News This Week in the News
posted by October 24 at 16:56 PMon
In this week’s paper: Jonah Spangenthal-Lee talked to a one-woman crusader against military recruiting at Seattle parks facilities; I busted a prominent Democratic consultant for doing work for Republicans on the side; Eli wrote about your election fears; and I took a closer look at the “nonpartisan research group” that’s been blasting light rail (their board is made up exclusively of—surprise!—Republicans).
• Eli Sanders took a look at the college-degree-related accusations and counteraccusationsflying back and forth between the Burner and Reichert camps, and concluded that no one came away from the silly debate unscathed.
• Except maybe the Seattle Times, which I charged did everything it could to make Reichert look good and Burner look bad.
• Eli reported on some poll numbers that look good for Gregoire, bad for other Washington State Dems.
• Dominic Holden reported on the failure of the 37th District Democrats to endorse Prop. 1, which would fund new transit access in their district.
• I reported on some help Democratic candidate Reuven Carlyle’s been getting from two big-business organizations.
• Dominic wrote about an innovative project by the developers who did the buildings housing Cafe Presse and Osteria La Spiga.
• Jonah Spangenthal-Lee reported on the death of a concrete ramp used by skaters at the Wall of Death, an art installation on the Burke-Gilman Trail.
• Nudity: OK indoors, not OK in the great outdoors.
• Jonah wrote about some drunk dumbasses (or dumb drunkasses?) who played golf in the street and got arrested.
• I posed the timeless question, “What the hell is wrong with South Dakota?”