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On Other Blogs Today: Parking, Divorce, Primaries, and More

By Erica C. Barnett August 15, 2012


Use at your own risk: Downtown Seattle's Second Avenue bike lane


1. In Portland, many new apartment projects are being built without parking---not because of "nanny state" government regulations, but because of good old supply and demand. Oregon Public Broadcasting has more.

2. At The Stand, Economic Opportunity Institute director John Burbank makes what may seem like an odd argument for the head of a lefty group: He says the top-two primary is unfair because it has disenfranchised Republicans.

3. US Congressman Jim McDermott's divorce case is turning ugly, with McDermott's wife accusing him of concealing assets and refusing to hand over financial documents. The Seattle Times has details about the case, which goes to court this week.

4. Seattle Transit Blog raises questions about the city's proposed bike-sharing program---specifically, they argue, putting inexperienced bikers downtown with its current, inadequatebike facilities could be a recipe for disaster.

5. Encapsulating everything that's wrong with land-use planning in Southeast Seattle, the Rainier Valley's beloved Silver Fork diner, a longtime haunt for south end politicians, church ladies, and this reporter, will be demolished and replaced with a Safeway gas station, Slog reports.
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