propaganda...

Coalition Urges Mayor to Extend the Eviction Moratorium

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At month's end, the eviction moratorium is scheduled to expire, which would put thousands of tenants at risk. A broad coalition spearheaded by the...

Midweek Video: How Do Cities Get Enough Fresh Water?

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https://youtu.be/Q1NLATszskU Dave Amos dives into the issue of water, the lifeblood of cities. He explores how climate change, over-development, and other impacts can pose challenges...