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The state directs such small accessory units, to increase housing in cities. But cities get to regulate the local conditions. The fight in Seattle is joined in a few weeks.READ MORE 15 COMMENTS
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Judge Ricardo Martinez broadly rejected the Corps of Engineers' approval of the request, even offering some sweeping language about 'cumulative impact' of such projects. A victory for Puget Sound, or just an eddy against the bigger tide?READ MORE 10 COMMENTS
The common claim that the city's population will double by 2040 is bogus. Historic factors and our own failures at building to a broad market are the main reasons.READ MORE 50 COMMENTS
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Taken by surprise, some members of the Washington D.C. delegation are preparing to challenge the decision moving NOAA from Seattle to Newport, Oregon. It's a particularly tough blow for Bellingham, whose ambitious waterfront revival was counting on the NOAA fleet.READ MORE 5 COMMENTS
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Eastside home-buying wars heat up
"Would-be buyers in Bellevue and other Eastside communities are going above list prices, waiving inspection and writing flowery letters to sellers. And if they can pay in cash, all the better."
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