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Opinion

A Social Justice Urbanism

Sierra Club leaders outline affordable housing platform

  • 06/25/2015
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Opinion

We Don't Need Rent Control

The city already has price controls in place along with other affordable housing programs and tools we can expand or use for affordable housing.

  • 05/06/2015
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Opinion

A Linkage Fee for an Affordable and Just Seattle

Low-income advocates make the case against de facto segregation.

  • 03/27/2015
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Opinion

The 52 Percent

Why aren't there any renters on the city council?

  • 10/30/2014
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Guest Op/Ed

Creating High Quality Preschool

Here's why the Seattle YMCA and Washington state Head Start support Prop. 1B.

  • 10/09/2014
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Opinion

The Evolution of Mike O'Brien

Green Mike O'Brien and Blue Ed Murray, supposed political rivals, are meeting in the turquoise middle.

  • 10/08/2014
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Opinion

Failing to Raise Fees on Developers Won't Lead to "Segregation"

Smart Growth Seattle's Roger Valdez argues that Seattle's affordable housing policy won't lead to racial "segregation" as some low-income housing advocates have said.

  • 08/12/2014
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Opinion

Guest Editorial: It's a McWedding and I'm Lovin' It

Working Washington's fast food policy director says franchises should pay the same minimum wage as every other big corporation.

  • 08/06/2014
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Opinion

Women’s Rights are Under Attack—But What Else is New?

Legal Voice director Lisa Stone on this week's Supreme Court ruling against women's reproductive rights.

  • 07/02/2014
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Opinion

Guest Op-Ed: Vote No on Permanent Metropolitan Parks District

Opponents of August park ballot measure say we need a more accountable parks policy.

  • 06/17/2014
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Opinion

Seattle Flirts with a Cut Your Nose to Spite Your Face Transportation Policy

In a guest op/ed, the Downtown Seattle Association's Jon Scholes argues that two Metro funding proposals are "misguided."

  • 05/21/2014
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Opinion

A Nonprofit Manager Argues Against the Immediate $15 Minimum Wage

Sylvia Fuerstenberg, director of The Arc of King County, a group that advocates for the rights of people in King County with intellectual and developmental disabilities, argues against proposals to immediately implement a $15 minimum wage in Seattle.

  • 04/18/2014
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Opinion

Support Seattle Parks with Sustainable, Dedicated Funding

In a guest op/ed, two parks district supporters argue that a new metropolitan parks district will create a sustainable, long-term funding source for parks in Seattle.

  • 04/16/2014
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Opinion

Why “$15 Now” Has Nothing to Do With Inflation, Productivity, or a Living Wage

A guest op/ed writer argues that the "15 Now" movement has nothing to do with inflation, productivity, or a "living wage."

  • 04/15/2014
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Op/Ed

Guest Op/Ed: For Those With Disabilities, Transit Is a Lifeline

Two disability activists argue that transit access isn't a privilege; it's a lifeline.

  • 10/15/2013
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Opinion

In Lesser-Known Rulings, SCOTUS Strikes Down Rules Protecting Women and Minorities

In a guest PubliCola op/ed, Legal Voice director Lisa Stone argues that two lesser-known Supreme Court cases this week represent a major setback for women and racial and ethnic minorities.

  • 06/26/2013
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Opinion

Not All Businesses Oppose New Ex-Felon Job Law

Bar and restaurant owner David Meinert says he supports the recent law barring employers from asking about an applicant's criminal history before considering them for a job.

  • 06/19/2013
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Opinion

Transportation Funding: It Gets Worse

Washington state's transportation funding picture has only become bleaker since 2005, says guest editorialist Brendan Williams.

  • 06/07/2013
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Opinion

Renew and Expand the Downtown Metropolitan Improvement District

In this guest editorial, two Belltown business owners make the case for renewing and expanding the DSA's downtown Metropolitan Improvement District.

  • 04/30/2013
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Opinion

A Tale of Two Buildings: Why the Council Should Ask for More in South Lake Union

As the council debates how much affordable housing to require from developers in exchange for taller buildings in South Lake Union, the Tenants Union argues that most of their proposals fall short.

  • 04/15/2013
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