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This week we're asking how do we become a safer space?

Aug 26, 2016

This week we learned from the Seattle Times that Sound Transit has gone over budget on a few of their transportation projects: 86 percent over budget to be exact. How does that factor into a voter's decision to approve or deny the Sound Transit 3 plan on the ballots this November?

Seattle and King County are recommending that there be a safe place for addicts to use heroin with professionals there to give clean needles, medical care and advice about treatment. But how will the federal government respond?  

And what does it say about Seattle’s changing culture and city that teriyaki joints are closing around town?  

We'll tackle these subjects and more on Week in Review.

Listen to the live discussion Friday at noon, join in by following @KUOW and using #KUOWwir

Get caught up on the issues:

What's behind the Sound Transit costs overrun

U. of C. tells incoming freshmen it does not support 'trigger warnings' or 'safe spaces'

Chaos, trash and tears: Inside Seattle’s flawed homeless sweeps

Seattle has one beach for dogs, and no plans to change that

Is Seattle losing its teriyaki joints?

Panel:

Bill Radke @KUOWRadke, host

Joni Balter @jbalter, is the host of Civic Cocktail on the Seattle Channel 

Rob McKenna @robmckenna, is the former Attorney General for Washington state

Eli Sanders @elijsanders, is the Associate Editor at The Stranger and author of "While the City Slept"