In this week's roundtable to discuss under-reported stories, host Gabriel Spitzer was joined by Peter Robison, Seattle bureau chief for Bloomberg News, Phyllis Fletcher, managing editor for Northwest News Network and Justin Carter, publisher of the Capitol Hill Seattle blog.
For Robison, the story that deserved more attention last week was the uprooting of a small, longtime community of RV campers and auto-homeless who lived on Northlake Way near Lake Union. The city dismantled the community last week.
"It was families. It was people with children," Robison said. The larger issue speaks to income inequality and Seattle's growing and persistent problem with affordable housing for low-income residents, he added.
The Wallingford near-lake area, over time, grew expensive around the encampment.
"Across the street (from the former encampment) is Westward, which is one of Bon Appetite's top new restaurants," he said.