Law

Sydney, Australia during Vivid Lights festival. (Photo by Hugh Han on Unsplash)

Smart Cities Require Better Digital Privacy Planning

We’ve moved beyond the initial excitement about the sizzle of smart cities. The basic idea—much heralded but limited so far in practical application—is to...
The nine members of the Washington State Supreme Court. (Washington State)

State Supreme Court Upholds Injunction Blocking I-976

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News broke yesterday that the Washington State Supreme Court had upheld the King County Superior Court's injunction against Initiative 976 causing transit backers to...
A long line of riders wait to board a Route 8 bus at Denny and Westlake. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Judge Grants I-976 Injunction, Pausing Transit Cuts

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King County Superior Court Judge Marshall Ferguson granted an injunction on Initiative 976 this morning, pausing 175,000 hours worth of transit service cuts in...

Why Transit Riders Are Joining The Suit Against Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976

We’re joining the lawsuit against Initiative 976. Along with the disability rights group Washington ADAPT and the Northwest-based clean energy economy nonprofit Climate Solutions, Seattle...
by John Beutler

AV, I’m Walking Here! Pedestrians and Self-Driving Cars

Unless you work in a factory, an autonomous vehicle (AV) is probably going to be the first physical robot you interact with, and the...

Superior Court Strikes Down Seattle’s First-in-Time Renter Law

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Yesterday King County Superior Court Judge Suzanne Parisien issued a ruling striking down the first-in-time law regulating rental properties within the city of Seattle....

Superior Court Rules Against Seattle’s Income Tax, Appeal Likely

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Seattle's wealthiest residents have something extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving as the King County Superior Court issued a ruling invalidating Seattle's 2.25%...

Court of Appeals Deals Blow to County Youth Jail

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Tuesday was an eventful day for the future of the King County Children and Family Justice Center after the Washington State Court of Appeals...