Nickels Sides With Sick Kids Over Whiny Neighbors

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It's hardly a shocker of a campaign move, even in a city where nothing is more sacred than single-family neighborhoods, but Greg Nickels announced today his support for the planned Children's Hospital expansion, which the City Examiner ruled against, citing inconvenience to the hospital's Laurelhurst neighbors. He's directed the Department of Planning and Development to appeal the Examiner's recommendation to the City Council. Be it Chicago-style bullying or just competent-style getting things done, now's a good time to mount up, regulator.

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