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Category: Live chats
November 5, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Election live-chat from The Seattle Times

Seattle Times reporters for months have analyzed the SeaTac minimum wage initiative, fact-checked campaigns in the race for Seattle mayor, and broken down the science behind genetically engineered food for state Initiative 522. And that’s just the beginning. In this post, you can relive our live Election Day coverage as we broke the news and discussed the…


Comments | More in 2014 elections, Live chats, Politics Northwest | Topics: 2013 Seattle mayoral race

April 24, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Replay: Chat about DUI laws with a state lawmaker and DUI attorney

How can Washington state reduce drunken driving? The Legislature is weighing that question now in the aftermath of two high-profile crashes that killed three people and injured two others. On Thursday at noon, Seattle Times readers are invited to chat online with a state lawmaker and a DUI defense attorney about various proposals to crack down…


Comments | More in Live chats, State Legislature | Topics: Brad Klippert, DUI, Jay Inslee

January 16, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Inauguration day: Jay Inslee to become Washington’s 23rd governor

Nothing can galvanize a capital city quite like an inauguration, and incoming Gov. Jay Inslee’s should be no exception. Join us for live video from TVW and a live chat beginning at 10:15 a.m. for the swearing in and back again at 11:30 a.m. for the inaugural speech. The longtime Democratic congressman will become Washington state’s…


Comments | More in homepage, Live chats, Politics Northwest | Topics: Jay Inslee, live chat, washington governor

January 9, 2013 at 6:19 AM

Wednesday politics: gun control, gun buyback, Congress v. cockroaches

Good morning. Happy New Year, all. Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords Guns, guns, guns: The voices are growing louder. Tuesday, a group of Seattle mayors — one present and a few former — the King County executive and some local businesses joined forces to announce a gun buyback program aimed at offering a small…


Comments | More in homepage, Live chats, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: Congress, denny heck, gun buyback

October 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Join us for live chat Thursday at noon on charter schools

Ballots are in the mail. Many of the statewide initiative campaigns are heating up. And you are invited to join us Thursday at noon for a live chat on charter schools, Initiative 1240. Should we or shouldn’t we allow public charter schools in our state? Many other states allow these schools. But Washington voters have…


Comments | More in Education, homepage, Live chats | Topics: charter schools, Initiative 1240, shannon campion

October 17, 2012 at 5:22 AM

Join us at noon Wednesday for a live chat on the marijuana initiative, I-502

Former U.S. AttorneyJohn McKay Derek FranklinWashington Association ofSubstance Abuse and Violence Prevention Still undecided about Initiative 502, the marijuana legalization, regulation and taxation measure on the November ballot? Join us today, Wednesday, at noon for a live chat on the initiative and its impacts. What happens to law enforcement in our state…


Comments | More in homepage, Live chats, Marijuana, Politics Northwest | Topics: derek franklin, I-502, John McKay

October 15, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Monday briefing: Big group of business leaders for gay marriage; Biden laugh-a-thon in an ad

Good Morning: Business exec ad is a big deal:  The Olympian wrote a piece about an “unprecedented”effort by a large number of Northwest business leaders who announced support for approving Referendum 74 — for same-sex marriage — in a Seattle Times newspaper ad.  Click here to see the ad. TV ads are up on both sides…


Comments | More in Education, homepage, Live chats, Marijuana, Politics Northwest | Topics: Bill Clinton, bruce springsteen, business leaders

October 10, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Wednesday briefing: Walsh R-74 ad; big squawk on Big Bird; Inslee, not quite a movie star

Good Morning: UPDATED: to include comment from Jay Inslee spokesman Sterling Clifford: State Rep. Maureen Walsh stars in gay marriage ad: Remember when state Rep. Walsh of Walla Walla gave that poignant speech in the House in favor of gay marriage? The video  went viral. It seemed like one day her powerful words would appear in an…


Comments | More in Governor, homepage, Live chats, Politics Northwest | Topics: big bird, film, gay marriage

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