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Friday, October 24, 2008

This Week in the News

posted by on October 24 at 16:56 PM

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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).

On Slog:

I did an analysis of Metro’s proposed cuts to bus service on Rainier Ave. S (which I also wrote about in detail here).

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.

I reported on the mismatched debate between Kemper Freeman and Greg Nickels over Proposition 1, the light-rail measure (and laughed at a campaign flyer that was probably only funny to me).

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.

Dominic got all hot and bothered about the defacing of a historic downtown building, which could be replaced by yet another tower.

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?”

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