Let's talk politics

By: Bill Will

We're all sick of the presidential race. Let's talk some Washington state politics, OK? Here are thoughts of a cynical, jaded independent on the statewide races, worth exactly the price of an expired Discover Pass.

Jay Inslee (D)
Bill Bryant (R)

There are dozens of bright, energetic Democrats who would make competent governors. Then there is Jay Inslee, the embodiment of the word "feckless." But he's got that "D" on his ballot next to his name, so he'll win handily.
I'd be tempted to vote for Bryant, but his association with the Port of Seattle gives me great pause. POS is the perfect acroynm. If it were run by a man with a name ending in a vowel, it would be the subject of an FBI RICO investigation.

Lt. Governor

Cyrus Habib (D)

Marty McClendon (R)

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Light rail service to Angle Lake starts Saturday

Light rail service to Angle Lake opens Saturday with a dedication ceremony sponsored by Alaska Airlines at 9:30 a.m., followed by a City of SeaTac community celebration at 11 a.m.

Click here for a downloadable video link of a pre-revenue service train operating on the elevated guideway.

“Saturday will be a day of celebration for the entire region as we continue to expand Link light rail. This station is the latest addition to a light rail network that is transforming commutes and communities,” said Sound Transit Board Chair and King County Executive Dow Constantine. “People love light rail, and the Angle Lake Station will be an amazing asset to get South county commuters out of gridlock.”

“Having grown up in South King County, I’m excited about the opening of the Angle Lake Station in a few days,” said Sound Transit Boardmember and King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove. “The arrival of light rail and badly needed parking will make it easier for local folks to get to work and school.”

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Calling all K-5 students for the first-ever winter schedule cover contest!

On Tuesday, Washington State Ferry system launched launched its first-ever cover contest! WSF prints 400,000 winter ferry schedules every year and distributes them in ferry-served communities and in our 10 ferry terminals and 22 vessels. This year, they're asking young student artists to illustrate what “winter on the water” means to them. The winning drawing will be featured on the cover of the winter 2017 sailing schedule.

In addition to the winner, five finalists will be selected and featured on the WSF website, on Twitter and in an upcoming edition of the Weekly Update. 

The competition is open to K-5 students. Drawings will be accepted via email or regular mail through Oct. 14.

What are the submission requirements?
Electronic: Submissions must be 300 dpi or higher, and portrait oriented.

By Mail: Submissions must be on 8.5 x 11 paper, and portrait oriented.

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