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How your city council candidates would lead 🏙

Members of The Evergrey's Leadership Lab asked your candidates about their leadership styles — and learned some fascinating things.


Earlier this month, Evergrey reader Boting Zhang suggested that we elect Seattle officials based on how they lead and learn, not just their policy plans. Especially when our city is changing so fast it’s hard to keep up. We asked you what you thought of the idea, and many of you said you liked it.

And so The Evergrey Leadership Lab was born. Dozens of you shared the kinds of questions you’d like to ask people seeking elected office, and we selected these nine folks to lead small-group interviews with each of our city council and mayoral candidates.

Today, we want to share what your fellow readers learned about our city council candidates’ approach to leadership.

» Here’s what they learned about incumbent Lorena González and Pat Murakami — who are both running for the position 9 city council seat.

» And here’s what they learned about Jon Grant and Teresa Mosqueda – who are both running for the position 8 city council seat.

We did our best to remind candidates throughout the interviews that we wanted their answers to focus on leadership and learning – not just their policy ideas. If you’ve ever watched a political debate, you can imagine how tough this was. But we think our Leadership Lab interviewers did an awesome job, and we’re excited to hear what you think of their rich, insightful conversations with your candidates. Just hit reply or email us anytime at [email protected].

And stay tuned: We’ll share our Leadership Lab interviews with mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon tomorrow.

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Many of your neighbors are going to the doctor today. That’s because it’s day one of the annual Seattle/King County Clinic, a big four-day event at KeyArena where anyone can get free health care. The county expects more than 1,000 people to show up each day, and people start lining up the night before. Nine percent of the locals who turned out last year said they lived in a shelter or on the street, and 47 percent said they had no insurance. (KUOW)

‘It’s way out of line.’ That’s what one outdoors advocate said about what it’s gonna cost you to go to Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks. The National Parks Service wants to nearly triple the current entry fee from $25 per car to $70. Why? Because it needs more money to maintain the parks, it says. Not sure you’re into this? You can send the parks service your feedback through Nov. 23. (The Seattle Times)

Go ahead. Be a pot snob. Local pot columnist Lester Black has rounded up five strains you can buy in Seattle that he finds sensational. Jack 47 gives you an “easygoing, fun high,” Orange Skunk smells like “as if God created a Fanta soda,” and Seatown Lemon Haze has an aroma that’s like “like a lemon-lime soda on a sunny day.” (The Stranger)

No costume? No problem. The artist behind the Seattle Walk Report Instagram account doodled some very Seattle suggestions for you. If anyone actually dresses up like the trash can at Dick’s Drive-In, please send us a pic. (Instagram)

And just to creep you out… MoPOP thought it would be hilarious to put that horrifying undead contortionist girl from The Ring in its elevators, just to see what people would do. It was to promote the museum’s “Scared to Death” horror film exhibition. And we’re not be watching TV tonight. 👻 (GeekWire)


Things to do

Check out this event from our advertiser, The Museum of Flight.

🎃 After Hours Museum Party! With Halloween right around the corner there’s no better time to experience the Museum by night. Enjoy cocktails, tasty bites and a live DJ.


🎶 10/26: Ampersand Live — congrats to Sophia Ressler and Everett Lawson for winning free tix on our Instagram!
🇺🇲 11/7: Crosscut Election Night Party!
⚖ 11/8: Between Americans
🎉 11/29: The Evergrey Turns One!


📹  10/26-11/2: Hump! Film Festival
💀  10/26: Zombie Crawl 2017
🛍  10/27:  Urban Craft Uprising Fall Market
🎼  10/27: Halloween Organ Concert
👻  10/27: 2017 FreakNight Festival
🐠  10/28: Aquarium Halloween
😈  10/28: Haunt at MoPOP
🐶  10/28: Dog-O-Ween 2017
🎃  10/28: Pumpkinfest Catapult Contest
😱  10/29: The Museum of Fright
🐯  10/29: Zoo Pumpkin Bash and Trick-or-Treating
🏃  10/29: Run Scared 5k / 10k

See more upcoming events (and submit your own) on our events page.


Can you sum up Seattle in five minutes? Last week our own Mónica Guzmán gave it a shot at Ignite Seattle – a once a quarter event highlighting inspiring ideas in Seattle.

Watch Mónica’s talk here, and don’t miss the other amazing talks your neighbors gave, like this primer on Northwest birding by reader Jeremy Schwartz. Did you know that seagulls don’t actually exist? Neither did we.

Keep learning, all. — The Evergrey

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