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The Homeless Encampment Debate 2.0, the Head Tax 2.0?, and Tim Burgess 4.0?

Murray is ready to propose new sanctioned encampment sites and Burgess was probably ready to retire, but...

12/01/2016 By Josh Feit

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Picking Up More Council Support, Murray Set to Offer Homeless Encampment Guidelines of His Own

O'Brien ally Johnson tells constituents he's shifting away from O'Brien bill and toward Murray.

10/21/2016 By Josh Feit

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The Real Difference Between the Competing Homeless Encampment Proposals

Is the city making a credible offer of shelter and services to the homeless?

10/20/2016 By Josh Feit

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With 7 Council Members on His Side, Murray Reaches New Bargain on Original Developer Grand Bargain

Murray saves HALA, council delays Sawant legislation, and O'Brien caught in housing irony.

10/18/2016 By Josh Feit

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O'Brien Stands Up to Angry Crowd at Council Meeting

O'Brien defends rights of homeless as public anger over unsanctioned camping hits city hall.

10/17/2016 By Josh Feit

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The Trump Effect

Local conservatives cancel fundraiser for GOP candidate, local soccer club spreads disinformation about O'Brien's encampment legislation.

10/13/2016 By Josh Feit

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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

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Council Committee Greenlights Jungle Sweep, Cues Up Larger Fight Over Unsanctioned Encampments

Council committee votes 4-2 to sweep East Duwamish Greenbelt

09/15/2016 By Josh Feit

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Obscure Hearing Could Determine Major Seattle Housing Issue

The Queen Anne Community Council challenges city's backyard cottage proposal.

09/02/2016 By Josh Feit

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Queen Anne Emerges as Bulwark Against City's Development Goals

Queen Anne Community Council challenges zoning changes to single family zones.

08/29/2016 By Josh Feit

Guest Opinion

Why I'm Supporting Seattle's Housing Levy

Targeted spending on affordable housing.

07/28/2016 By Mike O'Brien

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Surprise Testimony at City Hall: Please Tax Us

Airbnb hosts tell council to tax them rather than regulating them out of business.

06/16/2016 By Josh Feit

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A Real Civic Square

Saving city hall's front yard, building in your backyard, and running for Congress.

05/20/2016 By Josh Feit

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The Port Irony, the McDermott Race, the SDOT Skeptic, and the New Sound Transit Normal

Barney Frank endorses Walkinshaw, O'Brien to hear from SDOT, and Sound Transit revises spending guidelines.

05/13/2016 By Josh Feit

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Pronto Plans Jeopardized Again

Good news for car sharing, more bad news for bike sharing.

05/09/2016 By Josh Feit

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Council Agrees Bike Sharing Is Good, but Finds Little Common Ground During Tense Pronto Hearing

Divided committee sends bike sharing proposal to full council.

03/02/2016 By Josh Feit

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School Board Set to Eliminate Nearly 20 Percent of Onsite Child Care Programs

Meeting the McCleary class size reduction mandate may jeopardize programs for kids.

01/18/2016 By Josh Feit

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It's Still an 8-1 City Council

In big Amazon vote, Herbold joins majority while leading way on workers' rights and free speech.

01/12/2016 By Josh Feit

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Despite Unanimous Council Vote, Murray Criticizes Ride Share Workers Rights Bill

After 8-0 vote, Murray says Uber bill too costly and burdensome on city.

12/15/2015 By Josh Feit and Josh Kelety