Here is interesting news from the Board of Directors of our health plan; this board, established under Mayor Tanner, is comprised of representatives from our major three unions, and our City’s chief executive officer (who sent this email in response to campaign news about domestic partners) READ MORE »
Monthly archives for October, 2007
Here is an article on the topic from today’s Seattle Times:
Former 787 chief says Boeing rethinking its global manufacturing approach
I hope our regional law-makers look at some of these options before removing the entire eastside rail line.
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Outside donations fueling big Renton campaign fund
By Cara Solomon
Times South King County Reporter
A Renton City Council candidate with little name recognition around town has raised significantly more money than any local candidate in recent history.
Cheryl Haskins, a former teacher and small-business owner, has raised about $45,000 in her run against popular former City Councilmember King Parker. That’s the second-highest tally in any City Council race this year in King County, outside Seattle.
Most of Haskins’ donors live outside Renton, from Clyde Hill to Lynnwood. READ MORE »
This was posted on Kevin Poole’s website. It’s his response to the latest editorial and letters in the Renton Reporter.
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I really enjoy the hometown greeting as I arrive back in Renton from my job near King County Airport (Boeing Field). Lately, more often than not I’ve spotted sign wavers at one or more of the intersections on my way through town.
To all of you who care so much for your city that you are out there smiling at motorists, and sharing your choice for mayor or councilmember, I commend you. Your enthusiasm and dedication really show.
And to all Renton Citizens, let’s all rememeber to get those ballots in the mail, and tell our friends to be sure and vote in this important election.
This is sad news. I sure wish there was a way we could bring this train back to Renton.
Dinner train shuts down after move to Pierce County
By The Associated Press
TACOMA — After less than three months, a planned 10-month experiment with a dinner train transplanted from Renton to Tacoma has ended with the shutdown of Spirit of Washington Dinner Train service.
Dinner train owner Eric Temple says higher-than-anticipated costs coupled with lower-than-projected ticket sales doomed the train’s run in Pierce County.
The shutdown means about 50 employees will be laid off.
The last run was Sunday.
The city of Tacoma had a 10-month contract with the dinner train for use of the city-owned tracks.
The train operated successfully for 15 years from Renton to Woodinville along Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks along the east side of Lake Washington before a planned freeway expansion cut off the southern part of the rail route.
The dinner train moved to Tacoma Rail tracks in early August.
Copyright © 2007 The Seattle Times Company
Alas. I didn’t invent the internet…but I met the man that did
Well, really Al Gore didn’t invent it either. But he showed up to support our SPEEA Strike in 2000, during his presidential campaign. And our baby Susie, who is now 9 years old, gave him a political photo op. I was shaking hands with him myself, so I didn’t get the photo of him shaking Susie’s hand. I thought of these pictures a few days ago when Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize.
I was SPEEA striker, and the council president, during this time. Here is a story from that time.
Al Gore visits striking SPEEA workers in 2000
My wife Cathy and daughter Susie show their support for Al Gore