Katie Wilson is the General Secretary of the Transit Riders Union, a Seattle-based organization advocating for improved public transit and other progressive urban issues. She is a contributing columnist covering local politics and urbanism.
With a COVID-19 vaccine still out of reach, stimulating the economy and slashing unemployment present an extraordinary challenge for lawmakers.
Emissions have fallen as more people stay home, and fossil fuels have taken a hit. We must keep the momentum going.
A new column from Crosscut Opinion will track the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
The pre-pandemic global economy was already fragile. With future COVID-19 outbreaks, Seattle could suffer even more.
The state Supreme Court recently declined to review Seattle’s tax-the-rich case. Here's how we got here — and where we might go next.
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The federal stimulus will help, but we'll need more creative funding approaches to save the transit system.
The Amazon CEO’s galactic ambition is worth taking seriously, but it shouldn't be space or bust.
When the pandemic subsides, then we can take on the homelessness crisis.
If this is what it takes to secure a Section 8 housing voucher, it's no wonder voters are embracing socialism.