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  • Anyone living on or traveling to and from Queen Anne and Seattle Center knows that the Mercer corridor project has made traffic a mess. And the area has seen a recent bout of extra closures and delays. 
  • The full Seattle City Council will vote Monday, Nov. 24, on its amended budget that includes more than $14 million in changes to Mayor Ed Murray’s proposed 2015-16 biennial budget. 
  • This year’s local elections went well for Seattle’s progressive voters. Sixty-one percent of Seattle voters passed Proposition 1, which will give King County Metro an extra $45 million per year for in-city bus routes.  
  • Last week, it was revealed that the FBI created a fake Associated Press (AP) story via a false link in the style of The Seattle Times to catch a 15-year-old bomb-threat suspect in 2007. 
  • Following the Oct. 24 shooting deaths of three students at Marysville Pilchuck High School by a close, popular classmate, there has been a spate of violence threatened at Puget Sound-area high schools. 
  • REVISITING THE PARK | Able to leap tall buildings
    In 1945, without the mass media of today, youths had very limited information about World War II. There was the radio, but it was censored.
     
  • By many measures then, new Seattle mayor Ed Murray’s proposed $4.8 billion dollar 2015-16 budget for the City of Seattle is a disappointingly immoral document. 
  • Ten years ago, they became more noticeable but still were not large enough in numbers to make a difference. But, today, these retired black baby boomers represent the most valuable human resource America has ever had. 
  • The revision is inconvenient and dangerous. I live on 39th Avenue and use the route daily. This route is the only way I can get directly from my house to any point north of the neighborhood.  
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  • Seattle’s Freedom Socialist party came under fire last week when it posted a job opening for a web-content manager that was part-time, didn’t allow telecommuting and, most importantly, only paid $13 per hour. 
  • While the current possibility of religious extremists striking close to home hasn’t instilled fear in people’s minds, the Ebola virus has. 
  • Students at Beacon Hill International School had their test scores from last spring invalidated on Oct. 14 after it was discovered that “there was heavy erasure [in the test booklets], in every single classroom and every single grade. 
  • Much has been said and written in recent years about the affordability of living in Seattle — or lack thereof. 
  • With already-crowded buses and increasing density, bolstering Metro’s service is a necessity. Let’s hope for a different Prop. 1 fate this time around. 
  • Taxpayers have long suspected that governments were mismanaging their tax dollars. This past week, these suspicions were confirmed in Seattle. 
  • Recent news reports have Seattleites wondering whether our police will be able to keep our downtown core — and, ultimately, the rest of the city — safe from increasing crime. 
  • REVISITING THE PARK | What are the odds?
    A group of us 18-year-old guys from Madison Park met some young ladies from the Eastside. We planned a picnic at Pine Lake, just east of Lake Sammamish. It was a sunny Saturday morning that we caravanned to Kirkland to meet up with our Eastside friends. 
  • On Aug. 24, the Sony PlayStation network crashed. A denial of service attack by hackers — two groups claim victory — brought it down. On Aug. 28, Chase Morgan Bank got held up online. 
  • If the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) goes through with its recently announced plan euphemistically, called “Stepping Forward,” the agency would instantly turn into the city’s biggest rent gouger. 
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