Seattle News, Views, and Brews

Seattle News, Views, and Brews

Understand what's brewing in Seattle area politics, in about the time it takes to have a coffee break!

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May 10, 2021 31 min

Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight discuss a new Seattle City Council proposal for transportation funding, a plan from Councilmember Kshama Sawant on rent control that's very similar to a measure she presented two years ago, and Governor Jay Inslee's plan to "pause" any pha...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight discuss the expected "rollback" to Phase 2 in King County as the state tries to emerge from the COVID pandemic, challenges with the City of Seattle's "shelter surge" to combat homelessness, and a report on ethics you'll only see in...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight discuss a "pessimistic" economic recovery ahead for the city of Seattle, a twist in the signature gathering process in the effort to recall Councilmember Kshama Sawant, some new questions about the city's Mandatory Affordable Housing revenues,...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight look at the proposed changes to the "Compassion Seattle" charter amendment proposal on homelessness services, a new "bill of rights" for tenants coming to the Council, a revision to the city's payroll tax ordinance, and more! Plus, Kev...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight discuss the state Supreme Court's decision to allow a recall vote against Councilmember Kshama Sawant to proceed, Mayor Jenny Durkan's proposal to aid the "Black Brilliance" participatory budgeting plan, the plan the "Compassionate Sea...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight discuss the Seattle City Council's debate over new renters' rights protections,  hotels used for homelessness services, a concern over COVID testing sites, election campaign updates, and more! Plus, Kevin and Brian explore the scientific phenomena...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight discuss a new appropriation of homeless shelter funding during the COVID crisis, and the City Council's attempts to get that reimbursed by FEMA; a delay in the push to provide free legal counsel for any tenant involved in an eviction; the intricate ma...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight look at some new in-home business regulations from the Council, some mounting concerns from the SPD and Mayor's office over further police department cuts, the future of the Black Brilliance research project, the opening of mass vaccination stations i...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight take a close look at where some one-time transportation funding for Seattle will go, a new city plan to provide free legal counsel to tenants in eviction cases,  a sweep of homeless encampments at Denny Park, and the task of re-drawing Seattle's City ...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight discuss the CEO that turned down King County's regional homelessness authority job, a looming homeless hotel crisis, challenges ahead for the Black Brilliance research project, at-home business legislation, and some new names jumping into the race for...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a midday coffee stop! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight take a look at some major changes in Seattle's transit system coming soon, as well as the continued challenges of the Black Brilliance research project on participatory budgeting. Plus, we take a deep dive on a recent police-involved shooting, C...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight discuss the challenges of sheltering the homeless during a blast of winter weather, a looming financial crisis for the Black Brilliance Research Project, the pushback from a federal judge on the Council's latest SPD budget cut proposal, and more. Plus...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight discuss the city's plans to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations, a federal judge's "harsh words" for the Seattle City Council's police reform efforts, some new names in the races for Seattle mayor and City Council Position 9, a lawsuit now f...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight discuss a revision to City energy codes, a 1,045-page report that will shape the participatory budgeting process, an unorthodox approach by the City Council on crowd control policy for the Seattle Police Department, changes in COVID restrictions, and more...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight discuss a new measure to require "hazard pay" for grocery workers during the COVID crisis, the impact of a new U.S. President on local government, the progress of the COVID vaccine rollout in Seattle/King County, and more!  Plus, the reveal of our...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight take a look at preparations for an unprecedented week of inauguration and impeachment proceedings, possible changes to the state's policies on arbitration for police officers facing discipline, ramping up local COVID-19 vaccinations, and how efforts t...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight discuss the defense of democracy at our nation's and our state's capitols, a yearly count of unsheltered homeless people that's not happening in 2021, a delay in the Supreme Court's decision on the petition to recall Seattle City Councilme...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight discuss an upcoming decision from the Washington State Supreme Court about the recall effort facing Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, a deadline this week for input on the Seattle Police Department's use of force policies, expectations at the ...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight look at the recent sweep of Cal Anderson Park (and what that means for other park encampments), revising the Seattle Police Department's use of force policies, an expansion of Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), and some expectations for this y...

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Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight discuss the Council's proposal for a "poverty defense" for misdemeanors, an emerging Seattle Mayor's race following Jenny Durkan's decision not to run again, a lawsuit from the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce over the City'...

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