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July 27, 2014 at 5:04 AM

Chat rewind: Readers discuss Prop. 1 to create Seattle Park District

Gabriel Campanario / The Seattle Times

Gabriel Campanario / The Seattle Times

Want to talk about Proposition 1 to create a Seattle Park District? The proposition on the Aug. 5 ballot would create a Seattle Park District to fund the city’s park system.

Join us for a live chat on Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. with panelists who support and oppose the Proposition.

Panelists:

Don Harper, part of the Our Parks Forever campaign, opposes the passage of Proposition 1.

Brad Kahn, the board chair of the Seattle Parks Foundation, is a volunteer on the Seattle Parks For All campaign that supports the passage of Proposition 1.

Thanh Tan, multimedia editorial writer, who has covered Proposition 1 for the editorial board.

Others who will be on the chat:

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Comments | More in Live chats | Topics: parks, primary election 2014, Seattle

July 19, 2014 at 5:03 AM

Chat rewind: Is Amazon the bully or the hero?

Replay our Wednesday live chat discussing “Is Amazon the bully or the hero?” in the contract dispute with publisher Hachette Book Group. Want to find out more about what’s going on in this battle of the titans? Check out our guest columns featuring opposing views from authors Frank Schaeffer, who says Amazon has liberated him from publishers,…

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Comments | More in Live chats | Topics: Amazon, live chat

June 23, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Rewind: Video hangout on survival after college

Are you a recent college graduate? Wondering how you’re going to find a job and support yourself? From the changing nature of internships and job advancement, to crushing student debt and moving back in with parents, this generation of graduates faces many hurdles.

Join our on-air video hangout on Google+ on Tuesday at noon to discuss the challenges facing this generation of graduates and possible solutions.

This is an open hangout, which means anyone can join as a participant with a Web cam. Please keep in mind that this is an on-air hangout and your comments and images will be broadcast on The Seattle Times website, Youtube and Google+. The Seattle Times Terms of Service apply to this hangout.

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Comments | More in Live chats, Video | Topics: college, unemployment

August 26, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Chat rewind: Chelsea Manning, Bradley Manning and transgender rights

A new dimension was added to the criminal case of the soldier sentenced to 35 years in prison for stealing  state secrets last week. The soldier charged and convicted as Bradley Manning announced a desire to be known as a woman named Chelsea. “As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to…

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Comments | More in Live chats | Topics: bradley manning, chelsea manning, lgbt

July 10, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Chat rewind: Who should be Seattle’s next mayor?

The Seattle Times editorial board has grilled eight Seattle mayor candidates (Hello, Doug McQuaid, are you out there?). Now we want to hear from you, before we decide which one to recommend to voters. What experience and skills you want in a mayor? What needs fixing in Seattle? Who has the best plan? What are they not…

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Comments | Topics: 2013 elections, mike mcginn, Seattle mayor

July 2, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Chat rewind: Is buying a house overrated?

Is buying a house overrated? Join us for a live chat at noon on  Tuesday, July 9. Share your thoughts, comments and questions on whether buying a house should still be part of the American Dream.  These people will be joining us for the chat: Sharon Pian Chan, associate opinions editor/digital. She owns a house in…

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Comments | More in Live chats | Topics: real estate

June 20, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Chat rewind: Should ride-sharing services be regulated in Seattle?

We held a lively discussion Thursday afternoon on the issue of regulating ride-sharing services in Seattle like UBERx, Lyft and Sidecar. Read our Thursday editorial. According to this Seattle Times news story by reporter Alexa Vaughn, these companies are filling a niche but operating illegally. The city’s taxi operators want the City of Seattle to…

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Comments | More in Live chats | Topics: lyft, regulations, ride sharing

June 12, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Chat rewind: Seattle’s dysfunctional dating scene

Guest columnist Danielle Campoamor calls Seattle’s dating scene dysfunctional and says it’s because men are too timid to approach women. If you missed it, check out her Saturday guest column, What’s wrong with Seattle’s dating scene. She also spoke to KIRO radio about her column. Do you think it’s true that Seattle men are…

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Comments | More in Live chats | Topics: dating, love, men

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