“Strawless in Seattle”: The city will enact the ban next year for all businesses that sell food or drinks as part of an effort to curb plastic waste. Meanwhile, restaurants and venues have begun making the switch.
Parking for a big party at Matthews Winery in the Sammamish Valley spread across the road onto protected farmland. Opponents of expanded commercial activity in the valley warn the incident highlights what will happen if the county relaxes restrictions outside of Woodinville.
In making its latest proposal, the Sodo group, led by Chris Hansen, said it was offering an alternative KeyArena solution in the event its project is ultimately approved. But the city’s Office of Economic Development issued a terse “no thanks” to the offer in a statement.
Walking near Amazon’s gleaming buildings in Seattle’s urban core, some people cheered the company’s announcement to find a second home, while others theorized what it could mean for people here.
That was the upshot of a Seattle Ethics and Elections Committee meeting Wednesday. The chair had several questions about the plan but, also, not enough members attended the meeting for a vote.
Rep. Dave Reichert’s decision to retire from Congress has immediately shifted Washington’s 8th District into one of the most competitive races of the 2018 midterms, according to political analysts.
The DACA recipients I spoke with Tuesday never expected Trump to keep the program. But they thought — they hoped — he might at least have some guidance on what comes next for 800,000 young people who know no other home.