After sending salvos at President Barack Obama and federal government bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., top Republicans in the Alaska Legislature have a new focus for their ire: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle's mayor and city council, foes who they say would stymie oil development in the Arctic.
One of the most innovative reforms in the country is one you've probably never heard of. That's about to change, because Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) is transforming the national discussion about how to end the war on drugs and mass incarceration.
While working with my clients on how to craft effective, call-to-action pitches, the common theme that always rings true for great pitches is, clarity; Clarity of why, clarity of who, clarity of benefits. With clarity as a base, we can break down a pitch into an easy formula: W+TM+B = P
Today's urbanist may also see a future gondola station, a walkable destination, or the potential for sustaining natural pockets amid the built environment. But what compels such vision? I'll take a leap of faith here, in order to put a modern gloss on the human imagination that conceived the edge of the earth in Italy, long ago.
Life is not fair. But that doesn't mean you still can't have the most awesome life anyways. Go out there and get it. I try to remind myself of that this every day.
Two major phenomena in recent years--growing political segregation, and the dynamism of the new global economy--might mean that progressive states that attract and invest in talented young people will flourish, while states clinging to the tired, disproven dogma of the past will flounder.
Long considered one of the greenest places in America, The Emerald City recently ramped up its commitment to a clean environment by introducing a new bike share program.
What can we learn from this week's vote in the Seattle City Council, to oppose Fast Track trade legislation and express concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
I saw a ghost, of a missing building from a boyhood memory -- something that Amazon might have retrofitted, today, if it were still there for the taking.
"I think that there is so much Nate Dogg on this record," says Mayer Hawthorne, one half of Tuxedo with producer Jake One, about the inspiration behind the album. "He was a massive influence on the making of this record."
Hundreds of concerned citizens convened for more than two hours on Capitol Hill at the All Pilgrims Church Tuesday evening for the LGBTQ Hate Crimes Public Forum, sponsored largely by Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant.
Extreme focus is overrated. I am over it. And I am sending you this memo to convince you to indulge in a few distractions in 2015.
In short, the sooner we can adopt new technological tools the better it will be for all of us. Nothing has ever improved human life like advances in technology.
When Charles Montgomery penned The Happy City, he knew that going forward, evolving cities need to honor human emotion. His follow-up labs attempt to measure what humans want and need in urban environments.
You're never far from an incredible view in Seattle. You're also never far from an incredible meal.