Our monthly news discussion, Civic Cocktail, will dig into three big subjects this week: crime, tech startups in the region and the Puget Sound area's marquee political race for mayor of Seattle.
On Wednesday, Crosscut, Seattle Channel and City Club will host the televised public affairs conversation at Tom Douglas' Palace Ballroom. The Seattle Times’ Joni Balter will speak with Police Chief Jim Pugel; former Seattle mayor Greg Nickels; Chris Devore, creator of Founders Co-Op, a tech-focused investment fund; Crosscut’s Knute Berger; West Seattle Blog’s Tracy Record and more.
Civic Cocktail is coming back from a summer break. In case you took a bit of your own vacation from the heavy local subjects, we've put together a bit of a reading list as a refresher on the event's topics.
- What's driving UW's new business boom? By Drew Atkins.
- Seattle's space industry blasts off. By Drew Atkins.
- Rich Barton and Bill Gurley unplugged: the full GeekWire Summit session. GeekWire.
- How Seattle can shine internationally. By David Brewster.
- Where is Seattle's mental health candidate? By Knute Berger.
- Leniency won't clean up downtown. By Chris Vance.
- Seattle's dirty little secret of downtown safety. By Jordan Royer.
- Cycle of violence: Downtown bus shooter had been shot himself. By John Stang.
- Well hidden: The real differences in Seattle's mayor race. By David Brewster.
- Murray, McGinn will be talking Ever Greater Seattle. By Knute Berger.
- Murray, McGinn keep it polite at Real Change breakfast. Bill Lucia.
- McGinn's budget greeted with skepticism. By Bill Lucia.
For all of Crosscut's coverage of the mayor's race, go to Crosscut’s The Mayor Games page.