Seattle’s downtown urban landscape includes addiction, homelessness and crime. Above, police on bikes work at Third Avenue this summer. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Seattle's downtown urban landscape includes addiction, homelessness and crime. Above, police on bikes work at Third Avenue this summer. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Jon Talton

Downtown Seattle’s troubles go beyond the pandemic

The pandemic isn't the only thing keeping employees from returning to the office. Downtown has other all-too-visible problems, and ignoring its trouble will hurt all of Seattle, writes economy columnist Jon Talton.

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