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In a Pandemic, We Should Be Closing Unused Streets, Not Crowded Parks

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On Thursday, the Seattle Mayor’s Office announced on KUOW that several parks would be closing. Later in the afternoon, those specific parks were announced....
King County Metro buses on Third Avenue during rush hour. (Bruce Englehardt)

The Case for Making Transit Free (and How to Pay for It)

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As a community, Seattle has been struggling with numerous issues like income equality, our world-class congestion, and the regressive nature of our tax system....
A support of the winter evicition ban testified ahead of the Seattle City Council's vote. (Seattle Channel)

Seattle Council Passes Winter Eviction Ban Against Protests of Mayor Durkan and Landlord Lobby

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On Monday, the Seattle City Council by a 7-0 vote passed a winter eviction ban aiming to protect tenants during the three coldest months...

Constantine and Durkan Unveil County Payroll Tax to Raise $121 Million Annually for Housing...

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Yesterday, Rep. Nicole Macri (D-Seattle) introduced a bill that would grant King County the authority to enact a progressive payroll tax targeting large firms...

Washington Developing Bike/Ped Plan, Early Analysis Shows High Stress on State Highways

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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has been working on a statewide active transportation plan this year that could reshape the state's highway...
Governor Jay Inslee (Courtesy of Governor's Office)

Governor Inslee Freezes Rents and Extends Statewide Eviction Moratorium

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Washington renters breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as Governor Jay Inslee announced a rent freeze lasting two months. The governor also extended the...

King County Mobility Framework Would Guide Updates to Key Countywide Plans

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A new policy framework is flying under the radar that could remake how King County Metro delivers service and capital investments. Metro began developing...

The Top HALA Recommendations for Seattle’s Affordable Housing Future

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On Wednesday the Seattle City Council will hold a public hearing on recommendations to increase the city's amount and variety of affordable housing options....