School Board Responds to City Council on Before and After School Childcare

Early last week, the City Council sent a letter to the School Board expressing its concern over the possibility that before- and after-school childcare programs might get bumped off of school properties next year.  Late last week, the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Larry Nyland, responded.

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Dissecting the Airbnb Seattle Economic Impact Report

Today Airbnb released what it calls an “economic impact report” for the Seattle region, detailing the economic benefits it believes its business has delivered to Seattle. I went through it with a fine-tooth comb; there are interesting useful statistics, there are some misleading ones, and there are some conspicuously missing ones.

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Council responds to Mayor’s emergency order

The City Council met this afternoon to consider a resolution ratifying Mayor Murray’s emergency order this week related to opening up two new homeless encampments for people living out of their vehicles. In the end, they ratified a modified version of the emergency order, adding some additional requirements.

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