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Kipp Robertson

Kipp Robertson
Kipp joined the team in February 2015. He's worked as a reporter in the greater Seattle area since graduating from Western Washington University in 2010. Email Kipp at

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Sound Transit excise tax
‘Recession’ comes up in discussion over Sound Transit funding
Kipp Robertson | March 27, 2017 5:23 am
Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff says losing federal funding under the Trump administration would be similar to the Great Recession.
Seattle's homelessness, Seattle homeless
Ditching the status-quo solutions to Seattle homeless problem is costing taxpayers
Kipp Robertson | March 26, 2017 6:03 am
Seattle homeless consultant Barb Poppe says progress has been made, but "no rapid innovation" between the city, community, and businesses.
North Cascades Highway
North Cascades Highway slated for latest reopening since the 70s
Kipp Robertson | March 24, 2017 11:41 am
What typically takes four to six weeks, clearing the North Cascades Highway could take up to eight weeks, according to WSDOT.
health care, health bill
Health bill vote delayed in House is setback to President Trump, Ryan
Kipp Robertson | March 23, 2017 1:06 pm
GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare."
light rail Seattle, ST3, Pierce County, Sound Transit
How will Sound Transit respond to Legislature’s latest ‘message’?
Kipp Robertson | March 23, 2017 11:25 am
The Legislature came one step closer to forcing Sound Transit to lower car tab fees amid public pressure.
Jay Inslee
Gov. Inslee discusses the destiny of the human race with UN
Kipp Robertson | March 23, 2017 9:22 am
Gov. Jay Inslee gave a dire message Thursday morning about issues facing Washington state residents, and the human race, when addressing the United Nations on…
property taxes
Can Seattle really stomach more taxes?
Kipp Robertson | March 22, 2017 3:05 pm
Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess is questioning the fairness of Seattle's taxes, especially on low-income residents.
dive bar
Another popular dive bar closes for micro-housing
Kipp Robertson | March 22, 2017 11:40 am
A dive bar that was a staple for the working-class in the University District closed for the last time on Friday to make way for…
Burke-Gilman Trail
Do arguments against the Burke-Gilman Trail gap hold up?
Kipp Robertson | March 22, 2017 5:32 am
If you thought the final route for the gap in the Burke-Gilman Trail was a done deal, think again. Businesses are arguing against the current…
Jungle, homeless trash garbage, Tacoma homeless
Problem with growing Tacoma homeless camp goes beyond trash
Kipp Robertson | March 21, 2017 12:12 pm
Seattle is not alone with its unauthorized encampment issues as Tacoma homeless have taken residence under an overpass in the downtown core.