One day nearly a decade ago, a Canadian-born colleague came knocking at cartographer Stefan Freelan’s door. Bert Webber , a professor of Geography and Environmental Social Sciences at the time, was trying to spread the word about a newly-named body of water. He asked Freelan to help him by making a map of the Salish Sea.
Updated at 3:14 p.m. Monday Aug. 14 with the council's passage of the law. The Seattle City Council passed a law Monday that mostly prevents landlords from screening potential tenants by criminal history. The “ Fair Chance Housing " ordinance passed in a 8-0 vote (Councilmember Kshama Sawant was absent). The law is intended to expand housing options for those with criminal records.