Bo lays out her argument here, and we think it’s pretty compelling to think about.
That’s why we’re putting together an Evergrey election board. The idea? To bring together a group of Seattleites to come up with a list of questions focused on our mayoral and city council candidates’ leadership qualities (rather than solely their policy platforms). We’ll arrange an in-person Q&A session between our board and the candidates, and share out what we learn.
Apply here by next Monday, Oct. 9. It should be a fun experiment. 👍
I’ll have the special, with extra vertigo. The restaurant at the top of the Space Needle is getting a renovation. And one of the biggest changes is a brand new see-through floor and transparent furniture. Check out these new artist renderings and try not to get woozy. Five-hundred feet is a looong way down. (GeekWire)
‘I’m completely done with sending prayers and thoughts.’ The tragedy in Las Vegas has everyone asking how we can prevent future mass shootings. Seattle can’t pass its own gun laws, but there are several ideas floating around the state legislature — like a proposal to ban all assault weapons and a bill to get people to store their guns more safely. Here’s a deeper look at how Washington’s been regulating guns. (Crosscut)
Name me a river. Four creeks in our state are waiting for new names. But how exactly do they get them? And what happens when locals don’t like the name officials want? Here’s a primer on a process we rarely think about. (KNKX)
Get up before 7 a.m. tomorrow. You’ll get to see Mars and Venus all buddy-buddy in the eastern sky. The two planets will be just two-fifths of a moon width apart, but you gotta catch the lovebirds before sunrise. (EarthSky)
Someone sitting here? There’s been an empty seat on our city council ever since councilmember Tim Burgess stepped up to become mayor after Ed Murray resigned. These 16 people applied to fill it. The council will vote on who gets it on Friday. (Crosscut)
📱 10/2-6: Seattle Startup Week
📚 10/4: Booktoberfest happy hour
😂 10/4: Acronym Battle
🐟 10/5: Poke Making Class
🤘 10/6: Viking Disco
🍽 10/6: Taste of Seattle Made
🛠 10/7-8: BrickCon Exhibition
🚸 10/8: Seattle Children’s Festival
❤️ 10/8: Dialogue Across Difference
👻 10/8: Thriller Flash Mob
Want an interesting way to spend your afternoon work break? Seattle police officers are hosting meetups at four Starbucks today — in Green Lake, Magnolia, the Central District, and Columbia City. They go from 2 to 4 p.m., everyone’s invited, and there’s no agenda. Just a casual chat with cops over coffee. If you go, let us know how it went.
See you tomorrow. — The Evergrey