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Explainer

Seattle's New Compost Law

As Seattle Public Utilities rolls out new rules for food scraps, we dive into the compost system.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 01/05/2015
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City Hall

Extra Fizz: Council Says Compost or Pay the Price

Council adopts rules that require everyone, including tenants, to toss their food waste in a compost bin.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 09/23/2014
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PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Spaghetti, Utilities, and a Bike Extravaganza

Today's picks for civic nerds.

  • By Genie Leslie
  • Published 02/28/2014
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PubliCalendar: Drink for the Watershed and Eat for the North Helpline

Today's picks for civic nerds.

  • By Genie Leslie
  • Published 02/27/2014
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Afternoon Jolt

Monday Jolt: Murray Retreats on Once-Every-Two-Weeks Garbage Pickup

The day's winners and losers.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 02/24/2014
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Kittitas County Fights to Keep Seattle’s Compost Out of Its Backyard

So where do we put all of that smelly organic waste—and should we care who’s affected?

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 05/22/2013

City Hall

Utility Sale to Shoreline Could Cost City $2 Million a Year, Increase Water Rates

A proposal to divest some $26 million of the city utility's assets could cost the city millions a year---and mean a rate increase for Seattle residents.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 07/30/2012
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City Employees Punished for Giving Selves, Family Members Breaks on Utility Bills

Several Seattle city employees are sanctioned for giving themselves and family members sweet deals on their utility payments.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 12/02/2011

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SPU: Rates Going Up, But We Still Pay Less Than Other Cities

Seattle Public Utilities chief tells council: Rates are going up, but we still pay less for water overall than comparable cities.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 10/06/2011

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O'Brien Suggests Alternatives to Viaduct-Related Utility Rate Hikes

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 03/25/2010

City Hall

McGinn Outlines Cuts; Half Unrelated to Budget Shortfall

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/25/2010

City Hall

21st Century Philanthropy

  • By Chris Kissel
  • Published 01/19/2010
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