The sad Scrabble of long-lasting indebtedness.
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The sad Scrabble of long-lasting indebtedness.

More Democratic candidates seduced by the lure of student loan cancellation

Sallie Mae is about to feel the Bern. The Showbox game of Hot Potato continues apace. Congregations get serious about sanctuary. Some parking lots, however, are not so easily converted to towers. And the frisky four-legged fire prevention devices kicking up their heels in Chelan County.

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Bernie Sanders student debt cancellation

Bernie Sanders becomes the latest Democratic candidate to campaign on the promise of eliminating all student debt. To find out how realistic that is, we asked Melissa Knox, senior lecturer of economics at the University of Washington.

Showbox laws

Another salvo in the fight to save the Showbox. A King County Superior Court judge has nullified a newly-passed Seattle City Council law that would temporarily expand the Pike Place Market Historical District to include the venue. Crosscut’s David Kroman has been following the Showbox fight.

Yes, in God's backyard

Not in my backyard, meet Yes in God’s backyard. As the battle rages over where to build affordable housing in increasingly full cities, some congregations are taking a leap of faith and redeveloping their land. Darel Grothaus used to direct community development for the city of Seattle, and now works to support faith communities in building affordable units in place of sanctuaries and parking lots.

Joshua McNichols on land use

Game of Thrones might be over, but Seattle’s Game of Land Use is going strong. KUOW’s Joshua McNichols follows the story of how some parking lots aren’t so easily converted to homes.

Four-legged firefighters

In yet another instance of nature succeeding where humans have failed, flammable brush and fast-burning grass will be cleared from areas around Wenatchee by …goats. Chelan County Fire Chief Brian Brett talks about his new four-legged employees (contractors??)