Seattle

People in Seattle Are Outraged By This $2,000 'Homelessness Tour'

One local homeless man wants to show you how the homeless really live in his city. And he insists it isn't exploitative.

Taser Inc.

This Camera Weighs Less Than 4 Ounces and Can Reduce Complaints Against Police by 88 Percent

So why are law enforcement agencies refusing to use it?

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Are Guerrilla Bike Lanes a Good Idea?

One of New York City's busiest streets doesn't have a full bike lane. The other night, some cycling advocates took matters into their own hands.

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No, Bike Lanes Don't Hurt Retail Business

They may even bring in more customers, according to a recent Seattle case study.

REUTERS

The DOJ Just Announced It Won't Block Legal Pot in Colorado or Washington (Yet)

States will have to abide by federal guidelines. 

Reuters

Exploring the Curious Connections Between Traffic Deaths and NFL Home Games

With millions of fans driving to stadiums every week, is it more dangerous to take to the road after a football game?

Associated Press

The Amazon Model: The Rise of Urban Start-Ups in Smaller Tech Hubs

A look at the patterns of venture capital investment in Seattle, Austin, and Chicago.

Dan Corson

Seattle's New Streetlights Are 40-Foot-Tall Singing Flowers

The immense plants live under the Space Needle and blast anybody passing underneath with a harmony of voices.

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The Patent Troll That's Been Bilking Transit Agencies Finally Slinks Away

ArrivalStar settles after facing its own lawsuit from the American Public Transportation Association.

Reuters

Seattle Police Department Will Distribute Doritos to Stoners

This is public health at its finest.

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Seattle, Then and Now (1891 to 2013)

How the city evolved from a timber town to a high-tech powerhouse.

Census Bureau

Where 60 Million People in the U.S. Don't Speak English at Home

The number is on the rise.

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A Child in Seattle Has a Much Better Chance of Escaping Poverty Than a Child in Atlanta

A vast new national study showing how income mobility dramatically varies by city.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Why We Need to Treat America's Poorest Neighborhoods Like Developing Countries

Life expectancy can vary as much as 25 years within some cities. And our current solutions are barely having an impact.

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And the Cities That Brew the Best Beer in America Are...

Results from the 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championship suggest that Wisconsin is totally killing it, suds-wise.

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Are Civic Hackathons Stupid?

An argument against the popular (and unpaid) app design contests.

Peep at These Fantastic Vintage City Panoramas

You won't find better old cityscapes than the ones in this Library of Congress collection.

Florida Department of Transportation

Why Are HOT Lanes Struggling to Make Money?

Broadly speaking, the answer comes down to poor planning and a commuter learning curve.

Reuters

Why America's Bridges Are in Such Dangerously Bad Shape

There are many answers, but they all boil down to the structure of federal transportation funding.