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June 20th, 2017 - 1:22 am § in Misc.

Who Writes Laws in Seattle?

June 5, 2017 What would you think if you discovered automobile executives had written a bill on auto safety and handed it to your senator to sponsor? And what if you learned those same executives had penned pro-industry letters to the editor for your senator to send to the local newspaper under his[...]

May 18th, 2017 - 9:38 am § in The Ave Scene

Why Seattle’s Voucher System Is NOT A Cure for Election Corruption

Seattle’s Democracy Voucher Program: A Candidate’s View   James Passey was running for a city council seat this year, but he recently withdrew, citing the Voucher Program as one of the reasons. Here is his view: “In 2015, Seattle voters passed an initiative to create a public-finance[...]

May 1st, 2017 - 11:06 am § in The Ave Scene

A Hero Dies

Former Washington Gov. Mike Lowry has died Lowry, a Democrat, was Washington governor from 1993-97 and served in Congress before that. He was 78. SEATTLETIMES.COM[...]

April 21st, 2017 - 11:45 am § in The Ave Scene

Anniverary of Seattle’s Rebirth

Century 21 World’s Fair opens in Seattle on April 21, 1962.[...]

April 17th, 2017 - 4:01 pm § in Politics

BREAKING NEWS: McGinn is Back

Former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn to run against incumbent Ed Murray The fiercely independent mayor who clashed with the City Council over police reform and the Highway 99 tunnel project and pushed for bike lanes and light rail… SEATTLETIMES.COM[...]

April 14th, 2017 - 9:48 am § in The Ave Scene

David Speaks Out About The Mayor

Should we care about ex-mayor Murray’s feelings? Should we hedge our denunciations of his character because he’s “still innocent”? . –No. This guy’s not a victim; he’s a politician. And he knows the score. . Consider: Here’s a guy who, for the last four ye[...]

April 8th, 2017 - 2:44 am § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

What the Child Abuse Charges Against Our Mayor Might Mean

On Ed Murray and those 1980s rape allegations NOTE: Yesterday Mayor Murray was accused of sexual abuse of two boys in the 1980s.  Geov Parrish offers a unique and difficult insight. Geov.org   Geov Parrish The Seattle Times dropped a bombshell on the local political scene tonight, publishing a le[...]

April 5th, 2017 - 12:57 pm § in The Ave Scene

Why We Have A Homeless Problem

The Margin Dwellers  From The Blog Quixotic A word of advice to aspiring reporters: Don’t ever volunteer for the poverty beat. It’ll tear the heart out of you. Meet Jennifer Allison (on the left). She’s the manager at the Georgian Motel on Aurora Ave N. in Seattle. She’s lived there for t[...]