by | Mar 12, 2020

Tuesday brought news that the coronavirus has officially come to my little corner of the county. It was likely only a matter of time, with an outbreak near Seattle, and I-5 running up through Seattle and much of Whatcom County….

by | Mar 11, 2020

This is a strange piece because of the nature of the crisis in which I find myself. It was written March 9 and 10. It’s likely a lot has changed in between the time I write this and the time…

by | Feb 2, 2020

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: … And drunk the milk of Paradise. — “Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1797) Recently, Starbucks Corporation of Seattle opened its gigantic 35,000-square-foot Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Chicago, which now…

by | Oct 1, 2018

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan recently announced that Seattle will give free ORCA transit cards to Seattle public high school students so they can ride city buses for free. She announced: …Seattle’s youth have been calling for greater transportation equity for…

by | Jun 12, 2018

A couple weeks ago we looked into the legislation coming out of Seattle to tax employers a flat rate for every employee they had on staff, a tax known as an employee head tax (EHT). As a National Taxpayers Union…

by | May 30, 2018

In the wake of Seattle’s decision to enact an Employee Head Tax (EHT) to fight homelessness, media reporting has largely focused on the backlash from large businesses such as Amazon. It’s not hard to see why. Amazon, which employs more…

by | Aug 8, 2017

Seattle’s ordinance allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize cleared a legal hurdle last week as a District Court judge dismissed an attempt by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to block the ordinance from being implemented. Supporters of the ordinance have justified…

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