Find out what the numbers tell us about Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Times' FYI Guy, Gene Balk, and other contributors comb data sets to look at the numbers behind news topics -- especially those that offer insight into the quality of life and cost of living in the Seattle area.

Taxes like Texas: Washington’s system among nation’s most unfair

When it comes to how we tax ourselves, Washington and Oregon couldn’t be more different — except in each being heavily dependent on one main source of revenue.

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