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Economics

Minimum Wage Initiative Launches in Renton, Builds Off Successes in South King County

Hot off the coattails of a resounding electoral victory to raise the minimum wage in Tukwila, a new coalition has formed to launch a...

County May Require Shops to Offer Cash Payment Option to Protect Unbanked Residents

Shops in unincorporated King County may have to accept cash as payment if the King County Council moves forward with a proposal meant to...
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Streetcar Project Could Kickstart Downtown Recovery

The Downtown Seattle Association and new SDOT head are seeking ways to jumpstart the shelved Center City Streetcar project, such as a Cultural Connector...
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Sagging Revenue Forecast Prompts Seattle Council to Push Back Budget Timeline

A “grave” report from the new Office of Economic and Revenue Forecasts (OERF) showed a hit to the general fund and a steep decline...

Sunday Video: How To Better Design Cities To Move Goods

Dave Amos of City Beautiful talks about how cities can move goods faster, more efficiently, and sustainably. Amos highlights some strategies that are being...

Seattle Among U.S. Cities Where Inflation is Growing the Most

It's hard to avoid the topic of inflation these days. Price increases on basic goods are impossible to overlook at most stores, discussion of...

Evergreen Impact Housing Fund Contributes to Nearly 750 Affordable Homes

Financing affordable housing is not an easy endeavor, and many projects end up with funding gaps that impede them from moving forward. ...
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South King County Pilot Shows Promise of Guaranteed Basic Income

In 2020, King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay initiated the King County Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot program, which was funded by community service operating grant...