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Sunday Video: American Transit During The Pandemic

CityNerd takes a look at how American transit systems lost ridership during the pandemic and the pros and cons of fare-free systems. Wenatchee’s...

Seattleites Demand Housing Fixes, but Chamber Overlooks Their Own Poll Finding

The chamber and friends are focused on homeless sweeps and pinning blame on progressive councilmembers, rather than housing solutions. On Monday, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber...

Local Columnists Shrink from Seattle’s Growth and Vitality

Seattle is shrinking and that's a good thing, columnist Danny Westneat opined in the Seattle Times, making a very big deal of one year...

International District Development Wave Comes with Growing Pains and Opportunities

More than 4,500 homes have been constructed, permitted, or proposed in the Chinatown-International District since 2019 -- 1,240 units of them affordable, based on...
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Poll Indicates Washingtonians Strongly Favor Statewide Missing Middle Housing Bill

More than 60% of likely Washington voters indicated they were supportive of legislation to increase production of missing middle housing across the state in...
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King County Estimates 40,800 Residents Experienced Homelessness in 2020

This month, King County announced roughly 45,300 residents experienced homelessness at some point during 2019, while in 2020, the number dipped slightly to 40,800...
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Workers Need Homes, So Why Isn’t Our Zoning Keeping Up With Job Growth?

When Bellevue boasted they would eat Seattle’s lunch last month, I am not sure they realized the housing crisis was on the full course...
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2020 Census Includes Some Surprises for Seattle Council District Redistricting

Ahead of the 2023 election, the seven Seattle City Council districts are set to be redrawn using 2020 U.S. Census figures to rebalance each...