Every year, taxpayers in Seattle pay for millions of dollars
of emergency medical care for people who have been shot. It’s time for
the gun industry to chip in to help defray these costs.
The good news is that we will get 15-minute service on
Metro Transit’s No. 11 East Madison Street bus this September due to
Proposition 1 funding. The bad news is that there is currently a proposal floating around that would remove the No. 11 from Madison.
Between jobs, I bartended at the Red Onion Tavern and The Attic in the ‘70s, which were popular options in Madison Park for the after-work bunch. The various groups always brightened the day with humor and laughter.
Soon, Mayor Ed Murray’s Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory (HALA) Committee will issue its oft-delayed recommendations on how to “chart a course for the next 10 years to ensure the development and preservation of a diversity of housing for people across the income spectrum” in Seattle.
Seattle can’t be everything to everyone, as many who
can’t afford to live in the city are quickly learning. But that hasn’t
stopped the city from considering whether to be one of the few U.S.
municipalities to have a broadband utility.
Mayor Ed Murray, a former state legislator who represented
Seattle’s 43rd District since October 1995, has left the slow pace of
Olympia’s Capitol far behind and is remaking Seattle to his utopic
vision as quickly as he can.
The recent column “But It’s for the Kids,” by Geov
Parrish, is rife with inaccuracies and misleading statements about the
content and intent of the Seattle Preschool Program.