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Category: Live chats
January 12, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Chat rewind: Is the Seattle area changing for the better — or worse?

New glass high-rise buildings, construction cranes by the score and legions of little Car2gos tell the tale of a city on the move. (Tom Reese) From 2012 to 2013, Seattle was America’s fastest-growing major city, a city walking the line between frenetic change and beloved authenticity. Columnist Jon Talton and Pacific NW writer Ron Judd were…


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May 6, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Seattle Times, City Hall staffers discuss Mayor Murray’s minimum wage proposal

Join Seattle Times staffers and Mayor Ed Murray’s Chief of Staff Chris Gregorich from noon to 1 p.m. today for a live chat about the proposal to raise Seattle’s minimum wage. We’ll answer your questions, and discuss the impacts, at You can join the chat below, and begin submitting questions at 11:45 a.m. See you there! [do action=”scribblelive”…


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September 16, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Rewind: Live chat with Sea Change reporter Craig Welch

Craig Welch

Craig Welch

The reporter for The Seattle Times’ Sea Change projectCraig Welch, hosted a live chat on Tuesday. View the replay below.

Joining Craig for the chat were:

* Dr. Jeremy T. Mathis, a Supervisory Oceanographer at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle. Mathis is an expert on ocean acidification in polar regions. He has conducted over a dozen cruises in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea and is currently studying the economic impacts of ocean acidification on Alaska’s fisheries.

* Dr. Richard A. Feely, a Senior fellow at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle. He also holds an affiliate full professor faculty position at the University of Washington School of Oceanography. His major research areas are carbon cycling in the oceans and ocean acidification processes. He was awarded the Department of Commerce Gold Award in 2006 for research on ocean acidification. In November 2010, he was awarded the Heinz Award for his pioneering research on ocean acidification.

Welch also hosted a Reddit AMA (Ask me Anything) this morning.


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August 29, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Join 1 p.m. live chat about tenants’ rights and landlord issues

Join The Seattle Times today at 1 p.m. for a live chat about tenants’ rights and how to avoid squabbles with landlords over housing-cost increases, deposit losses and other issues. We’ve invited Executive Director of the Tenants Union of Washington State, Jonathan Grant, and legal counsel for the Rental Housing Association of Puget Sound, Chris…


Comments | More in General news, Live chats | Topics: alexa vaughn, chat, chris benis

August 8, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Chat replay: Should roads into wild areas be repaired?

Battles over road access to iconic backcountry haunts such as Mount Rainier, reflected here in Eunice Lake, are shaking the fault lines of longstanding political alliances among conservationists. (Photo by Benjamin Benschneider / The Seattle Times) It’s peak season for hiking so it’s fitting that Sunday’s Pacific Northwest magazine cover story concerned the topic. Author…


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June 28, 2013 at 6:01 AM

Chat replay: Bicycling conditions in Seattle

Join us at noon Friday for an online chat about bicycling conditions in Seattle. Our guests — Professor John Pucher of Rutgers University and Barb Chamberlain, executive director of the Bicycle Alliance of Washington — will take questions, joined by Mike Lindblom, Seattle Times transportation reporter. You can e-mail questions in advance to Related story: More

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June 17, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Live chat for Alzheimer’s caregivers

Need help managing challenging dementia-related situations while caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other memory-impairing disease? Experts from Emeritus Senior Living are holding a live chat Tuesday morning, offering candid tips for the challenges now faced by some 15 million caregivers. Topics include how to diminish wandering, agitation, aggression, and inappropriate sexual verbal and physical…


Comments | More in General news, Health, Live chats | Topics: Alzheimer's, caregivers, chat

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