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The City

Downtown by the Numbers

More numbers on income, race, parking, and rents

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Critic's Notebook

15 Great Downtown Restaurants

Because something tells us you’ll be shopping this weekend.

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Critic's Picks

Downtown Restaurants to Stop While You Shop

Because all that holiday shopping makes you hungry.

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The Explainer

Smith Tower's 100th Birthday

Look who turns 100 this month! A century after Smith Tower became the tallest building on the West Coast, let's look back at the high points — and a few low ones too.

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Restaurant Review

A Long Way to Aragona

Artiste chef Jason Stratton brings arcane Spanish food to a storied downtown space.

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Retail News

Moorea Seal's Boutique Opens Soon in Belltown

She's the Ellen-slash-Oprah of downtown Seattle.

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Jack Straw's New Digs on First Ave

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Cameras in Bus Shooting Weren't Working

When a gunman shot a Metro driver and attempted to commandeer another bus, bus cameras that could have captured his actions weren't working.

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Slide Show: Bikes and Bagels

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City Hall

Leaflet Campaign Targets New Low-Income Housing Project

An aggressive leafleting effort is targeting a project that will house dozens of low-income downtown residents.

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It’s Time to Invest in a Public School in Downtown Seattle

The Downtown Seattle Association argues that it's time for the school district to invest in a public school downtown.

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City Hall

McGinn Responds to Downtown Street Disorder Complaints

Mayor Mike McGinn responds to criticism of the city's response to street disorder and nuisance crimes downtown.

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Slide Show: Westlake Family Fun Day

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Fill Downtown Office Buildings to Combat Climate Change


Columbia Center Owners Miss Mortgage Payment


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Buy Now And Save $5 Million

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