Alaska Airlines announces 2% reduction in flights until July

[ad_1] Alaska Airlines Chad Slattery/Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines announced Thursday that it’s canceling 2% of its total flights through the end of June as the company grapples with an ongoing pilot shortage. The airline has canceled more than 110 flights, many at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in the last three days. As of Thursday evening, an … Read more

Rent prices in the Seattle metro area grew exponentially over the past year

[ad_1] An aerial view of houses in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood. fotoVoyager/Getty Images/iStockphoto Rent prices in Seattle are up nearly 19% since this time last year, dwarfing the average rates at which rent prices rose in Washington state — 17.8% — and across the United States — 17.1% — during that same time period. That … Read more

A new ballot initiative seeks to implement ‘social housing’ in Seattle

[ad_1] Rows of small houses cover the neighborhood of Beacon Hill in Seattle. Joel Rogers/Corbis via Getty Images A ballot initiative filed this week by a housing and homeless advocacy coalition would create a public developer that would build, own and maintain public housing in Seattle. That coalition, called “House our Neighbors,” formed in opposition … Read more

Hearst Foundations award $650,000 in grants to 3 Seattle groups

[ad_1] SeattlePI Staff, SeattlePI Aug. 2, 2022 Seattle University is one of the recipients of a Hearst Foundations grant. GENNA MARTIN, SEATTLEPI.COM The Hearst Foundations announced three Seattle organizations have been awarded grants totaling $650,000. Hearst Foundations executive director Paul “Dino” Dinovitz announced last week that FareStart will receive $200,000 for its job training program; the Fred … Read more