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Last week, mayor Tim Burgess and city councilor Rob Johnson released Seattle’s Housing Affordability Rezone Plan, which will loosen restrictions on the height and number of units a developer may build, in exchange for offering affordable housing options within the project or paying into a city-fund to support affordable homes. Curbed Seattle broke down the exhaustive document, which is set to go for review at the City Council over the next couple of weeks with possible implementation by this time next year.

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According to a recent Seattle Times article, Amazon has introduced two new home furnishing brands, “the latest extension of the company’s growing private label section.” The private labels are called Rivet and Stone & Beam and will be sold exclusively on the Amazon.com platform. Since establishing the AmazonBasics brand in 2009, which includes everyday household items such as “batteries, headphones and iPhone chargers,” the retail giant has continued to move into contract-manufactured items, which are products made solely for one company’s use and “carry a lower price than name-brand items.”

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