Growth game: Housing prices challenge Puget Sound

The growth game is back: How many construction cranes are visible from Lake Union? Sixteen? Twenty? New ones seem to sprout weekly, signaling a remarkable…

Puget Sound growth: Where will they all live?

The strength of the Puget Sound economy and the region’s ability to attract new residents strongly suggest continuing growth in the years ahead. The question…

Tired of growth? Be careful what you wish for

The cover of Newsweek on May 20, 1996 read: “Swimming to Seattle: Everybody Else is Moving There. Should You?” If you got beyond the preposterous…

Local growth is strong, healthy and … a bit surprising

Recent news that the Census Bureau had named Seattle the fastest growing large city in America generated quite a buzz. A generation ago, this report…

California: Always shining a bit brighter than Seattle

Seattle's ties to California go back to its very beginning and, like it or not, will not go away any time soon. The major urban centers…

Seattle’s not-so-radical history will reassert itself

"There are the 47 states and the Soviet of Washington." Roosevelt Administration Postmaster General James Farley may or may not have uttered this famous quote,…

Medina Mayor Michael Luis: If I Were Mayor

Seattle mayor. It's a tough job, dogged by police reforms, a stretched budget and no end of public safety crises. And while there's mayoral criticism…