Keep this bus on the road! Votes on Prop. 1 are due today

For Today


Don't forget! Today is the deadline to weigh in on Proposition 1. 

Having trouble making a decision? Check out Seattle Transit Blog's arguments in favor of Prop 1, the Seattle Timescounterpoint, the C Is for Crank's counter-counterpoint, and the King County Voter's guide for a snapshot of both sides

Police Accountability Public Hearing

Head to city council chambers and share your opinion on the effectiveness of the city's police accountability system. (Or, if you're feeling shy, just watch online). 

The public hearing on police accountability, a joint meeting between the Seattle City Council and the Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB), is a chance for the public to share their opinions before negotiations with the Seattle Police Officers' Guild (the police union) begin. The meeting starts at 5:30, but sign-up sheets for public comment will be available at 5.

Public Hearing on Seattle's Public Accountability System, Tue, Apr 22, 5:30pm, City Council Chambers, City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave, free.

For Wednesday

Wall Street in the White House

If the over-the-top government corruption on House of Cards and Scandal intrigue you, you mightwant to check out some real-world D.C. shadiness.

Journalist Nomi Prins has written about government bailouts and "backroom deals" and has a new book: All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power.

At this talk, Prins will discuss the 100-year-history of the mutually beneficial relationship between Wall Street and the White House.

Wall Street in the White House, Wed, Apr 23, 7:30–8:45pm, The Pub at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.

$15 Now Rally

Favor a $15 minimum wage? Take a stand at City Hall this Wednesday. Literally.

The $15 for Seattle Coalition is organizing a human chain of union members, underpaid workers, and community supporters to surround the building in a show of support for the minimum wage hike. 

Wear work clothing or uniforms to demonstrate the diversity of the workers who'll be impacted. 

$15Now Rally, Wed, Apr 23, 4pm, City Hall, 600 4th Ave, free. 

For Thursday

Cultivating the Future

Quinoa seems to be the trendy new food, at least according to food blogs and Pinterest. But it's also the subject of Kevin Murphy's WSU Innovator's lecture in April. Murphy, a researcher and scientist with WSU, has been working to establish a Pacific Northwest quinoa production center.

His lecture will cover how the popular grain has the potential to create a new industry (and therefore, jobs) while also battling global hunger. Pre-register to guarantee a seat.

Cultivating the Future: Growing the Northwest Quinoa Crop, Thu, April 24, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 721 Pine St, $49.

Advance Notice for May 4
Bicycle Sundays
The first Sunday in May marks the return of the Cascade Bicycle Club's joint event series with Seattle's Parks and Recreation Department and Department of Transportation.

Ride (or run, crawl, or skip if you so choose) down Lake Washington Boulevard without fear of traffic and take a minute to get a professional helmet fitting; a properly fitted helmet significantly improve your head's chances of dodging injury in the event of an accident.

And cross your fingers for a sunny day.

Bycicle Sundays, Sun, May 4, Lake Washington Boulevard between Seward Park and Mount Baker Park Beach, free + helmets for sale.

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