Category Archives: George Howland articles

Establishment candidate for mayor has clearest path to November’s election

Jenny Durkan starts as the favorite in the August 1 primary but five others are competitive By George Howland Jr The race for mayor of Seattle is not wide open. There is one candidate, barring some unforeseen circumstance, who will … Continue reading

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Why is affordable housing so expensive to build?

Complicated finance methods and commitments to labor and greens all contribute to costs by George Howland Jr The current debate over the cost of developing affordable housing has come to Washington state. While the issue is not new, the political … Continue reading

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Council candidate wants Seattle to strike a new path on housing

Sheley Secrest sharply critiques the mayor’s HALA plans and works to build a community land trust On April 20, Sheley Secrest declared her opposition to Mayor Ed Murray’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA). At Seattle’s 46th Legislative District candidate … Continue reading

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Is the mayor’s plan for ending homelessness wrong?

Ed Murray wants to spend tens of millions more on rapid rehousing, but a new study shows it doesn’t work 60 percent of the time What is the highlight of Mayor Ed Murray’s latest plan to solve Seattle’s homelessness crisis? … Continue reading

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Wounded anti-Milo protester speaks

Radical unionist gets married in hospital, still supports the right to bear arms and wants restorative justice, not prison, for his shooter On Jan. 20, Hex (a pseudonym), 34, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), was … Continue reading

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First mayoral debate: Murray vs. Oliver

Before her candidacy for mayor of Seattle, Nikkita Oliver clashed with the incumbent over housing and police reform On March 22, 2016, Seattle Channel and KCTS 9 co-produced a forum, “Race, Justice & Democracy: Where Do We Stand?” presented in … Continue reading

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Has the Seattle City Council turned against landlords?

The Rental Housing Association of Washington spent big to lobby the city council, but lost. Will they see the city in court? Last year, the Rental Housing Association of Washington (RHA) spent the third highest amount of any company lobbying … Continue reading

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