City of Seattle

A Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Photo by Hirotomo T, via Flickr

So, Are Lattes Included In the Soda Tax, or Not? It’s Still Unclear

The bill was rushed through council to head-off a possible ballot challenge.

A Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Photo by Hirotomo T, via Flickr
Light areas on the map on the left show low rates of voter registration. Dark areas on the map on the right show areas of high poverty. Screenshots via KingCounty.gov

Sawant Bill Would Have Landlords Offer Voter Registration Info to Tenants

The bill aims to help renters, especially people of color, navigate Washington’s vote-by-mail system.

Light areas on the map on the left show low rates of voter registration. Dark areas on the map on the right show areas of high poverty. Screenshots via KingCounty.gov
A glass Coca-Cola bottle. Photo by Edwin Leong, via Wikimedia Commons

Seattle City Council Passes Tax on Sugary Beverages

The tax on sugar products, which cause obesity, will pay to bring healthy food to poor neighborhoods.

A glass Coca-Cola bottle. Photo by Edwin Leong, via Wikimedia Commons
ACLU Asks City Council to Beef Up Privacy Protections on Smart Meters

ACLU Asks City Council to Beef Up Privacy Protections on Smart Meters

The civil rights group says city policy leaves a lot of room for mischief with customer data.

ACLU Asks City Council to Beef Up Privacy Protections on Smart Meters
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