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eviction moratorium...
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Washington renters could get more protections in 2020

The proposed standards would require landlords to give good or just cause for eviction, covering up to 18 cited issues.
2 years ago
Seattle renters, eviction moratorium...
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Report: Number of Seattle renters on par with number of homeowners

The census data shows that three out of four new Seattle residents are under the age of 40, and many are not in a financial position to start a family or own a home, which tends to impact their political and cultural priorities.
2 years ago
Seattle travel, armrest airplane...
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John Curley’s epic battle for room on an airplane armrest

KIRO's John Curley found himself in an epic war for the armrest on a recent flight, and fought dirty to gain ground.
2 years ago
rain, Seattle, weather, water outlook, Pike Place...
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Newsstand at Pike Place Market to close after 40 years

Lee Lauckhart said it was getting to the point where he would have to start funding the stand at Pike Place Market out of his own pocket. For the past 13 years, Lauckhart has not collected a salary.
2 years ago
capital gains, seattle, tax, washington...
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King County taxpayers exported $2.95 billion to other counties in 2016

A new report from the Office of Financial Management found that taxpayers in King County exported $2.95 billion to the other states in the county in 2016.
2 years ago
homelessness, embedded social worker...
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Defying NIMBY, some Seattle residents are hosting homeless in backyards

The BLOCK Project is a nonprofit that helps Seattle homeless find a place to live in the backyard of someone who is open to the idea, doing so in a way so that they fit with each other.
2 years ago
seattle elections...
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Data shows younger Seattle residents voted later, creating progressive surge

It turns out that younger voters perhaps unsurprisingly waited until the last minute to turn in their ballots, which in turn powered candidates like Sawant to victory.
2 years ago
Value Village...
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King County judge rules Value Village deceived public by marketing itself as charity

The ruling contends that Value Village mislead customers to think that it donates a portion of their sales to charity, which many customers believed.
2 years ago
seattle tourism, space needle, keyarena, November Seattle...
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How the influx of new Seattle residents might reshape elections

Seattle is regularly ranked in the top ten of fastest growing cities, and with tens of thousands moving to Seattle every year, the definition of a local and what's important to residents can rapidly change.
2 years ago
seattle tolling, seattle car, commuters,...
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Seattle sees biggest drop in car ownership nationwide

Seattle saw the biggest drop in car ownership among major U.S. cities in past few years.
2 years ago
Sea-Tac Airport...
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Search to find a second airport gains traction

A recent meeting of 26-member commission was assigned the task by the legislature of finding a potential location for the airport, and they have until 2022 to do so.
2 years ago
seattle homeless, hospice...
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Providing hospice care to homeless Washingtonians in their last days

Hospice programs for the homeless around Washington help to ensure that their last days are more comfortable and they have people around them.
2 years ago
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John Curley pens heartfelt letter after mother’s passing

John Curley's mother recently passed away. On the plane ride home, he wrote a letter to his brother and sister.
2 years ago
medina...
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Medina — home of Gates and Bezos — is running out of money

Medina -- home of Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos -- is having budget issues, and may need to raise property taxes for its many wealthy residents.
2 years ago
Sammamish, walking...
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Why Sammamish’s median household income is highest in U.S.

It's rare to find a study about incomes where Seattle doesn't place at or near the top of the list. But a recent study shows that Sammamish at the top.
2 years ago
auction...
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John Curley’s adventures falling off the stage at an auction

This past weekend John Curley was doing a bit of auctioneering for charity when the stage got the best of him.
2 years ago
light rail, sound transit, STart...
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Sound Transit boosting security for Seattle light rail passengers

Seattle's light rail hasn't seen much criminal activity over the years. Nonetheless, Sound Transit it upping its security budget.
2 years ago
seattle gentrification...
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Is gentrification altering Seattle’s political landscape, diversity of thought?

Seattleites having to move outside the city because of rising costs is nothing new, but an inadvertent result is that this is causing a shift in the political landscape.
2 years ago
lime bikes...
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Seattle Lime bike fleet is partially down with dead batteries, recharging underway

Much of Seattle's Lime bikes are idle at the moment as result of heavy usage during Labor Day weekend, as well employees' days, a Lime spokeperson told The Seattle Times.
2 years ago
seattle tickets...
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Seattle police issuing fewest amount of traffic tickets in years

The Seattle Police Department issued 27,600 tickets last year for traffic infractions, which sounds like a lot, until you consider that number's been precipitously going down every year since 2015.
2 years ago
eastern washington...
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Proponents of Eastern Washington seceding hold first press conference

A press conference was held recently in Moses Lake to discuss plans for Eastern Washington to secede and split into a separate state called "Liberty."
2 years ago
seattle taxi, uber, lyft, rideshare tax, rideshares...
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Why Seattle taxis are still surviving despite Uber and Lyft

The taxi industry has inevitably taken a hit from the advent from Uber and Lyft, but in Seattle, cab drivers are still somewhat sustaining.
2 years ago
washington tax...
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Lowest amount of Washingtonians identifying as Republicans in years

The gap between those who identify as Republican and Democrat in Washington state has grown. There is a 20 point differential, with 41 percent of state voters now identifying as Democrat, and 21 percent identifying as Republican.
2 years ago
toxic waste, navy, eviation electric planes eviation, counterfeit, Puget Sound...
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Washington state ranks 8th in nation for life expectancy

It may not impact your day at all, but a new study from Senior Living found that Washington state has the eighth-highest life expectancy in the country.
2 years ago
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