Why a UW student invited an alt-right writer to campus

Happy Thursday, all. Here are a few things happening around your city today…

A Seattle college student stands up for what she believes in. Milo Yiannopoulos, the controversial tech editor of alt-right website Breitbart News, will be giving a talk at the University of Washington on Friday. Yes, that’s Inauguration Day. Why was he invited and what’s happened since? Jessie Gamble, a UW student and president of the College Republicans, explains in this interview with KUOW’s Bill Radke. This 12-minute interview is worth a listen.


    • Some policymakers want Washington to abolish the death penalty, but it could be a long, hard fight. (Crosscut)
    • Expect to see new emoji faces – from ? to ? – in the windows of restaurants around Seattle. Why? To be more clear about how safe the food is to eat. (KUOW)
    • How many people are running against Mayor Ed Murray so far in this year’s election? 0. (MyNorthwest.com)
  • Last week our mayor and San Francisco’s mayor got together to talk about homelessness. (KING 5 has the story and you can watch the full discussion here)

By Anika Anand
Anika Anand is a cofounder of The Evergrey. She previously worked at The Seattle Times Education Lab and Chalkbeat.