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Your weekly dose of city news in short.

03/22/2019 By Haley Gray

Turnover City

5 of Mike O'Brien's Most Memorable Moments

Seattle City Council member Mike O'Brien announced that he won't seek reelection, blowing open another council race.

02/15/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Housing and Homelessness

New Study Shows the Racial Impact of Washington's Housing Crisis

In King County, data suggests one in 11 black adults was evicted between 2013 and 2017—and it's even worse in Pierce County.

02/12/2019 By Haley Gray

Housing and Homelessness

7 Questions Answered About Seattle's Fight Against Eviction

Seattle City Council members say they plan to combat the "eviction crisis."

02/06/2019 By Haley Gray

Housing and Homelessness

Advocates Call for State Protections Against Eviction

A new study published by Washington Community Action Network surveyed more than 800 tenants about their experiences with rental housing.

01/30/2019 By Haley Gray

Olympia Dispatch

10 Bills to Watch for This Legislative Session

Democratic lawmakers will be busy tackling a progressive agenda in the coming months.

01/22/2019 By Hayat Norimine

House of Cars

More Homeless Seattleites Live in Their Vehicles Than Ever Before

But city officials are back to square one.

11/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Housing and Homelessness

How Regressive Is the Mayor's Sales Tax Proposal for Homelessness?

The sales tax is regressive, but experts say just slightly more so than a Seattle property tax.

04/04/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Fizz

Safe (Cultural) Spaces

Fire, rents, syphilis, and snow.

12/09/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

SDOT, Mayor Murray, Mike O'Brien, and Kshama Sawant Don't Get It

Capitol Hill Housing proposal gets cold shoulder from City Hall.

09/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Social Justice, Environmental, and Labor Coalition Signs Voters' Guide Statement Against Carbon Tax Initiative

The housing crisis, the environmental crisis, and the homelessness crisis.

08/23/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

A Tale of Two Cities: Dueling Urbanist Thinkers Address Seattle's Affordability Crisis

With contrasting views, local writers in deep conversation about development and displacement.

08/11/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Comprehensive Housing Affordability Agenda Takes Center Stage at City Hall in Murray Organizing Coup

Murray's housing levy and HALA plan sync up in evident organizing effort.

04/05/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Mike McGinn, Light Rail, and Eight Other Defining Stories of the Last Decade

The most important events of the last 10 years and the most important votes in Olympia on Friday.

03/07/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Judge Rules Eyman Measure Unconstitutional, Mayor's Office Responds to Wallingford Meeting, and Showdown in the 43rd District

Judge accuses Eyman of bullying, mayor's office defends housing plan, and trans rights and homelessness advocates queue up for the state house.

01/22/2016 By Josh Feit

Election 2015

Herbold Q&A Part 2: Licata Aide Redefines "Rent Control" Debate

Longtime Nick Licata aide emerges in her own right in lengthy interview.

09/16/2015 By Josh Feit

Opinion

It's Time to Fact-Check the RHA's Stance on Housing Issues

City council candidate Lisa Herbold's housing affordability platform includes allowing Seattle to make local decisions about rent control.

08/07/2015 By Lisa Herbold

Morning Fizz

Murray Outlines Ambitious Agenda, but few Concrete Solutions

Caffeinated news featuring Mayor Murray's state of the city.

02/18/2015 By Josh Feit

Opinion

Don't Let the Council Undermine the Affordable Housing Task Force with Election Year Pandering

Developer lobbyist Roger Valdez wary of council member Sally Clark's motives.

02/03/2015 By Roger Valdez

Morning Fizz

Will Mayor Murray's Task Force Allow More Density?

Caffeinated News featuring end-runs, appointments, and common denominators

01/05/2015 By Josh Feit