- Like this, but more.
If you live here, you already sensed this, what with the skyrocketing rents, constructions cranes everywhere (with their attendant giant holes and displaced rats, who've become so casual about being out in the open they're basically hailing cabs, except Seattle needs more goddamn cabs and cab-like services), and places to buy $18 fish-'n'-chips that seem to be springing up everywhere...
It's official: Seattle is the Fastest-Growing City in the United States™. We are bigger than Boston. (And to be clear, Seattle is the fastest-growing big city. Are small things even growing anymore here in Monsantoland? Hey, march against that particular nightmare tomorrow, right here in the Fastest-Growing City in the United States™ and elsewhere!)
Maybe having the nation's highest minimum wage to support the workers who support the Fastest-Growing City in the United States™ isn't such a crazy idea after all! (What will Kshama Sawant, the Most Rabble-Rousing City Councillor in the Fastest-Growing City in the United States™, do next?!) And maaayyyybe we should get some more public transit up in here, and fast. And how about we, the Fastest-Growing City in the United States™, take some sort of concrete steps on climate change? That'd be largely symbolic, of course, but no one else seems to be doing a goddamn thing, and if I read another story about the starfish in Puget Sound dying, there may be omnicide.
On a sweet note, Seattle will still help you get your stolen camera back. Hooray for Ryan and Desiree!