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The end of tall buildings in residential neighborhoods?

In 2010, Seattle made a number of tweaks to its residential zoning rules, opening many neighborhoods to four-story or higher construction for the first time…

Facing El Niño conditions, City Light must buy power when it should be selling

Ali Rodol is a powerbroker in the purest sense of the word – what his business card calls a “power marketer.” He's one of 18…

Measure to build nuclear reactors nears breakthrough in Legislature

Washington is one House vote away from beginning to search for a potential manufacturing site for small modular reactors. That site will likely be at…

Legislature stumbles on classroom size initiative

The state government has a $2 billion problem, and the Washington Senate foundered on fixing it in efforts that extended into this morning. Meanwhile, the…

Legislature struggling with transportation deal

The 47 Washington House's minority Republicans might have the votes to stop implementation of a large part of a transportation package financed by an 11.9-cents…

Tech industry group praises new state budget, as biotech reels

On January 1, two state tax breaks expired that were decades old, and have been described as fundamental to Washington’s innovation economy. Leaders in the…

Commentary: Unreal city planning is hurting a real Seattle neighborhood

Walk with me through my Seattle neighborhood, and I’ll show you the unintended consequences of what happens when ideologues capture local government. I live in…

The unique economics of Washington craft beer

There are currently 274 breweries in Washington state, and 78 in the Emerald City. No other city in the world can boast Seattle's numbers. Even San…

Growing up Muslim in the Northwest

For Amina Al-Sadi, America is the only home she’s ever known. As a half-Iraqi, 25-year-old woman, she is dedicated to her Islamic faith, but reminded constantly how…

The Weekend List: African dance, comedy horror improv and an artistic celebration of the Duwamish River

* Events that are $15 or less DanceGarden: A Celebration of World Music & Dance * Not only does this event showcase contemporary and traditional…

Guest Opinion: Charleston? What about NW’s shortcomings on race?

The grace of the African Methodist Episcopal Church community, a stirring eulogy by President Barack Obama, and the reaction of states across the South to…

Inner States: 3 poems for America

Editor's Note: The three poems excerpted here are from Inner States, the as-yet-unpublished collection of 50 poems — one for each of the United States —…

Open letter to Jeff Bezos: Seattle transit could use Amazon’s help

Dear Mr. Bezos... Seattle is changing. Fast. And Amazon, which could employ 70,000 in our city by 2019, is indisputably a major driver of that change.…

Endangered species: Parking in Seattle

In a sense, I’m lucky that my morning commute is usually the distance between my laptop and my lap. My wife walks to work most…

Council tries to put ‘bulky’ developments on a diet

The Seattle City Council took a new look at 2010 zoning legislation Monday in order to, as several council members put it, close loopholes on developers.…

Endangered species: Parking in Seattle

In a sense, I’m lucky that my morning commute is usually the distance between my laptop and my lap. My wife walks to work most…

Open letter to Jeff Bezos: Seattle transit could use Amazon’s help

Dear Mr. Bezos... Seattle is changing. Fast. And Amazon, which could employ 70,000 in our city by 2019, is indisputably a major driver of that change.…

Legislature starts new week in same old mode

Washington’s Legislature is locked deeply into triple overtime because of a last-minute negotiating showdown over Initiative 1351 and a bill to revamp high school graduation…

Commentary: Unreal city planning is hurting a real Seattle neighborhood

Walk with me through my Seattle neighborhood, and I’ll show you the unintended consequences of what happens when ideologues capture local government. I live in…

Guest Opinion: Charleston? What about NW’s shortcomings on race?

The grace of the African Methodist Episcopal Church community, a stirring eulogy by President Barack Obama, and the reaction of states across the South to…

The unique economics of Washington craft beer

There are currently 274 breweries in Washington state, and 78 in the Emerald City. No other city in the world can boast Seattle's numbers. Even San…

The end of tall buildings in residential neighborhoods?

In 2010, Seattle made a number of tweaks to its residential zoning rules, opening many neighborhoods to four-story or higher construction for the first time…

Inner States: 3 poems for America

Editor's Note: The three poems excerpted here are from Inner States, the as-yet-unpublished collection of 50 poems — one for each of the United States —…

The Weekend List: African dance, comedy horror improv and an artistic celebration of the Duwamish River

* Events that are $15 or less DanceGarden: A Celebration of World Music & Dance * Not only does this event showcase contemporary and traditional…

Tech industry group praises new state budget, as biotech reels

On January 1, two state tax breaks expired that were decades old, and have been described as fundamental to Washington’s innovation economy. Leaders in the…

Measure to build nuclear reactors nears breakthrough in Legislature

Washington is one House vote away from beginning to search for a potential manufacturing site for small modular reactors. That site will likely be at…

Legislature stumbles on classroom size initiative

The state government has a $2 billion problem, and the Washington Senate foundered on fixing it in efforts that extended into this morning. Meanwhile, the…

Legislature struggling with transportation deal

The 47 Washington House's minority Republicans might have the votes to stop implementation of a large part of a transportation package financed by an 11.9-cents…

Facing El Niño conditions, City Light must buy power when it should be selling

Ali Rodol is a powerbroker in the purest sense of the word – what his business card calls a “power marketer.” He's one of 18…