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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Corporate meets community at Civic Cocktail, May 4

Corporate meets community at Civic Cocktail, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 4 at Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave. Join host Joni Balter for a one-on-one with former Gov. Christine Gregoire to discuss life outside the governor’s mansion and her work as leader of Challenge Seattle, a coalition of regional CEOs who have joined forces to address […]