It’s rush hour on Mercer Street, in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Tech workers are getting off work. Lauren Wheeler and Sande Ditt just finished an after-work jog – when I flag them down and ask them to share their traffic horror stories.
“On Mercer?” asks Ditt. At times, she says, “I’ve probably been here at least 45 minutes just trying to get on the freeway.”
Listen to the highlights of the debate between District 6 candidates Catherine Weatbrook and Mike O'Brien moderated by David Hyde. You can find the audio for the full debate at the bottom of this story.
The candidates for Seattle’s District 6 could not be more Seattle.
Catherine Weatbrook – she used to be a Tubs girl.
Tubs was a shady, windowless establishment in the University District that rented out hot tubs by the hour. It was rumored to be the best place in town to get a urinary tract infection.