Hey there, it’s Tuesday. And today I’ve got an update on what’s happening with CHOP and details on a key coronavirus precaution that King County residents aren’t taking seriously enough. (Hint: It has nothing to do with masks.)
First, though, I wanted to share some of the responses to last week’s news that Amazon is buying the naming rights to our city’s new arena and calling it Climate Pledge Arena. Suffice it to say: Most of you are not fans of the decision, but the reasons why vary.
Some just think the name sounds “clunky” while others pointed to Amazon’s efforts to silence employees who have spoken out against the company’s environmental impact.
“The whole thing reeks of hypocrisy, waste, and ego,” writes Lara C. “(I) would have preferred just a blatant symbol of capitalism — the Amazon Center — and real efforts to make an impact on climate change, instead of such an embarrassment.”
Many of you were quick to offer alternative names — some of them more sarcastic than others. Why not Climate Dome? asks Elizabeth I. Reader Jim R. laid down this zinger: “I’m guessing the name Virtue Signalling Arena was already taken by some California city?”
At least one of you is ready to move on and start debating nicknames:
“I actually think it’s awesome,” says Steve B. “My vote is we just shorten the name to The Pledge as CenturyLink Field is The Clink.”
So long as we don’t end up with CPA Arena, count me in. 🤓
—Caitlin at The Evergrey