As Southern Confederate monuments topple—or draw defenders—Seattle’s debate turns to its own 16-foot bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin, Soviet Russia’s communist revolutionary. Is the Fremont effigy art or a tribute to oppression?
In July, Seattle implemented a law requiring large retailers and food service employers to give workers their schedules two weeks in advance, compensate them if their schedules change, and provide 10 hours between opening and closing shifts.
Magnolia neighborhood residents successfully sued when the city tried to acquire 34 acres of U.S. Army land abutting Discovery Park for affordable housing. Now council members have inked a five-year lease on the space.
Voters approved the Sound Transit 3 plan in November 2016, continuing the old—some would say “inflated”—car valuation system and added a tax increase of 0.8 percent. A necessary tax or are Seattle residents being taken for a ride?