Judicial power & higher ed, topics at March Civic Cocktail

From the courtroom to campus, the March edition of Civic Cocktail will examine the role of the judicial branch of government and the future of higher education in Washington state. The conversation is sure to be thought-provoking at the March 1 event at Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave., where U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik, University of […]

State of local journalism and State Attorney General at Civic Cocktail, Feb. 1

In an age of “alternative facts” and “fake news” and Democratic state attorney generals ready to take on a Trump agenda, a lively civic conversation is likely at the February edition of Civic Cocktail. Tickets are going fast to the Wed., Feb. 1 event at the Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave., where leaders in local journalism and […]

Living Longer, Living Well: A guide to navigating aging

By Brian Callanan What’s wrong with this picture? Well, there’s one person who clearly doesn’t know how to do tai chi – me! I’m surrounded by a class of older adults, very focused on their exercise, led by master Jing Chen Li at the North Bellevue Community Center. I’ve joked to a few people that […]

Most-watched videos of 2016

What does a folk-rock quartet, a garbage dump, a breakdance crew, a fortune-cookie factory, a guitarist, a WWII hero and a proposed sports arena have in common? Answer: they were featured in some of the most-watched Seattle Channel productions in 2016, garnering the most views online (via our website and YouTube channel). In a bit […]

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 […]