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Seattle In The Spotlight December 7th - 13th, 2018

Seattle in the Spotlight: December 7th  – December 13th, 2018

In this week’s Seattle in the Spotlight: Seattle is Full of Transplants, and the Number Keeps Rising, Seattle Named 4th Best College City in America, Fast Ferry Service Between Tacoma and Seattle ‘Feasible,’ Study Says and more.

Seattle is Full of Transplants, and the Number Keeps Rising

KOMO News | Alex Halverson | December 9

“No it’s not a myth: More and more workers are moving to Seattle…LinkedIn, however, has a new workforce report to support that observation. The job-hunting and resume-building website released its monthly report with almost obvious findings. More workers are leaving the Midwest and more workers are moving to swollen and increasingly-expensive tech cities.”

Seattle’s SR 99 Tunnel Designed to Withstand Major Earthquakes

KING 5 | Glenn Farley | December 12

“Seattle’s new State Route 99 tunnel is designed to hold up against most major earthquake threats the Pacific Northwest faces – including “The Big One.” The new Highway 99 tunnel running under downtown Seattle is designed to last a century. Over the next 100 years, there is little question it will have to withstand at least two earthquakes, like the most recent 2001 Nisqually earthquake, which was a deep magnitude 6.8 that damaged the Alaskan Way Viaduct the tunnel is replacing.”

Seattle Named 4th Best College City in America

KOMO News | KOMO Staff | December 12

“There are plenty of colleges around the Seattle area, and those that attend school here do so in one of the best college cities in the nation, according to a new study. Seattle ranked No. 4 among large cities and No. 11 overall, says the study by WalletHub, which compared more than 400 U.S. cities based on 30 key indicators of academic, social and economic growth potential. The data set ranges from cost of living to quality of higher education to crime rate. Seattle, home to the University of Washington, Seattle University, Cornish College, Seattle Pacific University and a number of community colleges, rated high on nightlife options (6th out of 208), 15th in least amount of “brain drain”, 24th in city accessibility and 32nd in quality of higher education.”

Fast Ferry Service Between Tacoma and Seattle ‘Feasible,’ Study Says

KING 5 | Drew Mikkelsen | December 12

“Commuters and tourists someday may have a new option for getting between Tacoma and Seattle. A study determined establishing a “fast ferry” system between the two cities is feasible. “I am very excited at the possibility of adding another mode of transportation to the options available to residents, particularly one that gives people options other than sitting in traffic,” Tacoma City Council member Ryan Mello said in a written statement. Mello led the charge to begin the feasibility study after seeing the success of the Bremerton Fast Ferry earlier this year.”


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