“How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon.” - Dr. Seuss
by Michael Sarko
- The Capitol Hill Times -
Since Fox News doesn’t have much viewership in the deeply liberal climes of Capitol Hill, a lot of our neighbors probably didn’t see Mayor Mike McGinn’s chat with Greta Van Susteren this past weekend. His Honor touted the new “gun-free” sticker program he launched earlier this month and, all in all, seemed to be enjoying himself in unfriendly territory.
Meanwhile, McGinn’s main opponent in the general election, Ed Murray, announced a slew of new union endorsements this week. The International Union of Operating Engineers, local 302, the Sailors’ Union of the Pacific, the Washington State Council of County and City Employees Council 2, the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587, and Laborers Local 242 all threw their collective hats in with the state senator.
This Friday, the Mayor’s Arts Awards will take place at Seattle Center. The awards recognize local arts organizations selected via public nominations for notable contributions to arts awareness in Seattle. This year’s awards are also in conjunction with the new Creative Advantage program that aims to bring more arts education opportunities to Seattle Public Schools. The 2013 honorees include 826 Seattle, Barbara Earl Thomas, the Frye Art Museum, the Pongo Teen Writing Project, Preston Singletary, and Seattle Repertory Theatre.