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Aug 16, 2013 Robert McClure commented on Wait, They Want More Density?.
Good story. Thanks for covering the density issue, which promises to be a continuing one. I wanted to point out that Sugimara is correct when she says delaying until new rules come into effect is a "lawsuit waiting to happen." We documented this thoroughly at InvestigateWest in our stories on the Washington's very pro-developer laws on "vesting." See http://www.invw.org/article/odd-provisio…
And http://www.invw.org/content/how-washingt…
If you're interested, there's more. Go to www.invw.org and search "vesting."
Good piece. Keep up the good work.
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Oct 25, 2012 Robert McClure commented on The Two Faces of Gael Tarleton.
Relling -- Just to be clear, I was only trying to let readers of Mr. Kiley's piece know that they could learn more about the controversy over pollution from port trucks, and the trucks issue in general, since Kiley said himself in the story he was deliberately oversimplifying (as was necessary considering the thrust of the story).

I didn't offer those pieces as backup to Mr. Kiley's reporting -- just as extra info for Stranger readers. We spoke with staff of the port but not port commissioners for the "Breathing Uneasy" story, and attended and covered the meeting where the 2-2-1 vote occurred, as described by Rev. Helmere.

I will again, though, commend Mr. Kiley and the Stranger for this in-depth reporting on the Port of Seattle. It's in short supply nowadays.
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Oct 24, 2012 Robert McClure commented on The Two Faces of Gael Tarleton.
Bravo to Brendan Kiley for delving into the too-often-opaque politics of the Port of Seattle.

The Port, of course, was much more thoroughly covered when the Seattle P-I was still circulating on the streets of Seattle.

While Kiley says accurately that he is “dramatically oversimplifying” the controversy concerning clean trucks, he did a good job at conveying the basics with an economy of words.

For those who might want to know more about that controversy, InvestigateWest and KCTS 9 did a two-part series, “Breathing Uneasy,” that thoroughly explores how pollution in the south end of Seattle, where diesel-fired port trucks regularly traverse the streets, is a hot-spot statewide for children stricken for asthma: http://bit.ly/m24TRr

InvestigateWest also followed up when Tarelton and other commissioners refused to speed up cleanup of the trucks: http://bit.ly/RD9N9S . And we covered subsequent protests when the national organization of ports met in Seattle: http://bit.ly/TUQt7b

Publicola also has tracked the trucks controversy pretty well, with a particular eye on the plight of the drivers. Here’s a recent example: http://bit.ly/TgcCjM

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Oct 24, 2012 Robert McClure commented on The Two Faces of Gael Tarleton.
Bravo to Brendan Kiley for delving into the too-often-opaque politics of the Port of Seattle.

The Port, of course, was much more thoroughly covered when the Seattle P-I was still circulating on the streets of Seattle.

While Kiley says accurately that he is “dramatically oversimplifying” the controversy concerning clean trucks, he did a good job at conveying the basics with an economy of words.

For those who might want to know more about that controversy, InvestigateWest and KCTS 9 did a two-part series, “Breathing Uneasy,” that thoroughly explores how pollution in the south end of Seattle, where diesel-fired port trucks regularly traverse the streets, is a hot-spot statewide for children stricken for asthma: http://bit.ly/m24TRr

InvestigateWest also followed up when Tarelton and other commissioners refused to speed up cleanup of the trucks: http://bit.ly/RD9N9S . And we covered subsequent protests when the national organization of ports met in Seattle: http://bit.ly/TUQt7b

Publicola also tracked the trucks controversy pretty well, with a particular eye on the plight of the drivers. Here’s a recent example: http://bit.ly/TgcCjM

Robert McClure
InvestigateWest
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