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People on the Conference room
People on the Conference room

State-enforced Racial Segregation — by Progressives

State-sanctioned racial segregation ended with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 but has recently returned in an unlikely place: government agencies in Seattle. According to new whistleblower documents I’ve reviewed, at least three public agencies in the region have implemented race-segregated diversity trainings. Read More ›

Consortium On Verge Of Owning Eastside Railway Land

This article, published by The Seattle Times, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: “I think these other governments stepping up to share the cost is a great, remarkable development. I was concerned that if we didn’t get the deal closed by the end of this year, BNSF might say enough is enough. It’s very timely — an early Christmas gift,” Read More ›

Cascadia Center Applauds Decision To Replace Viaduct With Tunnel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2 p.m. PT Contact: Bruce Agnew (206-228-4011); Mike Wussow (206-292-0401 x158); or Matt Rosenberg (206-938-2082) CASCADIA CENTER APPLAUDS DECISION TO REPLACE VIADUCT WITH TUNNEL Transportation Center Says Governor, Mayor, County Executive Show Leadership, Vision SEATTLE (Jan. 13, 2009) – The Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute applauded the decision announced today to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The Read More ›

Eastside Passenger Railway Would Cost $1 Billion

The new cost estimate for commuter-rail service was higher than some commuter-rail advocates claim, but one of those advocates, Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute representative Tom Jones, said the billion-dollar price tag would still be "quite literally a bargain." "This corridor can be developed for about one-third to one-half of the estimated $1.23 billion," Jones said. "Cascadia continues to believe that the corridor can be built for millions and (in) years, rather than billions and decades." Read More ›

Port OKs Eastside Trail Deal

This article, published by Seattle PI, mentions Discovery Institute: The agency is beginning to examine whether commuter rail would work along the corridor in a $340,000 study — due by February — funded by the Legislature, Sound Transit and private funds raised by the Discovery Institute. The rest of the article can be found here.

What Austin Can Teach Seattle About Civic Planning

In Austin, Texas, people take their government seriously. That may be the most important lesson the Seattle Chamber learned from a recent three-day Seattle-Austin meeting in the Texas capital, where transportation, technology, culture and music, energy and governance were all on the agenda. Austin isn’t your typical Texas town. Its own mayor, with a made-for-politics name, Will Wynn, described his Read More ›