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Politics and Government

Mosqueda Champions Bolder Zoning Alternative 6 in Initial Council Comp Plan Discussions

The land use committee meeting on Wednesday was an eventful one, as several councilmembers shared their critiques of the Seattle comprehensive plan work thus...

Public Safety Politics and the Even Election Reckoning

The votes have all been tallied and the red wave has officially folded in on itself, leaving even more blue shore than before in...

The Urbanist Podcast: General Election 2022 Roundup with Jazmine Smith

This week, we enjoy some election round-ups as The Urbanist Elections Committee member Jazmine Smith joins Ray Dubicki to talk about the surprises and squeakers...
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Five Takeaways from the 2022 Election

Political pundits always say that Midterm Elections are bad for the party that controls the presidency. Washington State didn't get the memo, though. Democrats...

Everett Mayor Slams State Homelessness Program, Seeks to Block Shelter

Tensions flared between state agencies and Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin this month over a program to move people experiencing homelessness out of state-controlled right...

What New Seattle City Council Districts Mean for 2023 Elections

The Seattle Redistricting Commission approved its final map for Seattle City Council districts on Tuesday, making no further changes from the map we covered...

General Election 2022: Wednesday Ballot Drop

Counting of ballots continues after Tuesday's general election as more races are being called. With the predicted Red Tide fizzling, it appears that Patty...
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The Urbanist Podcast: The Port of Seattle with Commissioner Ryan Calkins

This week, Port of Seattle Commissioner Ryan Calkins joins reporter Ray Dubicki to talk about the awesomeness of planes, ships, and freight. They're so...