King County News, July 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The viaduct: Change or preserve?, Seattle P-I, July 22
Presto! A Seattle parks levy!, Crosscut, July 22
Two-way Mercer draws fire, Ballard News-Tribune, July 21
Inspiration for the 'new' Issaquah, Issaquah Press, July 21
Developers changing their tune regarding Symphony development timeline, Federal Way News, July 21
Old Denny site at issue in Westwood, West Seattle Herald, July 21
Neighbor groups split over density disputes, Seattle P-I, July 20
Editorial: Portland vs. Seattle, The Oregonian, July 20
Alki Community Council meeting: New “street end” park, and more, West Seattle Blog, July 18
Opinion: Sound Transit's Eastside plan is flawed, Bellevue Reporter, July 18
Cost of Sound Transit's light-rail tunnel now at nearly $2 billion, Seattle Times, July 18
Tunnel-drilling risks may push up light rail budget, Seattle P-I, July 17
North bend debates responsibility of mini-parks, SnoValley Star, July 17
Townhouses, again: An approval, and a viewpoint, West Seattle Blog, July 17
Tour inspires ideas for Central Issaquah Plan, Issaquah Reporter, July 17
Gregoire, Rossi disagree on how to expand 520 bridge, KING5, July 17
Pike Place Marketeering, Seattle Weekly, July 15
Property-tax increase for Pike Place Market upgrades added to ballot, Seattle Times, July 15
Sidewalk cafe rules to be streamlined, Ballard News-Tribune, July 14
Tax breaks are granted in SeaTac, Highline Times, July 13
Housing nixed at Lora Lake, Highline Times, July 13
Builder: My townhomes are what mayor ordered, KOMO TV, July 13
City Council delves into light rail ideas, Bellevue Reporter, July 12
Fields & Co. restaurant at Auburn Transit Station looks to open, Auburn Reporter, July 12
Auburn's Sunbreak Cafe suffers heartbreak: Land transfer looms, Auburn Reporter, July 12
Our cultural amnesia, Crosscut, July 12
Bellevue moves forward with new parks levy, Bellevue Reporter, July 12
A design-savvy city defined, Crosscut, July 11
Little boxes, crammed together, Crosscut, July 11
Paccar buys more property, but won't say why, Puget Sound Business Journal, July 11
Central Market will anchor High Streets development, Issaquah Reporter, July 11
Old Chubby & Tubby building will be torn down for apartments, Seattle P-I, July 11
Eastside cities, Indian tribes reach deal on Lake Tapps water, Seattle Times, July 10
Light rail change pondered, Seattle P-I, July 10
Landmarking Now a Ninth Viaduct Option?, Seattle Weekly, July 10
Keeping the viaduct off the road to oblivion, Seattle P-I, July 10
Last stand for the Alaskan Way Viaduct, Crosscut, July 9
“Micropermitting” critic says zoning proposal doesn’t go far enough, West Seattle Blog, July 10
Bellevue City Council to consider new round of “megahouse” regs, Bellevue Reporter, July 10
Demolition projects planned, Queen Anne News, July 10
County's dilemma: Cut trees or lose federal funds, Seattle P-I, July 10
County could take setback on land use to state high court, The News Tribune, July 9
Grocery bag fee proposal gets warm reception, Seattle P-I, July 9
King County fined for sewage spill, Seattle P-I, July 9
Opinion: Growth can be an opportunity to create livable neighborhoods, Seattle Times, July 8
Port takes step to sell Pier 48 to the state, Seattle Times, July 8
Seattle mayor wants design review for all town homes, Seattle Times, July 8
Seattle Shopping Mall Evolves into a Mixed-Use Village, Green Building Elements, July 8
The Rose City blooms while the Emerald City fades, Crosscut, July 7
City tries to track streetcar desire, Seattle P-I, July 7
Editorial: Stopping road ruts and rot, West Seattle Herald, July 7
Tax break said to spur affordability of housing, Ballard News-Tribune, July 7
More commuters pedaling to work, Seattle Times, July 6
RiverWalk a burst of nature in Redmond, Seattle Times, July 5
25-cent Metro fare increase proposed, Seattle Times, July 3
Retiming traffic lights should help improve downtown traffic flow, Seattle P-I, July 3
Maury Island mine gets go-ahead from feds, Seattle P-I, July 3
Auburn's Cowgirls Espresso gets to keep gimmick, but city will be watching, Auburn Reporter, July 2
City survey says permitting process improved, Sammamish Review, July 2
Planners propose municipal, critical areas code changes, Sammamish Review, July 2
Group Health has buyer for Overlake campus, Bellevue Reporter, July 2
Pie in the Sky, The Stranger, July 2
Three SR 520 bridge designs debated, The Daily (UW), July 1
City to hold public meetings on four new streetcar lines, Seattle P-I, July 1
One option for viaduct would cost hundreds of parking spots, Seattle P-I, July 1


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