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King County Program Aims to Help Students’ Mental Health

More and more students are stressed, depressed and even suicidal. Can a new King County program make a difference?

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Will Congestion Pricing Help Seattle’s Traffic Mess?

The ‘period of maximum constraint’ is just around the corner, and even when it’s over, traffic downtown is likely to be worse than it is today. Can we toll our way out of this mess?

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With Affordable Housing Dwindling, These Home Owners Are Fighting Back

In a booming economy, it’s no surprise that developers are eyeing mobile home parks, which house dozens of families, as prime properties for redevelopment. But some residents are finding ways to secure their home

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Underneath Amazon’s Shadow, Local Retail Is Reinventing Itself in Seattle

Retailers throughout the city are getting creative in their fight for survival—and many are thriving

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Why the Fort Lawton Development in Magnolia Is a Tipping Point in Seattle’s Housing Debate

The city has revived its plans for a mixed-income development at Fort Lawton. But surprisingly, not everyone is opposed

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Why Seattle Schools Can’t Keep a Superintendent

Since 2000, Seattle Public Schools has had eight superintendents. Why aren’t they sticking around— and should they?

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Seattle Renters on Skyrocketing Housing Costs: “You May Love Seattle, But It May Not Love You”

Rents keep going up and up. What are stressed-out Seattleites doing about it?

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Value-Based Health Plans: Healing Medicine?

Our medical costs are out of control. Some local companies are trying value-based health plans. Are they the answer?

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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?