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Good News for Walkinshaw in Seattle, Bad Signs for Republicans in Seattle Suburbs

Democrat Wellman in near tie with Republican incumbent Litzow.

08/05/2016 By Josh Feit

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Walkinshaw Edges Ahead of Joe McDermott, The Year of the Woman, and The Stranger Gets Murray's Back

More election numbers and analysis and more from the NIMBY wars.

08/04/2016 By Josh Feit

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Herbold to Amend Murray's Affordable Housing Grand Bargain Today with Displacement Amendment

Tweaking the grand bargain, counting buses, and delaying Uber legislation.

08/02/2016 By Josh Feit

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Regional Report: Rent and Traffic Delays Way Up

A data snapshot from the Puget Sound Regional Council.

08/01/2016 By Josh Feit

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Herbold Amendment to Grand Bargain Spooks Developers and Urbanists

Herbold amendment would add fees to account for demolition of existing housing.

07/29/2016 By Josh Feit

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Greenways Group Denied Membership at Recent District Council Meeting

District council votes no to pedestrian group, community council says yes to upzones, and Department of Neighborhoods presents the numbers.

07/28/2016 By Josh Feit

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Email to City Council Accuses Mayor and Neighborhood Director of "Falsified" Report on District Councils

Georgetown leader says Murray and Nyland are misleading the council about district councils.

07/27/2016 By Josh Feit

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Darcy Burner Plays Sanders Role in Local Race as Democratic House Committee Funds Her Establishment Opponent

Democrats snub Burner, City Council backs hotel workers, and Burgess cites an iffy stat.

07/26/2016 By Josh Feit

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Urbanist Hopes, Democratic Expectations, and Neighborhood Demands

What Tim Kaine means for the Democrats, what Jim McDermott means for the Democrats, and what West Woodland wants from Ballard.

07/25/2016 By Josh Feit

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Developer Pronounces Pod Apartments Dead

Council regulations have killed pod apartments, urban planner wants to kill I-123, and Murray faces Seattle Times hysteria for killing district councils.

07/22/2016 By Josh Feit

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Council Pushes Limits on Airbnb as Hosts Say Tax Us Instead

Debate over Airbnb centers on affordable housing stock.

07/21/2016 By Josh Feit

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Seattle City Light Cuts Back Solar Power Incentive

Solar program is a victim of its own success, Airbnb hosts may be victims of over regulation, and neighborhood district councils say they're victims of Murray attack.

07/20/2016 By Josh Feit and Spencer Ricks

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Sawant Effort to Bypass Voters on Hotel Workers Initiative Fails

Sawant's procedural move would have allowed council to approve union measure next week.

07/19/2016 By Josh Feit

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District Council Sends Out SOS

District council sends "open invitation" to begin organizing against Murray plan.

07/18/2016 By Josh Feit

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Jayapal, Walkinshaw Head into Primary with Big Media Endorsements

Jayapal nets Stranger endorsement, Walkinshaw picks up Seattle Times.

07/15/2016 By Josh Feit

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Murray's Executive Order Challenges Traditional Neighborhood Council Model

A year after failing to challenge Seattle's single-family zone status quo, Murray tries a different approach.

07/14/2016 By Josh Feit

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Plastic Bag Ban Noncompliance, District Councils Not Working

A radical change at the department of neighborhoods, disappointing stats on the plastic bag ban, and big business all in on ST3.

07/13/2016 By Josh Feit

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Pedestrian Chronicles, Scott Kubly Chronicles, and Sally Bagshaw Is Not Running for Mayor

SDOT director settles for $10,000 in ethics investigation.

07/01/2016 By Josh Feit

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Majority of 43rd District State House Candidates Disagree with Chopp (Kinda) and Howard Behar Loves Developers (Kinda)

A flip-flop in the 43rd District race and more commentary from former Starbucks head Behar.

06/30/2016 By Josh Feit

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Retiring Lieutenant Governor Owen Blasts State Senator Seeking His Seat

In lengthy letter, Owen Accuses Habib of making exaggerated and partisan campaign promises for largely parliamentarian job.

06/29/2016 By Josh Feit