Need for speed: You won't be driving 75 miles per hour on any state highways any time soon. King 5 News reports that Governor Jay Inslee "partially vetoed" House Bill 2181 yesterday, which would "have raised the speed limit on certain stretches of the state's highways to 70 or 75 miles per hour." The portion of the bill that remains intact will allow an investigation into how speed limit increases affect safety.
Is it time to kill the death penalty in Washington?
That question has been brought to the fore in the last year. Governor Jay Inslee has let it be known that no prisoner will be executed on his watch. The state Legislature has held hearings on a proposal to end capital punishment in the state, a bipartisan bill backed by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, City Council president Tim Burgess and a unanimous council.
Teachers to strike: Educators across eight school districts have planned a one-day strike to protest the lack of funding for public schools, King 5 News reports. The plan is as follows: "On Wednesday, the Stanwood-Camano, Arlington and Lakewood School Districts will hold one-day strikes and a joint rally. On Friday, the Blaine, Ferndale, Bellingham, and Mt. Vernon school districts will walk out of class.
’Tis the season of limos and corsages, lines out The Cheesecake Factory door and reminiscing about proms past. But while memories can be tricky, and we may fudge a detail here and there, the prom photo never lies. Have a look at these Seattleites decked out in their high school best.Hail to prom season!1. Artist and gallery owner Tariqa Waters, Surrattsville High School, Clinton, Maryland, 1998
While shiny new buildings crowd the Seattle skyline, local artists are moving into old forgotten spaces—and transforming them into promising new arts venues.1. Ballard Homestead6451 Jones Ave. NW in Ballard, built in 1923, open since MarchMost recently: Church of the Nazarene Who’s behind it: Abbey Arts, the people behind Fremont Abbey Arts CenterFocus: Live music comcerts, literary classes, cultural events (also available as a rental event space)
Spring arrived early in Seattle this year. Above average temperatures and dry days were the norm in February. The cherry trees at the University of Washington bloomed two weeks ahead of schedule. Tulips in the Skagit Valley popped open well before the start of the annual April tulip festival. But the pleasure many of us took in the mild weather was tempered by looming concern over the consequences.
In our bi-monthly Seattlemag.com column, Knute Berger--who writes regularly for Seattle Magazine and Crosscut.com and is a frequent pundit on KUOW--takes an in-depth look at some of the highly topical and sometimes polarizing issues in our city. William Shatner wants our water.
Smart Parking. The first to emerge from the $20 million overhaul of Seattle's paid parking system is a new "smart" variable rate parking machine, The Capitol Hill Blog reports. The new machine will offer a faster, smarter and more seamless transaction process, automatically charging tenants variable rates depending on the time of day. The machines will first pop-up in Pioneer Square, with Pike/Pine on Capitol Hill to follow later this year, and more in 2016.
Must InteractOn The Boards Presents Complex Movements(4/16 to 4/19, times vary) A hip-hop activist, a graphic designer and a creative technologist walk into a bar. Or something like that. This innovative, interactive, futuristic Detroit collective blends music, high-tech visuals and immersive activism as they invite viewers to imagine themselves as post-apocalyptic survivors.
The fact that she wasn’t a writer was no more likely to keep Ginny Gilder from penning a memoir than the fact that she wasn’t a rower (or even an athlete) would keep her from making the U.S. Olympic rowing team five years after first stepping into a shell. The Capitol Hill–based strategic adviser knows how to make things happen.
This article originally appeared on Avvo.com.
With #EqualPayDay this week, we reflected on the role that gender plays in our professional and cultural lives. Here are a few tweets and articles that made us think about women’s rights around the country, plus one about the rights of those who identify outside of the traditional male/female binary.