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MRSC Quarterly Print Newsletter

In addition to our regular e-newsletters, MRSC also produces a quarterly Municipal Research News print newsletter that we mail to city and county officials, state legislators, and other local government partners.

These newsletters include some of our most popular recent blog posts from the past quarter, highlights of recent projects that MRSC has completed, answers to selected "Ask MRSC" questions, a Washington State trivia question, and more.

Below are our most recent editions.


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Spring 2022 Newsletter

This issue includes articles on short-term rentals, new MRSC climate resources, new requirements for law enforcement interrogations, and piggybacking, as well as Ask MRSC inquiries related to environmental issues.

Plus: Which city lies at the end of the Oregon ("Cowlitz" Trail and is the oldest permanent American settlement in the Puget Sound?

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Winter 2022 Newsletter

This issue includes articles on new tax increment financing legislation, nepotism, and payment of employees for travel time, as well as updates on MRSC's climate project and Ask MRSC inquiries related to environmental issues.

Plus: Which city park began as a military reservation in the 1840s and features 500 acres of old-growth forest along the shores of Puget Sound?

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Fall 2021 Newsletter

This issue focuses on issues related to vehicle homestead rights and excessive fines, housing and planning legislation, and Ask MRSC inquiries about sign regulation.

Plus: Which Puget Sound city established by ordinance a marine protected area more than 50 years ago for the purposes of creating an underwater park?

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Summer 2021 Newsletter

This issue focuses on issues related to COVID face masks and reopening plans, waiving retainage and bonds, and Ask MRSC inquiries about what constitutes a public record.

Plus: What is the only city in the United States, other than Washington, D.C., to be laid out by the federal government?

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