Elections 2013 http://kuow.org en Seattle Politics 2014 And Inauguration Preview http://kuow.org/post/seattle-politics-2014-and-inauguration-preview <p>David Hyde speaks with Erica C. Barnett, news editor at Publicola, about Seattle politics and previews the inauguration of Seattle City Council member Kshama&nbsp;Sawant and&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Ed Murray.&nbsp; </span> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:50:10 +0000 David Hyde 26597 at http://kuow.org Seattle Politics 2014 And Inauguration Preview An Exit Interview With Former City Council Member Richard Conlin http://kuow.org/post/exit-interview-former-city-council-member-richard-conlin <p>Ross Reynolds talks with outgoing councilmember Richard Conlin about his 16 year career on the Seattle City Council. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:01:47 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 25650 at http://kuow.org An Exit Interview With Former City Council Member Richard Conlin Lawsuit Threatens $15 Minimum Wage At SeaTac Airport http://kuow.org/post/lawsuit-threatens-15-minimum-wage-seatac-airport <p>Ross Reynolds discusses the lawsuit filed against SeaTac's Proposition 1 to raise the minimum wage to $15 with professor Bill Sherman of Seattle University's School of Law. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:47:31 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 25387 at http://kuow.org Lawsuit Threatens $15 Minimum Wage At SeaTac Airport Mayor McGinn’s Biggest Regret: 'I Didn’t Learn Fast Enough' http://kuow.org/post/mayor-mcginn-s-biggest-regret-i-didn-t-learn-fast-enough <p>Marcie Sillman&nbsp;talks with Mayor Mike McGinn about the person he is today after an eventful four-year term, a recession and his failed reelection bid. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:20:09 +0000 Marcie Sillman 25327 at http://kuow.org Mayor McGinn’s Biggest Regret: 'I Didn’t Learn Fast Enough' The Woman Behind City Council Districts: “Everything In The World Is A Business” http://kuow.org/post/woman-behind-city-council-districts-everything-world-business <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Faye Garneau, the woman who started working on a reform to elect Seattle City Council members by neighborhood districts in 1995 and didn’t give up until voters approved it this year. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:27:36 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 25229 at http://kuow.org The Woman Behind City Council Districts: “Everything In The World Is A Business” As $15 Minimum Wage Passes In SeaTac, Labor Looks To Seattle http://kuow.org/post/15-minimum-wage-passes-seatac-labor-looks-seattle <p>Three weeks after Election Day, supporters of a measure to increase the minimum hourly wage to $15 in SeaTac celebrated their victory. With the last batch of votes counted, King County declared the proposition had passed with more than 1 percent of the vote. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 01:22:30 +0000 Carolyn Adolph & Sara Lerner 24513 at http://kuow.org As $15 Minimum Wage Passes In SeaTac, Labor Looks To Seattle SeaTac Minimum Wage Earners: The Exception Or The Rule? http://kuow.org/post/seatac-minimum-wage-earners-exception-or-rule <p>Steve Scher asks&nbsp;Quoctrung&nbsp;Bui of NPR's Planet Money how&nbsp;SeaTac's&nbsp;(impending) $15 minimum wage fits in among national minimum wage <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/11/21/246599184/who-earns-the-minimum-wage-heres-the-answer-in-3-graphs" target="_blank">trends</a>. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:03:12 +0000 Steve Scher & Christine Streich 24495 at http://kuow.org SeaTac Minimum Wage Earners: The Exception Or The Rule? Hires and Fires: Ed Murray's Transition To City Hall http://kuow.org/post/hires-and-fires-ed-murrays-transition-city-hall <p>David Hyde checks in with Publicola news editor Erica Barnett to hear which city department heads will make the cut when Mayor-elect Ed Murray takes office. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:32:08 +0000 David Hyde & Christine Streich 24437 at http://kuow.org Hires and Fires: Ed Murray's Transition To City Hall Licata's Advice To Kshama Sawant: 'Be Honest To Yourself And Respect People' http://kuow.org/post/licatas-advice-kshama-sawant-be-honest-yourself-and-respect-people <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle City Councilmember <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/council/licata/">Nick Licata</a> about the unique challenges that outsider candidates face. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 23:41:24 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 24332 at http://kuow.org Licata's Advice To Kshama Sawant: 'Be Honest To Yourself And Respect People' The End Of The New Gilded Age? http://kuow.org/post/end-new-gilded-age <p>Sawant beats Conlin, Boeing machinists take stock of their situation, DC Democrats go nuclear and America remembers JFK:&nbsp; <span style="line-height: 1.5;">We talk over these stories and more with </span><a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Joni&nbsp;Balter</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of the Seattle Times, The Stranger's&nbsp;</span><a href="http://elisanders.net/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Eli Sanders</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Crosscut's&nbsp;</span><a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback" style="line-height: 1.5;">Knute Berger</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 24310 at http://kuow.org The End Of The New Gilded Age? As GMO Labeling Fails, Whole Foods And Oregon Pick Up Torch http://kuow.org/post/gmo-labeling-fails-whole-foods-and-oregon-pick-torch <p>More than a week after the election, backers of the measure to label genetically modified food finally conceded defeat – but promised they would be back in 2016. In the meantime, national efforts to label GMO foods continue. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:36:07 +0000 Ruby de Luna 24083 at http://kuow.org As GMO Labeling Fails, Whole Foods And Oregon Pick Up Torch Kshama Sawant Is A Socialist, But What Does That Even Mean? http://kuow.org/post/kshama-sawant-socialist-what-does-even-mean <p>Socialism has been a dirty word in many corners of American politics, and few politicians who identify as socialists have succeeded in the United States. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:45:34 +0000 Ross Reynolds & David Hyde 24043 at http://kuow.org Kshama Sawant Is A Socialist, But What Does That Even Mean? Richard Conlin Concedes: Seattle Elects Sawant As First Socialist Councilmember http://kuow.org/post/richard-conlin-concedes-seattle-elects-sawant-first-socialist-councilmember <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Longtime Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin conceded his seat to challenger Kshama Sawant late Friday after <a href="https://electionsdata.kingcounty.gov/election-results-nov/three/City%2C%20L-Z/Seattle/City%20of%20Seattle%20Council%20Position%20No.%202">Sawant’s lead widened to 1,640 votes,</a> or 50.3 percent of the vote.</span></p><p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 01:06:07 +0000 Editor 23959 at http://kuow.org Richard Conlin Concedes: Seattle Elects Sawant As First Socialist Councilmember Socialist Kshama Sawant Leads Conlin By 1,148 Votes http://kuow.org/post/socialist-kshama-sawant-leads-conlin-1148-votes <p></p><p><strong>UPDATE 11/14/13, 5 p.m. PT:&nbsp; </strong></p><p>Kshama Sawant remains ahead of Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin by 1,148. On Wednesday, Sawant was ahead by 402 votes. If she maintains this lead, the race will not be eligible for a recount, although Conlin could contest the vote count and pay for a recount. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:00:58 +0000 Phyllis Fletcher 23721 at http://kuow.org Socialist Kshama Sawant Leads Conlin By 1,148 Votes Future Of Aerospace, Kshama Sawant's Comeback, And Toronto Mayor Rob Ford http://kuow.org/post/future-aerospace-kshama-sawants-comeback-and-toronto-mayor-rob-ford <p>It’s Friday — time to talk over the week's news with KUOW's Steve Scher,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Stranger's&nbsp;</span><a href="http://elisanders.net/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Eli Sanders</a>,<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Crosscut's&nbsp;</span><a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback" style="line-height: 1.5;">Knute Berger</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Joni&nbsp;Balter</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of the Seattle Times.</span><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week Boeing's machinists union voted against a proposed contract extension that came with a promise to build the new 777X in Washington state. Did they preserve the future of aerospace in Puget Sound or will Boeing's next move be to South Carolina or Southern California</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">? </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Challenger&nbsp;Kshama Sawant appears headed toward a victory over incumbent Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin after initially being several percentage points behind on election night. How will a socialist sit with City Hall?&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plus,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://livewireradio.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Live Wire</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;host Luke Burbank marvels at the chutzpah of Toronto mayor Rob Ford.</span> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 23916 at http://kuow.org Future Of Aerospace, Kshama Sawant's Comeback, And Toronto Mayor Rob Ford