Eastside

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…

Eastside drivers likely to see I-405 express-lane tolls in a year

Toll express lanes for the northern half of the Puget Sound area's Interstate 405 should go into effect in late 2015. Craig Stone, assistant secretary…

5 lessons for the future: How I-594 did so well with suburban, rural voters

Last Tuesday’s resounding victory for Washington’s Initiative 594 made it the ballot measure that launched a million think-pieces. The Atlantic called it “a historical rebuke”…

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…

Didier, Newhouse in close congressional race. DelBene wins her second term.

Clint Didier is in a tight race for a congressional seat but he remained in danger of going 0-and-3 in running for public office as…

Democrats’ best hope for picking up a Senate seat is on Eastside

This is the biggest money race. The biggest nail-biter. Probably the best bellwether on who will control the Washington Senate in 2015. In the race…

The Eastside’s 45th District: Where your vote really matters this fall

When I moved back to Seattle after living in Kirkland for most of the 1980s and '90s, one thing disappointed me. My votes for Congress…

Hospitals dig into sustainable seafoods

Kathy Pryor sits in the lobby at Bellevue's Overlake Hospital, one of the few in the state committed to serving what is called “sustainable” seafood,…

Eastside Pathways tackles education reform in Bellevue

When the late Bill Henningsgaard saw a presentation about student demographics in his city, one number lodged in his head: 70 percent of the students…

An Eastside race has Republicans scrambling for a foothold

This was supposed to be Washington's juiciest election fight, finally answering the question: What do his Eastside district's voters think of Democratic Sen. Rodney Tom's…

Coal trains pose economic, traffic worries for Puget Sound region

It’s all about the trains. Again. Much of the Northwest's discussion of proposals to export coal to China has focused on the potential problems from…

Bellevue abandons affordable housing in shiny Spring District

For all of us stuck in traffic purgatory, the expansion of light rail can’t come fast enough. The current system carries a small but growing…

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…

Changes go way beyond the seasonal at the Bellevue Botanical Garden

Things change, and gardens are no exception. But I wasn’t expecting the magnitude of change at the Bellevue Botanical Garden when I approached the entrance along Main Street…

Crosscut launches new Knute Berger urbanism eBook

Editor's Note: Seattle progressives seem to think we've got it all figured out. We gloat about the superiority of biking, both for our health and…