On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Transit, Traffic, Parks, and Pot

Our daily roundup.

07/22/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Mountain Bike Trail in South Seattle Greenbelt Moves Forward

A controversial mountain bike trail system in Southeast Seattle's Cheasty Greenspace gets the nod from a city council committee.

07/22/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

The C Is for Crank

The C Is for Crank: Carpocalypse Never

As usual, a road closure fails to lead to gridlock, despite hyperbolic predictions that narrowing I-90 to one lane would result in a traffic disaster, including 10-mile backups and travel times six times as long as usual.

07/21/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Election 2014

Here Are the Routes that Are Going to Be Cut No Matter How You Vote

The bus routes, including several in Seattle, that are slated for cuts in September—two months before the big November Metro vote.

07/21/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Mike O'Brien Details Pending aPodment Legislation

City council member Mike O'Brien outlines upcoming proposal to regulate microhousing, AKA aPodments.

07/18/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: Buses, Bellevue, and SPD

Our daily roundup.

07/17/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Poll: WA Voters Think $15 Minimum Will Hurt Economy

A new poll shows that statewide voters think a $15 state minimum wage would be more likely to hurt than help the economy. But the results may have something to do with the wording of the question.

07/17/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Harrell's Committee Debates Municipal ID

Why do I need ID to get ID? If I had ID, I wouldn't need ID.

07/16/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Blanchet Neighbors Demand Appeal of Ruling Allowing Stadium Lights

Neighbors of Bishop Blanchet High School in North Seattle demand that the city appeal a federal ruling allowing the school to add stadium lights to its athletic field.

07/16/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Cars, Kitties, and Commute Costs

Our daily roundup.

07/15/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Election 2014

League of Women Voters Targeted (Literally) for Supporting I-594

Anonymous apparent gun supporter leaves a shot-up target outside the League of Women Voters' Capitol Hill office, after the group supports gun-control measure.

07/15/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Murray Names New Immigrant and Refugee Office Director

Mayor Ed Murray appoints the HRC's Cuc Vu to head the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs; at a press conference, Vu sounds skeptical of municipal ID proposal.

07/15/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Election 2014

New Elway Poll: Voters Support Gun Background Checks, Still Confused by Dueling Measures

A new poll shows voters support background checks, but are confused by two gun-related ballot measures with similar titles and descriptions.

07/15/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Council Legalizes Ridesharing

The city council passes legislation legalizing ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, while rejecting a proposal to increase insurance requirements.

07/14/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Transportation

City: Murray Doesn't Plan to Cut Sound Transit Rail Study

City staffers say Mayor Ed Murray does not, contrary to a published report, plan to cut funding for a rail study to pay for buses.

07/08/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

PubliPola

PubliPola: Should We Keep Building the Tunnel?

The great tunnel debate persists.

07/07/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Mayor Murray: Cut Rail Funding For Buses

Mayor Ed Murray argues that the city should save money by cutting rail funding for buses.

07/07/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Neighborhoods

NE Seattle Residents Trying to Keep Public Beach Public

A group of Lake City residents is trying to keep a beach that's been public for 80 years, until two residents claimed it as private property, public.

07/03/2014 By Erica C. Barnett