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A Fare-Free Weekend Ushers in a New ORCA Card System

Fare enforcement has been lax lately, but this weekend, it's unambiguously legal to ride for free. As a new ORCA card system is...

Three Plotlines to Follow in Washington State’s Midterm Elections

Washington didn’t need a nudge to get politically involved between presidential elections. Though we may be a deeply divided state, most of...

A Common Roadblock Delays Two of Seattle's Biggest Projects

Death, taxes, and municipal project delays. Despite months of little downtown traffic to stymie progress, it seems we couldn't shake that last...

Weird Seattle News of Late

Boxed In Police rescued an 80-year-old woman in Illinois from a hostage situation after her Seattle-based daughter noticed she hadn’t texted her...

A Guide to Passing the Seattle Parking Test

When a parking spot in Capitol Hill was listed for $50,000 in 2022, the internet wondered: bad deal—or steal? Such is the...

How Should King County Handle Fare Enforcement?

The pandemic has hastened a fork in the road for our local public transit agencies. When offices first went remote, commuting dwindled, cutting into bus and light rail...

The Fate of Abortion Access in Washington If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

Last night, via leak, the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority said its quiet part loud: “We hold that Roe and Casey must...

Google Bets Big on a Kirkland Campus

Google has introduced the next phase of its 760,000-square-foot Kirkland Urban development, and with it, put another stake in the ground for naps at...

Seattle’s Worker Revolution Is Bigger This Time

The march on Broadway. Photograph by Benjamin Cassidy.  Horns honked. Heads swiveled. And though passersby donned capes and space boots, all eyes were on a...

Joe Biden’s Seattle Visit Was So Predictable

Today I learned: Seattle presidential visits can be sad. No, I wasn’t born yesterday, and of course I expected Joe Biden to...

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