Can Seattle City Council Legalize Multi-Family Housing Citywide Right Now?
In June 2021 Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda announced legislation [https://council.seattle.gov/2021/06/28/councilmember-mosqueda-to-recognize-diversity-of-seattle-neighborhoods-with-zoning-name-change/] that would rename single-family areas in Seattle to neighborhood residential. This plan was criticized by some for being an incredibly unsubstantial change and that the council should just do the real work of legalizing
Attempting to Predict the 2021 Seattle Citywide General Election Results
Attempting to Predict the 2021 Seattle Citywide General Election Results If you want a TL;DR skip to the end for the election predictions, the section is called 2021 General Election Predictions. Seattle elections are the first local elections I've ever paid attention to. In college, probably like most people,
Rolling At Night
Back when I was in college at Northeastern I would go on late night longboard trips through the Esplanade [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_River_Esplanade]. Sometimes I would longboard for a bit then sit in the playground, sometimes I would longboard across the Mass Ave bridge to MIT,
January 6, 2021
> On January 6, 2021, a mob of rioters supporting United States President Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol, breaching security and occupying parts of the building for several hours. The riots were incited by comments made by Trump at an earlier rally. The storming disrupted a joint session of
Weekend Project: Spotify Album Image Search
I almost only listen to full albums on Spotify. Sometimes I know the name of the album I want to listen to but other times I only remember what the album cover looks like. This happened to me again last Friday. I wanted to listen to Somersault by Beach Fossils
What is South Lake Union?
Seattle has many distinct neighborhoods like Capitol Hill, one of Seattle's oldest and most historic neighborhoods, or Queen Anne, or even First Hill which used to be called Profanity Hill. Reference to Profanity Hill in "The Seattle Times" from July 15th, 1896However, doing a quick Wikipedia search [https://en.wikipedia.
Seattle OPA Case Review: 2018OPA-0928
The Seattle Office of Police Accountability (OPA) is an office of the city of Seattle that is responsible for investigating complaints of Seattle Police Department (SPD) employee misconduct. Case number 2018OPA-0928 [http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/OPA/ClosedCaseSummaries/2018OPA-0928ccs021920.pdf] is a OPA complaint that was referred to the
A Brief Summary of the Results of Seattle's Sweetened Beverage Tax
On January 1, 2018 Seattle implemented a 1.75-cent per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages with at least 40 kilocalories per 12 fluid ounces. There are beverages that are strangely exempt from the law such as Starbucks drinks that are primarily made from milk [1 [https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/
Why I Voted For Bernie Sanders
When voting in my first presidential primary in 2016 I voted for Bernie Sanders in Rhode Island, he won the state. I was 22 at the time, was going to Northeastern, and didn't follow politics too closely. I recently voted in my second presidential primary and I again voted for
Reviewing: Andrew Yang
Website [https://www.yang2020.com/] Issues [https://www.yang2020.com/policies/] Education Free College Support free or very low tuition for community college for vocational classes [https://www.yang2020.com/policies/close-skills-gap-community-college/]. Various ideas on reducing the cost of college [https://www.yang2020.com/policies/controlling-cost-higher-education/]. > Require all universities with
Reviewing: Elizabeth Warren
Website [https://elizabethwarren.com/] Issues [https://elizabethwarren.com/plans] Education Free College [https://elizabethwarren.com/plans/affordable-higher-education] Supports free 4 year public college. Cancel Student Debt [https://elizabethwarren.com/plans/student-loan-debt-day-one] Cancel up to $50,000 in [federal] student loan debt for tax fillers making under $100,000. Above that,
Reviewing: Tom Steyer
Website [https://www.tomsteyer.com/] Issues [https://www.tomsteyer.com/policies/] Education Free College > Our government must protect the right to a free, quality, public education from preschool through college and on to skills training. Nothing else on his site. Cancel Student Debt His website doesn't specify. Economy Tax the
Reviewing: Bernie Sanders
Website [https://berniesanders.com/] Issues [https://berniesanders.com/issues/] Education [https://berniesanders.com/issues/free-college-cancel-debt/] Free College Supports the College for All Act. > Everyone deserves the right to a good higher education if they choose to pursue it, no matter their income. Cap federal student loan interest rates at 1.
Reviewing: Deval Patrick
Website [https://devalpatrick2020.com/] Issues [https://devalpatrick2020.com/devals-vision/] Education [https://devalpatrick2020.com/universal-affordable-lifelong-education/] Free College Free community college. For public college, for each year of service in the military or civilian service, free tuition for that year, so 4 years of military for 4 years of college. Cancel Student
Reviewing: Amy Klobuchar
Website [https://amyklobuchar.com/] Issues [https://amyklobuchar.com/issues/] Education [https://medium.com/@AmyforAmerica/senator-klobuchars-many-paths-to-success-post-secondary-education-plan-8df6bf538727] Free College Free community college. Double maximum Pell grant to $12,000 (it's currently at $6,195 so double would be $12,390) and expand eligibility to families making up to $100,000 a year.
Reviewing: Tulsi Gabbard
Website [https://www.tulsi2020.com/] Issues [https://www.tulsi2020.com/issues] Her campaign site is does not have much information. Education [https://www.tulsi2020.com/issues/education-teachers] Free College Sponsored the College for All Act [https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/3472/text] which would make college free everyone
Reviewing: Pete Buttigieg
Website [https://peteforamerica.com/] Issues [https://peteforamerica.com/issues/] Education [https://peteforamerica.com/policies/higher-education/] Free College Public college tuition free for families making less than $100,000 a year and many middle income families with multiple children. Middle income is not defined to a number, multiple children is also
Reviewing: Michael Bloomberg
Website [https://www.mikebloomberg.com/] Issues [https://www.mikebloomberg.com/getting-it-done] This is my first time looking at Bloomberg as a candidate because he filed with the Federal Election Commission as an official Democratic candidate on November 24th, 2019. Education Free College Nothing listed on site. Cancel Student Debt Nothing
Reviewing: Joe Biden
Website [https://joebiden.com/] Issues [https://joebiden.com/joes-vision/] Education [https://joebiden.com/beyondhs/] Free College Free community college. Double the max value of Pell grants, currently at $6,195 so would double to $12,390. Cancel Student Debt Individuals making less than $25,000 a year will be allowed
Reviewing: Michael Bennet
Website [https://michaelbennet.com/] Issues [https://michaelbennet.com/vision/] Education [https://michaelbennet.com/education/] Free College Supports free community college for all Americans using federal funding. For any households making less than $75,000 a year, increased Pell grants and other aids so students can receive a degree from a