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 24, 2022 25 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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the latest developments in the battle over a gig worker minimum wage, a new plan for civilian oversight of the Seattle Police Chief, an attempt to change the narrative regarding the recent Woodland Park homeless encampment clearing, a fraught legal battle over ...

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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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss some significant rules changes for the Seattle City Council, a report on surveillance activity for the Seattle Police Department, the impact of a sweep of homeless encampments from Woodland Park, the legal battle for federal recognition of the Duwamish Tribe, a...

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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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the competing policies for SPD hiring, police alternatives, developments in the City Council's "PayUp" gig worker legislation,  fallout from the Supreme Court's impending Roe v. Wade decision, and the effect of a cancellation of the San Juan Cli...

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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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the Seattle City Council's work on budgeting as federal COVID funds start dissipating, a new push for the Office of Housing, an argument over police hiring bonuses taking a new turn, a battle between the City Attorney and the Municipal Court, and a new poli...

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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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss a new proposal from Councilmember Sara Nelson to offer hiring bonuses to police officers, a plan from Councilmember Dan Strauss to provide back rent relief for tenants, City Attorney Ann Davison's approach to a backlog of misdemeanor cases, the case for off...

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It's a spring break special episode this week, featuring Rep. Jesse Johnson (D-30th) and Rep. Kirsten Harris-Talley (D-37th), two members of our state's Legislative Black Caucus who are not seeking re-election. Why aren't they running again, especially with police accountability legislation facing some major challenges? And what does their departure mean for the future diversity of the Washington State Legislature? Host...

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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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss a Seattle City Council effort to establish a minimum wage for app-based workers, the Council's examination of the effectiveness of hiring bonuses for the SPD and other departments, the accomplishments and shortcomings of Mayor Bruce Harrell's first 100 ...

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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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the process ahead to select a new Seattle Police Chief, a "watch list" of major projects for the Seattle City Council, a historic unionization vote for Amazon workers in New York, a social housing developer initiative trying to make the fall ballot, and...

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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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the Seattle City Council's plans to help home-based businesses and regulate arborists working in Seattle. Plus, we'll look at when the Council might come back to in-person meetings, and when the city might consider a new round of hiring bonuses for 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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss a delay on a transit-oriented police crackdown on Third Avenue in downtown Seattle, City Attorney Davison's new "High Utilizer" plan for repeat offenders, some new questions about how to prioritize scarce shelter spaces for people who are homeless, ...

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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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss a sweep of homeless encampments on Fourth Avenue as City Hall employees head back to in-person work, a new "Seattle Transportation Plan" and its challenges with outreach, an unprecedented spike in state spending in the recently-completed legislative ses...

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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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the legislative decisions going down to the wire in the state legislative session, upcoming choices for Mayor Bruce Harrell to lead the Office of Police Accountability and the Seattle Police Department, a "new day" for law enforcement in downtown Seattl...

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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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss concerns over hundreds of officers leaving the SPD, vaccine and mask mandates lifting, the end of Seattle's eviction moratorium, an attempt at cannabis equity, and the death of a state gas tax program that fueled major controversy across the Pacific Northwe...

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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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss a proposal by Councilmember Kshama Sawant to extend Seattle's eviction moratorium, the impacts of the concrete strike on the West Seattle Bridge project, a plan to drastically reduce the number of homeless people living in downtown Seattle, a state proposal...

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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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss Mayor Harrell's state of the city address, an end to statewide mask mandates, an expiration date for Seattle's eviction moratorium, the Seattle City Council's study of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement from Sound Transit, and a spike in repor...

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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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss a resolution from Councilmember Kshama Sawant supporting the unionization of Starbucks workers, a move to establish a minimum wage for gig workers in Seattle, a plan to coordinate efforts to clean up homeless encampments under state highways, a business-led dis...

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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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss a possibly permanent extension of outdoor cafes and other street uses, changes in police reform measures from the state legislature, concerns over a Seattle Police Dept. disciplinary audit, problems with an "unsustainable" fare enforcement system for So...

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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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss a controversial end to grocery worker hazard pay, some new questions for the King County Regional Homelessness Authority, two school levies Seattleites will vote on in February, and a deep, deep dive on tunneling for Sound Transit. If you like this podcast, ple...

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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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the politics behind new committee assignments for the Seattle City Council, an update from the King County Regional Homelessness Authority, a follow-up on the "ruse tactics" of the Seattle Police Department, and a partisan divide over... snowplows? If 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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the Seattle City Council's reaction to a  disinformation "ruse" used by the Seattle Police Department, the eviction moratorium decision facing Mayor Harrell, the newly-started state legislative session, and more, including a look at a challenge to t...

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