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Poll: Inflation, cost of living top of mind for WA voters

With U.S. inflation hitting a 40-year high in June, it’s not surprising voters are prioritizing pocketbook issues. Concern about the economy was shared fairly evenly among Democrats (37%) and independents (33%), while...

Poll: Inflation, not abortion, top issue for WA voters

With U.S. inflation hitting a 40-year high in June, it’s not surprising voters are prioritizing pocketbook issues. Concern about the economy was shared fairly evenly among Democrats (37%) and independents (33%), while...

King County reworks aid after some renters fall through the cracks

A revised systemIn May, King County restructured the emergency rental assistance program. United Way of King County, which has been on contract since the beginning, is now in charge of managing the...

Seattle doubled its hotel fee. Here's where the money is going

Now, as summer 2022 finally gets underway in Seattle, tourists are walking the waterfront, cruise ships are arriving and hotel occupancy rates are climbing back up to 60%. To help aid that...

Advocates weigh in on Seattle mayor's homelessness dashboard

When Harrell announced his One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan he presented the “dashboard” as an effort to increase public transparency around Seattle’s homelessness work. The new website pulls together the administration’s goals for addressing...

Seattle's social housing campaign, explained

A campaign called House Our Neighbors wants to address the growing crisis with something called “social housing.” It’s a housing model funded, built and operated by the government and is used in Singapore,...

Seattle community leaders have a lot to say about public safety

For Sean Goode, executive director of Choose 180, safety means living in a community where your material needs are met among family and neighbors who understand and care for you, in a space...

Seattle City Council floats hiring bonuses to bolster police staffing

Several council members and Mayor Bruce Harrell say these steps are necessary to combat years of mass resignations and slowed hiring in the department.Council members passed two items out of the May...

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