Office Politics

Seattle Companies Are All Over the Map on Vaccine Mandates

Amazon, Starbucks, T-Mobile, and others vary wildly in their approach to workplace safety after a recent Supreme Court ruling.

02/03/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Power Players

The Most Influential People in Seattle Tech and Business

Satya Nadella, Andy Jassy, and Tom Alberg are among the entrepreneurs and financial backers who stimulate the Emerald City's job market.

12/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy


Is Remote Work Good or Bad for Gen Z?

A report from Washington State University recently explored the effects of remote work on zoomers in the Pacific Northwest.

09/10/2021 By Malia Alexander


Glazer’s Camera Is Focused on the Future

As it prepares for a major two-year renovation, the 79-year-old photography store is prepping for a rebirth.

03/01/2014 By Sam Machkovech

City Hall

Council Approves New Rent Limits for Developer Tax Break

The city council approves new, lower affordability limits for a developer tax break designed to spur private investment in affordable housing, but the limits don't go far enough, two council members say.

02/28/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Economix: Rent, Don't Buy, In Seattle

A New York Times analysis of housing prices shows that, in Seattle, renting is a much better bet than buying.

12/23/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Rowhouses and No Parking Requirements: Coming to Seattle!

The city council prepares to adopt the first major changes to low-rise zoning in decades.

11/30/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Business Community: No New Fees or Taxes, But We Still Want the Tunnel

Representatives of the business community (including Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce spokesman George Allen, pictured) oppose new fees in Mayor Mike McGinn's proposed budget, suggest that the city "stop spending" instead of raising utility taxes and p

09/28/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Anti-Growth Activists Get It Wrong on Job Density

Two anti-growth activists argue against a different kind of density—job density. But moving jobs to the suburbs is not the "green" solution they claim it is.

07/08/2010 By Erica C. Barnett


A Local Treasure

06/21/2010 By Boeing Nerd


Greener Building Codes: Cool But Costly

New state building codes with tougher energy-efficiency requirements could jack up construction costs anywhere from $2,800 to $20,000 or more per home... depending on whom you believe.

04/27/2010 By Jane Hodges


Why Seattle's Home Retrofit Grant Is Cool

The availability of $95 energy audits is a plus for Seattle home owners and their old creaky homes.

04/26/2010 By Jane Hodges

PubliCola Adds Life

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04/17/2010 By Sam Machkovech


McGuire Apartment Owners Push Forward on Demolition

The McGuire Apartments is talking "demo permit" with the city, according to DPD's director.

04/15/2010 By Jane Hodges