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The Rent Is Too Damn High

"Between 2010 and 2013, Seattle renters took a bigger hit to their pocketbooks than renters in any other large U.S. city. The gross median rent here — that is, rent plus utilities — spiked by $113, or nearly 11 percent. That's the sharpest rise in rent among the nation's 50 most-populous cities." You already knew rent here was crazy but, even then, The Seattle Times' FYI Guy puts it in terms that seem shocking. [Seattle Times]