Cities

Cities

Why Seattle still has a huge garbage problem

The city says it wants to get to "zero waste," but residents apparently have a hard time with change.

Climate & Energy

Drought forces cuts to some of California’s oldest water rights

In a step it hasn't taken since the 1970s, the state water board tells key rights holders, including municipalities and water districts, to draw less H2O.

Food

Can Seattle’s restaurants survive the new $15 minimum wage?

Restaurant owners embrace -- and worry about -- Seattle's new minimum wage hike.

Cities

What if we banned street harassment? Buenos Aires might

There are currently two proposed bills in Buenos Aires that would make catcalling illegal.

Cities

One mom’s fight to make Seattle’s most polluted neighborhood greener

DeVona Lahrman is leading a crusade to get kids more safe places to play outside in the heart of the city's industrial district.

Food

Soda ads with health warnings? That’s about to be a real thing

San Francisco voters turned down a tax, but its legislators have now required prominent warnings on all sugary-beverage marketing.

Cities

Pittsburgh screwed its residents by hiring a private water manager

A lawsuit against the company that manages Pittsburgh's water -- and that has cut residents off based on erroneous bills -- shows the downside of privatization.

Cities

To create more affordable housing, build more mass transit

Adding new subway lines, trains, and bus routes makes nearby housing more attractive -- and more economical for people who need to commute to jobs.

Cities

Tent cities: Seattle’s unique approach to homelessness

To hold back a rising tide, Seattle has embraced an approach that other cities have outlawed.