Roundup of our election coverage

Election Day is nearly here! Still need to break out that ballot but have some last-minute questions? Here’s a rundown of our fall general election programming, including coverage of the candidates and key issues at the state, regional and local levels. Should Washington raise its minimum wage, approve the nation’s first carbon tax and get a […]

Seattle Channel named best municipal TV station in nation

Seattle Channel was named the best municipal television station in the nation when it received the prestigious Excellence in Government Programming award from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) at the group’s annual meeting held in Austin, Texas, last week. Additionally, the city-operated station won 13 government programming awards, including five first-place […]

You ask, the mayor answers

Seattle voters said yes to the housing levy, what’s next? With the shift away from district councils, how will the city broaden civic engagement? How can local government help shape national policy? Now is your chance to ask Mayor Ed Murray about the issues that matter most to you. We’re gearing up for the next […]

Seattle Channel wins two Emmy Awards

Seattle Channel is the recipient of two Northwest Regional Emmy Awards for historic/cultural programming, one for a segment about the Georgetown Steam Plant and another for an animated short film about a local World War II veteran. The city-operated station was recognized Saturday, June 4 at the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Arts […]

Civic Cocktail: Future of the GOP to local giving

With Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nomination, what’s next for Washington Republicans? Plus, how can we use philanthropy to reduce inequality and create healthier communities? Learn the answers to these questions and more at Civic Cocktail, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 1 at Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave. Susan Hutchison, chair of the Washington […]

What you’re watching, our top web hits

Our newest feature, Clickdown 21 is a fast-paced monthly look at 21 of the most popular web hits. In just five minutes, sample bite-sized highlights of Seattle Channel’s (21 on the TV dial) most clicked-on coverage of arts and culture, community and public affairs. From Shakespeare to local rocker Duff McKagan to leaky faucets to lawmaking at City Hall, find out […]

Callanan receives Municipal League’s Civic Award for government reporting

We’re thrilled to announce Seattle Channel’s public affairs host Brian Callanan is the recipient of the Municipal League’s 2016 Government News Reporting of the Year award. Callanan will receive the award at the Muni League’s 57th Annual Civic Awards, Thursday, April 28. The Civic Awards recognizes the accomplishments of elected officials, public employees, citizen groups, the […]