First Avenue Streetcar Cost Estimates Soar to $410 Million "A new consultant report on the long-planned streetcar shows costs up 43% with several new project elements now assumed necessary." (The Urbanist)

Microsoft lays off 1,900 employees, about 9% of gaming unit, following Activision acquisition "Microsoft is cutting nearly 2,000 jobs in its gaming unit, or about 9% of gaming-related staff." (Geekwire)

Seattle’s pivotal transportation projects are moving forward. These investments make it more comfortable to walk, roll, take transit, and bike throughout the city. (SDOT Twitter)

Housing is now unaffordable for a record half of all U.S. renters, study finds "Since 2019, the biggest jump in unaffordability was for households making $30,000 to $74,999 a year. Even among those working full time, a third of all renters were still cost-burdened." (NPR)