Politics & Government

Protesters react with fists raised in solidarity as Nikkita Oliver takes the stage at City Hall on Wednesday June 3rd. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

This Really Is a Tipping Point Election for Seattle

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Seattle's next mayor faces a tough job. The challenges staring down the city are many and navigating through multiple crises won’t be easy. The...

Sunday Video: How China’s Flagship Belt and Road Project Stalled Out

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https://youtu.be/AU1OvrbawE8 China has been heavily focused on global infrastructure initiatives through its Belt and Road strategy to increase the country’s prosperity and influence. A key...

These Housing Bills Need a Boost as Cutoff Looms

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State senators and representatives are scrambling to get their bills out of committee with a "Do Pass" recommendation before the cutoff on Monday, February...
Mayor Durkan delivers her speech

Mayor Durkan Lays Out Brief Agenda in Brief Speech

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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan's final state of the city speech was just six minutes long. Typically, the annual speech is about four times longer,...

Meetup Video: February 2021 with Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda

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https://youtu.be/b7OYLGiIJyc This month, Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda was the guest speaker at The Urbanist’s meetup. You can rewatch her discussion here.

Are Historic Districts a New Variation to Restrictive Covenants?

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If Seattle’s Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program set a citywide precedent, then a push by wealthy Wallingford homeowners to turn single-family zoned areas into...
Lorena González smiling in a headshot photo.

Lorena González Envisions a More Equitable City in Mayoral Bid

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If you haven’t heard by now, Council President M. Lorena González is running for mayor. González is a known quantity in Seattle government and governance....

Coucilmember Teresa Mosqueda Will Be Our Guest at February 9th Meetup

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This month we are excited to be joined at our February 9th meetup from 6:15pm to 7:30pm by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda. She was first...