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Twelve Things I Learned While Reporting the Election This Summer

What I learned about Seattle politics from tweeting public forums, City Council meetings, legislative district meetings, press conferences, and campaign kickoffs.

  • By Johnathon Fitzpatrick
  • Published 07/16/2009


Just Charge It

In late July, Seattle landed one of only six Tesla Motors showrooms in the country. The company calls the car an investment in the future of affordable gas-free transportation, but for $109,000, it comes with some other savvy features, too.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 07/16/2009


Reunited and It Feels So…Meh

During the Yankees’ four-game series at Safeco Field, Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez—the Mariners’ two biggest stars of all time—will step onto the diamond in Seattle together for the first time in a decade. A look back at the last 10 years…

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 07/15/2009


Nickels Reelection Watch

The August 18 primary will determine which two mayoral candidates will compete for office this fall. Greg Nickels’s chances of making it past the primary threshold are good; City Councilmember Jan Drago and former NBA player James Donaldson are the likely

  • By Karen Quinn
  • Published 07/15/2009


Desperately Seeking Susan

Just who is Susan Hutchison, the former KIRO TV news coanchor leading the race to fill Ron Sims’s King County executive post? Her campaign runs on fame, game, connections—and a flash of indignation.

  • By John Michael Hood
  • Published 07/14/2009

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