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Seattle area’s growth shows the power of the market, and planning

Having reached the age of 80, one is tempted to look back at how places and people have changed. My appointment in geography at the…

Inequality in greater Seattle: Tracking the possibly healthy differences among us

The high and rising degree of income inequality in the United States now exceeds the highest disparity, recorded in 1927. News coverage of this issue…

Voters have city leaders on notice: No business as usual

Written by Dick Morrill with assistance from Benjamin Anderstone Although they’re normally a sedate affair, off-year elections occasionally prove noteworthy on substance. The 2013 election…

Why the state’s redistricting plan counts as a success

The Washington State Redistricting Commission went down to the wire with its work, but the members ended up with a good plan. State commission members…

Washington: the growth state?

Has Washington joined the Sun Belt? Not quite, but the latest population estimates for 2010-2011 from the U.S. Census Bureau show quite remarkable changes, with our…

Income, language, education: Puget Sound region is a rich mix

When it comes to income inequality around the Puget Sound region, there is one spot that stands out from all the rest: Seattle. Most of…

A doomsday scenario in 2012

I have been a political radical most of the past 60 years. As a young professor at the UW, I refused to sign the state…

An expert eyes the first drafts of state redistricting plan

The Washington redistricting commission has released eight partisan plans (four congressional and four legislative), reflecting the preferences of the four legislative caucuses in Olympia. The…

Seattle and the great sorting of our households

The belated release for Washington of data on households and age at detailed geographic levels (even the block) lets us get a sense of the…

Will the last family leaving Seattle please turn out the lights?

Editor's note: We have included new maps in the story; click on the maps to enlarge them for greater readability. The author discusses the Census…

Seattle is shedding diversity; the state’s minority populations grow

As I have noted several times in recent years, the city of Seattle is an exceptional place. The 2010 census figures on race, ethnicity, and…

Growth in the past decade: winners and losers

Washington state and the greater Seattle region grew fairly vigorously from 2000 to 2010, as they have most decades for over a century, and this…

Population trends and shifting legislative districts

I was asked recently how the center of the population of the state may have changed between 2000 and 2010. The answer is it didn’t!…

Might the new 10th Congressional district go to King County?

Now that a 10th Congressional district for Washington is official, we’ll see more behind the scenes maneuvering. While I still like the idea of a…

Looking at the erosion of Democratic strength in Washington state

Although the final certified results are not in, we can compare the pattern of votes for Patty Murray vs. George Nethercutt in 2004 (a presidential…