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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…


0 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…


0 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…


0 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…


0 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…


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