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Seattle Redistricting Commission Votes to Unify Magnolia in D6, Split Fremont into Three Districts

Date: Sep 28, 2022 12:59 pm 
Author: Doug Trumm
Snippet: Seattle City Council district boundaries must be adjusted to rebalance population levels ahead of 2023 elections, and just how to accomplish that is proving quite controversial. The Seattle Redistricting Commission first joint map proposed to send part of Magnolia to District 6 — a move intended to bring down the population of District 7, the […] 
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The Urbanist Podcast: Homelessness and Health with “Skid Road Author” Josephine Ensign Date: Sep 28, 2022 07:00 am 
Author: Natalie Bicknell Argerious
Snippet: In this podcast episode, we discuss homelessness, health, and Seattle’s own significant history related to these topics with University of Washington Professor Josephine Ensign, author of  Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City. Professor Ensign’s book will be the topic of discussion at our first ever book club meeting […] 
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Largely Status Quo Harrell Budget Proposal Puts Police First Date: Sep 27, 2022 04:08 pm 
Author: Doug Trumm
Snippet: Mayor Bruce Harrell largely presented a status quo biennium budget on Tuesday, but he is seeking to undo a few recent progressive policy wins, as he puts the Seattle Police Department (SPD) first and make cuts elsewhere. His proposal would move parking enforcement back into SPD after a brief sojourn in the Seattle Department of […] 
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