Politics & Government

Meetup Video: December 2020 with Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon

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https://youtu.be/cDm218xvp00 If you missed out on our December meetup, you can rewatch it here. We had Representative Joe Fitzgibbon join as a special guest speaker...
Three construction workers in Sound Transit vests walk a construction site with crane overhead.

Seattle Subway-Backed HB 1304 Gets First Hearing February 9th

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Rapid transit help could be on the way for Seattle. House Bill 1304, a bill to enable local rapid transit funding, has its first...
A large construction project near a roundabout in Tacoma.

Housing and Land Use Bills to Watch at the State Legislature

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Housing and land use issues remain a legislative focal point, even with the Covid pandemic and recession drawing much of the attention and energy...
Washington state outline with ethernet cables

Op-Ed: Washington Needs Internet for All

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Last week, Representative Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) filed House Bill 1336. This bill should be celebrated widely and has the potential to upend the internet monopolies in Washington State. We have...

Laughably Awful Pedersen Op-Ed Justifies Printing Out Seattle Times

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Paper is compostable. Bad opinions are not. Oh, for an easier assignment than to address the flubs and follies of Councilmember Alex Pedersen’s Seattle Times...

Sound Transit 3 Program Realignment Begins at Board Workshop

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On Thursday, the Sound Transit Board began the Sound Transit 3 program realignment process with a workshop that centered on a briefing by agency...
Photo of Andrew Grant Houston looking glum.

Andrew Grant Houston is Running for Mayor of Seattle on a Bold Urbanist Platform

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In an announcement video released last week, Andrew Grant Houston introduced himself as a “queer Black and Latino architect.” He is a regular fixture...
270toWin's House projection map showed likely Democrat, Republican, and tossup seats ahead of the 2020 election.

Congressional Redistricting Should Tilt a Bit More Power Toward Urban Areas

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On Monday, I looked at what redistricting will mean for the Washington state legislature. Redistricting will also have a big effect on U.S. House...