Wednesday news roundup

King County passes a new sales tax, and more.

The Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, Puget Sound Business Journal, AP, and West Seattle Blog report that the King County Council has passed a new sales tax to pay for affordable housing to address the homeless crisis.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog brings us the latest on the effort to recall Council member Sawant.

The Urbanist looks at Sound Transit’s online “open house” for the proposed 130th Street light-rail station.

The Seattle Times looks at the growing concern over a proliferation of homeless encampments in Seattle parks.

GeekWire discusses the lack of consensus over growth in the Cascadia corridor from Portland to Vancouver.

The Seattle Times reports that after the recent kidnap attempt on the Governor of Michigan, Governor Inslee and Mayor Durkan are on alert.


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