A local approach to solving problems with foreign aid
The Seattle area’s large global-development community says it’s time to fix the important yet overlooked national strategy. The system of U.S. foreign aid is broken, Seattle experts on development issues say. Now local nonprofits, businesses and educational institutions hope to have a direct impact on how it’s fixed.
The Comet, on Capitol Hill, stars as Grassroots movie shoot continues
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
Pike/Pine preservation has value beyond urban development circles, turns out. The venerable Comet Tavern was still around to play itself Tuesday during shooting of the film Grassroots. CHS wrote about the production’s Hill shooting schedule last week.
Why higher postal rates are good for the economy, businesses, consumers, and environment
The U.S. Postal Service, confronting a $7 billion loss in 2011, has requested a 2-cent increase in first-class postage. When the U.S. Postal Service loses money, it’s effectively subsidizing inefficient business models and operations. And less mail would be better for the economy.
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