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Can’t decide between Jenny and Cary? 🤔

After the members of The Evergrey Leadership Lab talked with Cary and Jenny, everyone posed for a pic. At top: Eric Svaren, George Perantatos, Shana Bestock, Cary Moon, Mellina White Cusack, Priya Gupta and Elliott Bronstein. At bottom: Eric Svaren, Mellina White Cusack, Jenny Durkan, Shana Bestock, and Warren Etheredge.


Yesterday, we shared our Seattle city council candidates’ responses to a big question we felt was missing from our local politics:  How do candidates learn and improve as leaders? (Shout out to Evergrey reader Boting Zhang for inspiring this experiment!) These questions were asked by our Evergrey Leadership Lab, who aren’t political experts but rather curious readers just like you. And they did a pretty incredible job.

» So without further ado, here’s what we learned about our two mayoral hopefuls: Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon.

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Make yourself at home, California. A whopping 16,000 people moved to King County from the Golden State last year — and that’s a new record. “We’ve been breaking so many records for population growth lately,” writes The Seattle Times’ data guy Gene Balk, “perhaps Seattleites are getting a bit desensitized to it.” 📈 (The Seattle Times)

We’re the second coolest city in America. That’s according to this big annual survey from Forbes and rampant city ranker Sperling’s Best Places. Number one was — sigh — San Francisco. 🙄 But hey, we beat ‘em on coffee, craft beer breweries, and “abundant recreational options.” Plus: Aren’t they all moving here? Watch out, SF. We’re coming for you. (Forbes)

Want to have the best job ever? Reader Giyen Kim sent us an amazing gig from The New York Times. You visit some awesome place in the world for a week. You write about it. Then you repeat that for 52 weeks. Sound like your dream? Go apply. (The New York Times)

Well this should be interesting. Attorney, poet, and activist Nikkita Oliver ran for mayor and fell just short of making it through the primaries. But on Sunday, Nikkita is moderating a debate between the two mayoral candidates who beat her – Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon — and it’s bound to be a little unpredictable. Nikkita pulled the whole mayoral race toward issues faced by low-income communities and people of color, writes David Kroman of Crosscut. And while Nikkita has conflicting feelings about endorsements, she hasn’t endorsed either candidate herself. (The Seattle Globalist)

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The 2016 presidential election was a big deal for a lot of people. Now that it’s been almost a whole year, we’re inviting you to reflect with each other about how it impacted you.

How has what you do or how you see the world changed in the months since Nov. 8, 2016? We’re hearing some pretty powerful stories from you already. Tell us your reflections by Monday and we’ll share them out with all of you soon.

Happy Halloween weekend, all. 🎃 — The Evergrey

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