Category: Washington State

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How Our Success is Ruining Seattle

The economic boom affecting the Emerald City is ruining Seattle as we know it. Here's how we can stop it.

/ July 9, 2015

Microsoft Begins Returning Proceeds from Tax Dodging

Update: Welcome Slashdot readers! Please be sure to read about the San Francisco-ization of Seattle by Amazon and other technology leaders: How Our Success is Ruining Seattle Is Microsoft the New Robin Hood? Microsoft begins returning a fraction of its...

/ July 8, 2015

Amazon’s Impact on Seattle’s Ballard Neighborhood

Update: See what happened to those two cute houses sold as lots and what they look like now! You may have read about Amazon’s overwhelming impacts on Seattle but let’s take a walk through formerly sleepy Ballard to get a sense...

/ May 8, 2015

Seattle’s Hourly Wage for City Light’s Carrasco vs. New Minimum

Here’s how Seattle’s new staged $15 minimum wage compares to that of its two $170,000 deputy mayors and the proposed $365,000 salary for City Light head Jorge Carrasco. See also: Seattle Contracts for $47,500 to Improve Search Results for Top Administrator.

/ June 16, 2014

Seattle Contracts for $47,500 to Improve Search Results for Top Administrator

Excellent piece by The Seattle Times’ Jim Brunner today on Seattle’s contracting $47,500 to improve the Google search results for the city’s highest paid administrator, Jorge Corrasco. Corrasco, already paid $245,000 annually for leading Seattle City Light, is under consideration...

/ June 16, 2014

Amazon’s Impact on Seattle Dating Resonated Widely

I had no idea that GeekWire’s coverage of You’ve Got Male: Amazon’s Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene would result in such widespread coverage as well as a viral spinoff. The gender ratio in Seattle and the failure of our local tech companies to hire women...

/ June 10, 2014

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: Frequent Campaign Contributor, Infrequent Voter

Series Contents I You've Got Male II Amageddon: Seattle's Increasingly Obvious Future III How Our Success is Ruining Seattle IV Photo Gallery of Amazon's Growth V Let the Other Cities Fight Over HQ2 VI Know HQ2: Essential facts about Amazon's impacts on Seattle...

/ June 3, 2014