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6/14/18: AFTER THE FALL, CONTINUED
Jun 13th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Still more post-head-tax punditry; local rents go down a little; Rep. Jayapal wants ICE family-separations stopped; the Storm’s ex-coach dies.

6/13/18: NOW WHAT?
Jun 12th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Head tax dies, homeless crisis lives on; a horrid wildfire forecast; a drive to let states create single-payer health plans; freeze pops with booze.

6/7/18: FALLEN LEAVES
Jun 7th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Street deaths remembered; why anti-homelessness efforts can seem futile; local ‘scarf dancer’ accused of groping; making the case for making the 797 here.

6/6/18: COLD AS I.C.E.
Jun 5th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Protesting the immigrant crackdowns; Mexico imposes apple-import tariffs; Randy Revele RIP; more things that aren’t fun any more.

6/1/18: MISSED A VISTA?
May 31st, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

A park’s disappearing viewpoint; parsing the latest homeless stats; a union win for Boeing’s S. Carolina workers; a bomb threat staged as a YouTube stunt.

5/24/18: APPETITE FOR DE-CONSTRUCTION
May 24th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Where the parts of torn-down buildings go; questioning Amazon’s shelter donations; making tech less evil; opioids getting into local shellfish.

5/23/18: THE CONCRETE FACTS
May 22nd, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Still more public-works budgets busted; Seattle and the ‘dream of the ’90s’; the cost of Sawant’s city-printed rally posters; a new apt. complex in the wrong colors.

5/22/18: THE END OF LONELY STREET?
May 21st, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Parts of town where population’s declining (!); KOMO copter-crash settlement; Bill Nye vs. anti-eco politicians; homelessness as public health crisis.

5/14/18: PRIME-ING THE PUMP
May 13th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Amazon’s discontents speak out as head-tax vote nears; coal-port cancellation brings a lawsuit; an outré-book mogul dies.

5/11/18: POULTRY SLAM
May 10th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

‘Rubber Chicken Museum’ opens; Mayor Durkan wants to slash head-tax proposal; King County sues global oil giants; thoughts about motherhood and chaos.

5/10/18: DE-SANCTIFIED
May 9th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Another old church building may go away; still more head-tax talk; the real cost to solve the homeless crisis is massive; the Lummi Tribe wants an aquarium orca back.

5/9/18: WHAT HE LEFT BEHIND
May 8th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Relics from a Catholic saint visit Seattle on tour; Knights of Columbus Club building’s for sale; Microsoft’s new-found morality; Ms pitcher James Paxton’s no-no in TO.

THE MAILBAG (ADDENDUM TO 5/4/18)
May 6th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Bill Bradburd offers more clarification on the SeaTimes story blurbed here last week, about the amount of land in Seattle devoted to single-family zoning:

Actually… that’s 69% of residentially zoned land is zoned single family. But that 31% left over can have in places a shit ton of housing in residential towers, apartment buildings, multi-family projects, microhousing, etc.

And it’s in those areas we are building well over 100K units of housing.That’s 100K+ units in the pipeline since 2015, the year for which all this HALA nonsense is being measured and our 20 growth plan is based. In fact, since the Dec 2017 through April, about 40K units alone have been permitted.

The hype over single family is a non issue except to developers looking for more low density zoning to build $750K townhouses for tech workers. And a way for neo-urbanists to attack homeowners who often are simply working class people who have nothing to do with any of this shit and make less than 50K/yr….

Don’t believe the hype…

(and in truth, it’s 49% of Seattle (excluding right of ways) is single family homes–some in single family zones, though in single family zones there are multi-unit buildings like duplexes triplexes and more, and in higher density zoned parcels there are old single family homes hanging on. http://www.seattle.gov/opcd/population-and-demographics/about-seattle#landuse)

Keep up the good work…  Bill

5/3/18: JOB BLACKMAIL DURING A BOOM
May 3rd, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

Amazon threatens to slow local growth as if we should fear that; shouters take over a head-tax hearing; a Spokane teacher’s truth-to-power moment.

4/26/18: THE COLOR OF FOLIAGE
Apr 26th, 2018 by Clark Humphrey

The problem with having fewer trees in traditionally minority neighborhoods; a new ‘reality’ show features an area bikini barista stand; the SPD gets its first inspector general.

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