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Month: August 2017

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Streaming Solutions

High in the Cascade and Olympic Mountain snowfields, pristine rivulets trickle into brooks that descend through forest, farmland, and town. Streams merge into rivers and…

Why Seattle Is Poised to Be a Leader in ‘Smart City’ Technology and Regulations

New technology is helping local government create “smarter” cities in a variety of ways, from adaptive traffic lights to open data platforms to advanced utility…

Airbnb Extends Hurricane Harvey ‘Free Housing’ Program

Airbnb is continuing its effort to help those displaced by Tropical Storm Harvey. The short-term rental service said Tuesday it is expanding its disaster response program. Before…

A Quarter of Seattle Drivers Are Searching for Parking

A study conducted by University of Washington students (with funding from Microsoft and institutional support from UW and the University of British Columbia) found that 35…

Don’t Throw Away Those Eclipse Glasses

You have somehow managed to win the Black Friday-like scramble for eclipse glasses. You weren’t clawing out anyone’s eyes to get the last ones at…

Seattle Rental Applicants’ Criminal Histories Virtually Off-Limits Under New Law

Landlords will be forbidden from screening tenants based on criminal records, under an ordinance the Seattle City Council approved Monday. The Seattle City Council approved an…

Leadership: It’s What You Make of It

Leadership is the ability to not only understand and utilize your innate talents, but to also effectively leverage the natural strengths of your team to…

Age-Friendly Housing Assessment

In 2009, King County's Aging and Disability Services (ADS), released the report Quiet Crisis: Age Wave Maxes Out Affordable Housing, King County 2008-2025 (pdf). The report…

WSU’s Everett Campus Hosting August 15 Ribbon Cutting and Open House

EVERETT, Wash. – WSU North Puget Sound at Everett announced an August 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the campus’s new building at 915…

Yakima Equity Study Analysis

In 2016, the City of Yakima began a process to address the equitable distribution of City resources. To initiate this process, the city compiled data…
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