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Restorative Justice is a Vital Component of Livable Urbanism

Last week I wrote about Pooja Vaddadi’s race to oust incumbent Judge Adam Eisenberg from the Seattle Municipal Court. Vaddadi contrasts her competence and...

Opinion: Career Public Defender Pooja Vaddadi Is the Obvious Choice for Seattle Municipal Court

Judicial challenger leads with competence, fairness, and restorative justice. Career public defender Pooja Vaddadi is running for Seattle Municipal Court Judge against incumbent Adam Eisenberg,...

Judge Shadid: Therapeutic Courts Save Lives and Money

As the Presiding Judge of Seattle’s Therapeutic Courts for the past four years, I have seen lives destroyed by the lack of a comprehensive...

Mosqueda Celebrates 1,769 Homes Funded by JumpStart, as Chamber Drops Appeal

JumpStart scored another victory last week. After facing a string of defeats in its legal challenges, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce revealed last...

Real Estate Interests Sue to Block Homeless Housing in Kirkland

A non-profit organization called "Keep Kids Safe" filed a lawsuit Thursday afternoon to block the opening of permanent supportive housing in Kirkland. This action...

Explainer: What’s an Environmental Impact Statement?

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) sounds like a highly technical and complex mechanism of governance. They take years, spiral into hundreds of pages with...
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Call to Action: Speak Up For Housing Benefit Districts

On a day-to-day basis, we are confronted with a million different challenges: maybe you dropped your coffee on the carpet, maybe you just cannot...
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Three Lawmakers Say Their Constituents Should Get a Free Pass on Blocking Seattle Crosswalks...

Some motorists think they should be above the law Automatic traffic cameras are being installed in eight Seattle locations and three state legislators are "crying...