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Category: Live chats
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!


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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?

It’s peak season for hiking so it’s fitting that Sunday’s Pacific Northwest magazine cover story concerned the topic. Author Ron C. Judd’s feature story, titled “Splinter in the Woods,” examines a fight between outdoors groups over whether to repair roads into wild areas. From the piece: Do conservationists have any right –- let alone…


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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

February 7, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Chat with aerospace analyst, Boeing reporter Dominic Gates at noon Friday

Seattle Times aerospace reporter Dominic Gates and well-known industry analyst Richard Aboulafia of The Teal Group will hold an online chat with readers Friday at noon to explore the 787 grounding, Boeing’s upcoming airplane programs and other subjects affecting the region’s largest business employer. Gates has covered Boeing for The Seattle Times for a decade. Aboulafia, an…


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January 30, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Chat at noon today on immigration reform

President Obama and a bipartisan group of senators are calling for an overhaul of the nation’s controversial immigration system.  We invited three experts from Washington state with very different perspectives on the issue to join us in an online conversation with readers. The moderator will be veteran reporter Lornet Turnbull, who joined The Seattle Times in 2004 and…


Comments | More in Live chats | Topics: immigration reform, Ira Mehlman, Jorge Barón

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