Seattle

December 28, 2015, 1pm PST
The new I-405 Express Toll Lanes between Bellevue and Lynnwood might be undercharging solo commuters at $10. Carpoolers, who drive for free, are increasingly hard to spot in the lanes, according to anecdotal reports.
The Seattle Times
December 27, 2015, 11am PST
Baby steps are an improvement for the tunnel-boring machine known as Bertha. The drill moved a total of 1.5 feet this week, but the symbolic distance probably felt like a mile.
The Seattle Times
December 22, 2015, 1pm PST
Seattle is in the process of drafting a $27 billion transit funding initiative for the November 2016 ballot.
Publicola
December 15, 2015, 6am PST
As the automotive industry of Detroit once inherited the wealth and assets of Pittsburgh's steel industry, one writer argues Seattle has now inherited the wealth and assets of the Silicon Valley.
Pacific Standard
December 14, 2015, 9am PST
As Seattle’s Convention Center expansion moves forward, community members want the public benefit discussion to focus on a new downtown park over I-5.
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
December 10, 2015, 6am PST
In a special "Energy for Tomorrow" report, The New York Times looks at "clean city rankings" of energy efficiency and land use. But ranking cities is no easy task—"winners on one list may appears as sinners on another."
The New York Times - Energy & Environment
December 7, 2015, 12pm PST
An app is helping to bring transit riders from their home to the nearest park-and-ride in King County, Washington.
Crosscut
December 3, 2015, 12pm PST
Mansionization, that conspicuous manifestation of the demand for larger homes, is alive and well in Seattle.
The Seattle Times
November 24, 2015, 1pm PST
The Puget Sound Business Journal is reporting that landlords and developers are concerned about the effects on the market from a wave of new housing supply ready to come online in the region.
Puget Sound Business Journal
November 17, 2015, 8am PST
A unique landmark has been eradicated, at least temporarily. The Gum Wall located in Post Alley of the Seattle Pike Place Market, has been stripped of its sticky essence.
King 5 News
November 11, 2015, 11am PST
The Seattle City Council recently took the first legislative step in the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) process.
The Urbanist
November 8, 2015, 9am PST
Seattle is the latest city to declare a state of emergency in response to homelessness in the city. Los Angeles, Portland, and Hawaii took similar steps in recent months.
The Seattle Times
November 6, 2015, 10am PST
Prop. 1, a $930 million, nine-year transportation levy backed by Mayor Ed Murray, was approved by 54 percent of Seattle voters on Nov. 3 to the delight of bus, bike, pedestrian and good roads advocates. First order of business: Safe Routes to School.
The Seattle Times
November 3, 2015, 12pm PST
Seattle political leadership recently announced an ambitious plan to build more sidewalks with less money.
The Urbanist
October 29, 2015, 10am PDT
A surprising argument from an article in Seattle publication Crosscut this week: density is the mortal enemy of trees.
Crosscut
October 28, 2015, 9am PDT
At the heart of the financial and deadline challenges facing the $68 billion high-speed rail project are 36 miles of tunneling north of Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles Times analysis that includes interviews with experts on mega-projects.
Los Angeles Times
October 27, 2015, 9am PDT
Seattle voters will decide on Prop. 1, a $985 million transportation levy known as Move Seattle, unanimously endorsed by the City Council and strongly backed by Mayor Ed Murray. However, the bus and bike priorities attracted a well-funded opponent.
King 5 News
October 22, 2015, 12pm PDT
According to an article by The Urbanist, some Seattle publications might have been caught telling people what they want to hear, rather than offering clear perspective on the building trends of the city.
The Urbanist
October 21, 2015, 9am PDT
Affordable housing advocates are pushing the city to use underutilized city owned property to build more housing, but it doesn't always pencil out.
Seattle Times
October 16, 2015, 10am PDT
This favorable profile of Jack McCullough, a Seattle lawyer representing developers, highlights his role as a deal-maker. Recent agreements between his clients and Mayor Ed Murray may preserve a path forward for affordable housing.
The Seattle Times