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Sawant Will Not Run for Reelection

by Ashley Archibald

(This article was originally published on Real Change and has been reprinted under an agreement.)


Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant announced Thursday, Jan. 19, that she will not run for reelection in District 3 and will instead launch a workers’ rights campaign called Workers Strike Back.

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Seattle Review of Design Review Program Becomes Complicated

by Guy Oron

(This article was originally published on Real Change and has been reprinted under an agreement.)


A City department entrusted with evaluating Seattle’s design review system appears to have recreated the very dysfunction it was supposed to resolve.

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NEWS GLEAMS | GOP Fails to Elect Speaker of the U.S. House, Puyallup Men Charged With Attack on Tacoma Power Facilities

A round-up of news and announcements we don’t want to get lost in the fast-churning news cycle!

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Seattle City Council Finalizes Amendments for a Balanced 2023–2024 Budget

by Lauryn Bray


On Monday, Nov. 21, after weeks of public hearings and public meetings, the City Council finalized amendments to the 2023–2024 budget, following Mayor Bruce Harrell’s initial proposal at the end of September. The council’s budget amendments allocate funding for projects focused on affordable housing, homelessness, equitable development, economic reliance, the Green New Deal, as well as transportation and safe streets. The new budget also carves out money for programs related to health, youth, education, arts, and culture, including $4 million for mental health services in schools in response to the demand for more mental health providers in schools by students impacted by gun violence.

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