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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Take Back the Streets: Remaking Seattle As ‘The Outdoors City’

Restaurants are reinventing themselves in this way, knowing that eating outdoors is healthier for resisting transmission of the coronavirus. Might Seattle reinvent itself broadly as an outdoors city, despite the mild and rainy winters?

Early Handicapping 2020 Washington State Elections

Until very recently the King County suburbs were the state’s main battleground. Now the swing districts are in Pierce, Mason, Clark, Cowlitz, Skagit, Island, and Whatcom counties. There are ZERO competitive partisan races in King County this year.

Zoomcast: Will Downtown Recover as Seattle Reopens?

This debate features Post Alley writers David Brewster, Michael Luis, Kathy Cain and Downtown Seattle Association CEO Jonathan Scholes.

Cooking Fresh At Home: Late Spring Vegetables And Morels With Pasta

It is the fresh broccoli and the spring garlic, on one hand, green and proud. And the muddy, earthy, sweaty morels from the damaged spring wetlands, on the other.

The Long, Slow Fade of Mainline Protestant Churches

In an essay titled “Awakenings,” the novelist and essayist, Marilynne Robinson, spoke of the Calvinist and Reformed theological tradition, which informed Lincoln and his transcendent framing of the Civil War. Of that tradition, she writes, “I no longer see much trace of it in America today."

Veepstakes: Vetting the Spouses

Vetting what was surely a small pool in 1984 did not uncover problems with the business connections of John Zaccaro, Geraldine Ferraro’s husband. In time, the couple were forced to reveal their tax records, producing yet more questions and allegations and preventing Ferraro from gaining a real footing on the campaign trail.

Remembering Lynn Shelton, Storyteller

At REEL Grrls, all the hard drives we used to store our short films we made were named after female directors. By fate, I got “The Lynn Shelton” hard drive. I admired Lynn because she had the courage to take a leap of faith, shift gears, and begin a second life as a filmmaker.

A Suddenly-Endangered Convention Center Project: Time to Rethink Seattle Tourism?

How we can tame this beast, and (if it comes to this) what might be a better use of the convention center 3, now one-third built and facing a serious financing problem?

Remembering Re-bar: A Home for Tolerant Oddballs

Perhaps, they said, they might open again in the fall of 2021 in a new but still undetermined location. Either way, my heart is broken. Re-bar was like another home to me in a rapidly changing city that offers fewer and fewer places where it is possible to hold on to some of what once was.

Memo To Biden: Get Generous, Get Specific, Name Your Cabinet

Numerous reports indicate that Biden has wisely dropped the theme of restoring “normalcy” and has shifted to a New Deal-style expansion of federal programs. But up to a point.