development http://kplu.org en Watchdog Group Concerned about Hydraulic Code Update http://kplu.org/post/watchdog-group-concerned-about-hydraulic-code-update <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Proposals to streamline permitting for development in and around state waters have some environmental groups worried. The groups are concerned&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the changes could weaken crucial protections for fish and their habitat.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 04:01:11 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10506 at http://kplu.org Watchdog Group Concerned about Hydraulic Code Update Seattle City Council to weigh code changes to micro-housing http://kplu.org/post/seattle-city-council-weigh-code-changes-micro-housing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Buildings full of so-called micro-dwellings have been going up in parts of Seattle, but not without controversy. Now the Seattle City C</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ouncil</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is getting ready to consider changes to the code to provide more oversight.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:37:34 +0000 Ashley Gross 9181 at http://kplu.org County commissioners call for mediation in Skagit Valley water fight http://kplu.org/post/county-commissioners-call-mediation-skagit-valley-water-fight <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">In Skagit County, a decades-old fight over water rights has come to a</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">head. </span></p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7082 at http://kplu.org Seattle deal would trade iconic views to preserve farmland and forests http://kplu.org/post/seattle-deal-would-trade-iconic-views-preserve-farmland-and-forests <p>Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine have proposed <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/news/release/2012/July/23_partnerships.aspx">new development incentives</a> for Seattle&#39;s bustling South Lake Union neighborhood.</p><p>The program would <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/Planning/South_Lake_Union/Overview/default.asp">allow dramatically taller buildings </a>in exchange for extra funds from developers to preserve farmland and forests in rural King County.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:10:35 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5694 at http://kplu.org Seattle deal would trade iconic views to preserve farmland and forests Fighting over 'philanthropy' http://kplu.org/post/fighting-over-philanthropy <p>There appears to be a&nbsp;deep-seated intellectual boil festering at the base of our discussions around philanthropy, foreign aid and development, reports our global health blog Humanosphere.</p><p>Tom Paulson, who runs the blog, says he&rsquo;s not sure anyone really knows what they mean.</p><p>He is sure the experts on philanthropy, aid and development all think they know what they mean, &ldquo;but as a journalist assigned to cover this stuff &mdash; and asked to translate it into &ldquo;normal&rdquo; language &mdash; I&rsquo;m increasingly running into debates about fundamentals, if not outright confusion.&rdquo;</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/06/fighting-about-the-fundamentals-of-philanthropy/">Read more</a>. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 17:13:07 +0000 Jake Ellison 1897 at http://kplu.org Fighting over 'philanthropy'