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The Pushback Against ‘Privatizing’ Green Lake Community Center

The community roared its objections against a public-private partnership to renovate the community center. Is such an arrangement ever appropriate?

Green Lake Community Center is showing its age; cost of needed repairs is estimated at $25 million.

Erica C. Barnett

Never Mind the Mayoral Race, City Council Competition is Fierce

Meet the deep pool of candidates vying to replace Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess.

With 21 candidates in the mayor’s race, it’s easy to focus on the parade of curiosities—the also-rans who thought it…

Erica Barnett

The Hypocrisy of Taxing Sugar in Sugartown

Seattle is a city built on Cinnamon Dolce Lattes.

They may take our “soda tax” money, but they will never take our Cinnamon Dolce Lattes!

Knute Berger

Some Seattle Companies May Benefit From City’s Legacy Business Program

A proposed city program could save Seattle’s legacy businesses—but should it?

West Seattle’s Jack Miller will only close the doors of his iconic 85-year-old Husky Deli if he decides to call it quits—which he has no plans to do. He’s among the lucky small-business owners who also owns the building

Erica C. Barnett

City Council Office Hours Invite Constituents to Voice Concerns

City Council members are now holding neighborhood office hours. Is it an effective way to govern?

On a bright afternoon at the Ballard library, constituents arrive in a steady stream for their chance to speak for…

Erica Barnett