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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

October 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Join us for one last presidential debate Monday at 6 p.m.

The third and final presidential debate between Republican Mitt Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama took place tonight, and we chatted about it in real time. By now, more and more voters have made up their minds. But the race is close  — tied, according to some polls. The debates have been more persuasive than…


Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: Barack Obama, foreign policy, live chat

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 16, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Live chat on the debates — prez and gov

[do action=”custom_iframe” url=”″ width=”620″ height=”600″ frameborder=”0″ style=”border: 1px solid #000″][/do] The Seattle Times is live-streaming the presidential and gubernatorial debates. We invite readers to live chat in real time with The Seattle Times politics team, University of Washington political science professor Mark Smith and other readers. The chat will appear right below the debate on our…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: gubernatorial debate, live chat, mark smith

October 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM

The Seattle Times live chats Thursday evening during gov and veep debates

[do action=”custom_iframe” url=”″ width=”620″ height=”600″ frameborder=”0″ style=”border: 1px solid #000″][/do] Wow, what a busy night in politics. The Seattle Times politics team is live-streaming Thursday night’s vice-presidential debate and hosting a live chat with you, the readers, and some of our editors and writers. Join us for a discussion from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. about…


Comments | More in Governor, homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: Debate, Jay Inslee, Joe Biden

October 4, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Join us for Thursday’s 1 p.m. live chat on Initiative 1185 — the Doug and Doug show!

Good Morning:   Join us Thursday at1 p.m. on the Politics Northwest blog for a live chat on Initiative 1185. If passed by voters, the initiative would continue earlier efforts requiring a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to raise taxes. This initiative is a son — or cousin — of previous initiatives passed by voters over the…


Comments | More in homepage, Live chats, Politics Northwest, State budget, State Legislature | Topics: doug ericksen, doug macdonald, intiative 1185

October 3, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Seattle Times live chat during the presidential debate

The Seattle Times politics team invites you to join us Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for our live chat on the presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. We will be joined this evening by David Domke, political communications expert and chairman of the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. Also…


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October 1, 2012 at 6:04 AM

Monday briefing: a Todd Akin turnaround?; “Pot mama” leads I-502 campaign

Good Morning. October first. That was then: Remember that whole bit about U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri Senate candidate who caused a firestorm when he said that women’s bodies, in cases of “legitimate rape,” somehow reject a pregnancy. Republicans from all over the place, including Mitt Romney, told him to get out of the race —…


Comments | More in Education, homepage, Marijuana, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate | Topics: Alison Holcomb, gubernatorial debates, Initiative 1240

August 29, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Live chat with the Times’ Jim Brunner — Thursday at noon

Want to get the inside scoop on the Republican National Convention in Tampa? What’s it like to be on the scene with Ann Romney, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Chris Christie and various members of the Washington delegation? What’s it like to watch a carefully-scripted — well, except for that giant storm —- event roll out right…


Comments | More in homepage, Live chats, Politics Northwest | Topics: ann romney, live chat, Mitt Romney

August 1, 2012 at 6:10 AM

Wednesday briefing: Library funding woes in Portland area, too; library levy chat today

Good Morning, Multnomah County Library’s Hillsdale branch,southwest PortlandSource: Multnomah County Around the Northwest, Seattle is not the only place grappling with the nettlesome question of how to pay for libraries. Multnomah County, including Portland, is discussing a new library taxing district to pay for — you guessed it — library operations.   The Multnomah County Board of…


Comments | More in homepage, Live chats, Politics Northwest, Seattle City Council | Topics: august primary, library taxing district, live chat

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