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Getting to no on growth. To get to yes.

In recent months, we have been inundated by scary newspaper stories, snarky columnists, lively KUOW interviews and hand-wringing public lectures about how the city is…

Housing and growth may fire up primary voters

The mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda just might be a gift to the new city council district elections. It has highlighted splits in Seattle's…

9 words that shook Seattle: Are our zoning roots really racial?

UPDATE, 6/20/15, 12:32 p.m.: Following publication of this article, the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project posted a response to the HALA report's citation of the…

Black community leaders call for surveillance cameras

Flanked by Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole and Mayor Ed Murray, Reverend Harriett Walden insisted the news conference start with a prayer. The gathering at First…

Rich neighborhoods may have a pass on Murray’s housing changes

Behind stone pillars along the shoreline of Lake Washington, south of Magnuson Park, is Seattle’s Windermere neighborhood. Many of the houses were built in the…

Getting ready for the Big One

My Roosevelt neighbors sleep with hard hats, boots, flashlights and emergency preparedness booklets under their beds. Some of us are members of our neighborhood First…

Seattle growth: How to stand up to developers, City Hall

Last week, the U.S. weather service issued a warning that the dry summer was replicating the conditions seen when the Great Seattle Fire of 1889…

Think tank to Seattle: Forget redeveloping Rainier Beach. Try a little TLC.

When Mayor Murray announced two weeks ago that a delegation from the renowned Urban Land Institute (ULI) would visit and advise on what to do…