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Memo reveals city attorney's office ruled imposing an income tax was illegal: In 2014, Assistant City Attorney Kent Meyer advised the Seattle City Council that passing a net income tax would be illegal. That's what they were trying to do back then. This memo has been the center of a legal debate in the present day because the city council passed a tax on total income in 2017. They've been in court about it because it's unconstitutional. People opposed to the 2017 measure believe the 2014 memo backs their argument, that an income tax is illegal. City Attorney Pete Holmes doesn't think so.
UW is a haven for nerds: We already knew that, but more nerds and e-sports aficionados are going to flock to campus now. The university has just opened its state-of-the-art Esports Arena & Gaming Lounge in the basement of the Husky Union Building (the HUB). From GeekWire: "The arena provides access to 40 high-end gaming computers, two VR systems, a casting station for live streaming to Twitch and popular, unlocked PC games. The lounge will also serve as a space for sponsored tournaments." Study before you game, Huskies!!!
Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition is over 30 percent done: Want to see the progress? Me too. I'm mildly turned on by time lapses:Continue reading »