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December 16, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Seattle Housing Authority puts rent change on hold

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) has shelved its controversial plan to raise rents for thousands of tenants. There will be no rent policy change until 2016 and the SHA may scrap the plan altogether. “We have decided to put consideration of the Stepping Forward proposal on hold,” SHA Executive Director Andrew Lofton wrote Monday in a letter…

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June 27, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Friday Memo: Soaring rent … Measles outbreak … Clutch foils carjacking

Let’s hope there’s a gym:  Seattle-area apartment rents continue to increase, according to a new study. West Bellevue is the most expensive with an average of $1,912 a month for a one-bedroom, one-bath apartment. The cheapest places to rent? SeaTac ($901) and Des Moines ($923). Hey, you’re close to the airport. Have you…

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April 10, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Washington state sewage plant invites weddings

The Associated Press A sewage treatment plant in Woodinville is advertising its availability as a wedding venue. The Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Center says on Facebook it has a full catering kitchen, audio-video equipment, dance floor and ample parking. You could even hold the wedding outside. The director of the Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center, Susan Tallarico, More

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