Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced a proposed property-tax levy Wednesday to collect $900 million for transportation spending over nine years. Murray’s November ballot proposal would more than double the amount voters approved in 2006.
A movie review of “The Gunman”: Director Pierre Morel swaps out Liam Neeson for a younger, buffer Sean Penn but leaves the “Taken” formula intact: less blah blah, more bang bang. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.
A movie review of “Insurgent”: Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet return in this second installment of the dystopian series, which picks up right where “Divergent” left off. Rating: 2 stars out of 4.
Spring used to be a quiet time for publishing, but not anymore; there are plenty of meaty reads coming out between now and July 1. Look for titles from David McCullough, Kazuo Ishiguro, Toni Morrison, Kate Atkinson, Stephen King and Sara Gruen.