We are the champions, again
The Seattle Storm take home their fourth league win, alongside a renewed legacy of activism. The mayor answers charges about calls for her resignation. A talk with former Washington House Speaker Frank Chopp and his challenger, activist and People’s Party candidate Sherae Lascelles. And a recap of the other debate that happened last night: Washington’s one and only gubernatorial matchup.
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The Seattle Storm do it again
The Seattle Storm have spent their condensed season in the Wubble (that’s the WNBA bubble) leading in scoring as well as in calls for social justice. In a year when a pandemic has left us isolated, the Storm were a key part of uniting the league in participating in a strike as well as ongoing action in support of Black Lives and the summer’s uprising against police brutality. KUOW’s Storm superfan and self-professed softy Paige Browning joined Bill Radke to talk about what this win means.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan 10.8
The Seattle Human Rights Commission has become the latest organization to call for Mayor Jenny Durkan’s resignation. The mayor responded to those calls, as well as to criticisms about her spending of the payroll tax she fought to keep from passing.
Frank Chopp and Sherae Lascelles on their quests to represent the 43rd District
Former State House of Representatives Speaker Frank Chopp’s district includes Fremont, Wallingford, the University District, and Madison Park. These are neighborhoods that have struggled with housing affordability, unsheltered populations, and who Seattle is really for. While Chopp has served the district for 25 years, his challenger says that they’re prepared to be not just a representative, but a voice.
There was a debate in this Washington last night, too
In the hijinks surrounding the vice presidential debate (the Plexiglas shields, the interruptions, the fly), you would be forgiven for forgetting that there was another debate closer to home: the gubernatorial debate. KUOW’s Austin Jenkins brings a recap of the matchup between incumbent Jay Inslee and challenger Loren Culp.