Category: Seattle

Contributions Durkan Campaign

Amazon Spends $350,000 on Lead PAC in Seattle Mayor’s Race

Amazon Linked Business PAC Drops $525,000 for Durkan On October 16th, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce’s PAC, Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy (CASE), contributed $525,000 to People for Jenny Durkan, the PAC linked to the Seattle mayoral candidate. CASE...

/ October 19, 2017

Speaking with CBC Calgary EyeOpener about Amazon HQ2

Interested in Amazon HQ2’s impact on your city, listen to my chat with David Gray of the CBC Calgary EyeOpener which aired September 27th, 2017 (jump to 6m 40s). To learn more about Amazon’s first headquarters’ impact on Seattle, check...

/ September 27, 2017
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Let Other Cities Fight Over Amazon HQ2

Seattle resident says let other cities fight over Amazon HQ2. Amazon will change your city in ways you've never considered.

/ September 26, 2017

Seattle Landlord Doubles Rent to Force Out Tenants

In Massive rent hikes, remodel renders Lake Union building ‘uninhabitable’, Daniel DeMay reports on a landlord that has increased rent 121 percent — from $1,985 to $4,387, and performed remodeling without a permit in a purposely obstructive way to force out tenants....

/ May 3, 2017

Major Construction Failure in Ballard, Seattle Building Inspectors Do Nothing

I’ve been covering the complete demolition and rebuilding of 60th Street NW in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood since last year. I posted an update in May 2016 and did this video walkthrough ten days ago. (The story was also popular on Slashdot due to...

/ November 17, 2016
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Revisiting the Redeveloped Block in Seattle’s Ballard Neighborhood

With all the tech-related growth in Seattle, many neighborhoods in Ballard are being completely torn down and redeveloped like this street: You can see the original post here and an earlier follow up here.

/ November 5, 2016

Increase in Seattle Rape Unique on West Coast

Update: The Seattle Police Department statistics for CY2016 are complete. There were 169 reported rapes in Seattle in 2016, up from 108 in 2015. That’s an increase of 56.5%. I believe there’s a relation to the growth of the technology...

/ October 26, 2016