As developers eye valuable mobile park home land, some residents have found a way to fight back

May 4, 2018
Mobile homes are one of the last vestiges of affordable home ownership in the Seattle area, but mobile homeowners are being pushed out by skyrocketing real estate values.
Next-door neighbors and Duvall Riverside Village homeowners Stephanie Rosevear (L) and Danelle Knapp (R) return home from a walk.
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One Seattle neighborhood is fighting airplane noise

Feb 16, 2018
The planes are so loud in this Seattle neighborhood some residents say it feels like a war zone. They want the federal government to do something about it.
María Batayola.
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Diners aren't showing up as expected near Amazon HQ1, causing some restaurants to close

Jan 2, 2018
Amazon's HQ1 neighborhood empties out at night, so some restaurant owners aren't finding the dining market they expected.
Empty chairs in the recently closed bar, Cantine in Seattle's South Lake Union, look out at neighborhood workers with lunch takeout containers. The bar and several other restaurants closed this year because of lackluster dinner patronage.
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A construction site for Google's expansion in Seattle's South Lake Union. The neighborhood is home to Amazon's first headquarters and other major tech companies.
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Seattle increasing affordable housing through a bargain with private developers

Sep 25, 2017
The plan, called the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda, relies on an exchange between the city and private developers known as the grand bargain, brokered two years ago.
A construction site with cranes in the background in downtown Seattle.
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A new study out of Seattle shows the downside of minimum wage increases

Jun 27, 2017
The city is making its way towards a $15-an-hour minimum wage, but are employers cutting hours to compensate?
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signs a bill that incrementally raises the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour on June 3, 2014, in Seattle.
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Seattle tests new law aimed at preventing discrimination by landlords

May 11, 2017
The first qualified applicant must be approved under the ordinance. Landlords are suing.
Beth Bylund outside one of the houses she rents in north Seattle.
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Seattle tries voucher system to reform campaign finance

Feb 21, 2017
Residents received $100 in taxpayer-supported coupons to give to city candidates of their choice.
Seattle's voucher program encourages residents to donate to city candidates and encourages candidacy by people who couldn’t otherwise afford to run.

Seattle plans to use bond funding to pay for more affordable housing units

Jan 9, 2017
The city is looking at a few different ways to add more housing.
A tent under Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle, where homeless people seek shelter, a block away from City Hall.
Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

President Xi Jinping talks business in Seattle

What do U.S. firms dreaming of expansion in China hope to get from the visit?

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