“It’s tricky to isolate, as Seattle’s economy has also grown rapidly during the same period, and an increase in higher-wage jobs and a decrease in low-wage jobs could also be the result of a hot economy.” – Is Seattle’s Rising Minimum Wage Helping Or Hurting Low-Wage Workers?
“excluding multi-site employers excludes 48% of Seattle’s low-paid workforce” – Is Seattle’s Rising Minimum Wage Helping Or Hurting Low-Wage Workers?
“A third of the city’s white students get elite educations at private institutions” – ‘Microcosm of the city’: Garfield High principal navigates racial divide
“The Pacific Northwest has no early-warning system.” – The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle
“2015 marks the 10th year of King County’s Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness — and the numbers are now higher than they have ever been.” – Tent cities: Seattle’s unique approach to homelessness
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“Seattle’s southernmost Link light-rail station is in Rainier Beach, a highly diverse, relatively low-income neighborhood. Within a quarter-mile of Rainier Beach station are a handful of small businesses, and the housing is mostly single-family. There has been no significant redevelopment near the station since the trains started running in 2009.
The city recently completed a neighborhood plan that focused on opportunities in the station area. During this process, the community consistently expressed a high priority for redevelopment that creates high-quality employment that can improve economic mobility for residents, such as low-impact production, light-industrial, food-processing, education and incubator businesses.” – Seattle DJC.com local business news and data – Real Estate – We need housing — and jobs — near transit stations
“A slightly wacky, but intriguing idea: mandating that apartments have removable walls between them, so they can grow and shrink with demographic change.” – http://ift.tt/1dQVvfA