Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The Seattle Times wasted no time in condemning the action and yesterday joined 8 other newspapers asking Governor Jay Inslee to veto the action. It ran a front page editoral for the first time in decades.
State legislators have replied with emails and texts to constituents. Legislators who voted on the bill, say that the bill keeps conversations with lobbyists public, while allowing constituents to share concerns privately with legislators.
I don't know what accountability the media has on what it can share, besides the libel laws.
Governor Inslee has suggested that he won't sign the law, but would not veto it. It seems to me, a bad way to go because that would allow the measure to become law. He would still get bombarded by the public and press with negative comments.
Having read much of the text, I would say that I'm a little more understanding. You can read the entire bill by clicking here.
Monday, February 26, 2018
The veteran traffic reporter was in the middle of an on the spot live report last Thursday when a car struck the rear end of the vehicle. This was after snow had fallen in the Sound and roads were very icy. Reports are that no one involved was injured. Pugetsound.media has a video showing Tracy and her cameraman in the aftermath of the accident.
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
When we went to the Indianapolis 500 in 1999, Graham delivered the invocation. Graham was 99.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Burl worked at B. Barer And Sons, and did consulting work at KUJ, a top 40 station at the time. He would later set up a cable advertising business in Walla Walla and the Tri Cities. Eventually, he would do consulting work at KEXI, at the time, an FM station in nearby Milton-Freewater.
Just after he moved, the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin did a feature story in it's Friday TV supplement.
Burl currently resides in the Los Angeles area. He also has a son.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Dasher is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right hind leg.
For weeks, he will get only short walks and will not be able to climb stairs.
Many thanks go out to the Companion Animal Hospital in Bellevue, where the surgery was performed.
The city has gained attention for a controversy over a proposed local development allowing 6 thousand units. Pepper and a couple other council members have been fighting the developers, claiming too much development will strangle the city.
Two of Peppers, allies on the council, Erika Morgan and Brian Weber, were voted in the election of November 2017.
Apparently, this will give a green light to the proposed development. It's unknown whether it's the development itself or the means of the three council member that resulted in the removal of the two and the possible removal of Pepper.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
The station had received occasionally criticism for spending little time discussing the Sounders as compared to the Mariners, Seahawks, and Huskies.
Matt Johnson, a former KJR employee, will continue to do play by play for the team.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Of course, many Seattle sports fans are disappointed that the city didn't stay with the Chris Hansen plans to build an arena with the NBA as the primary tenant.
The Oak View Group's plan is to remodel what is now Key Arena with the NHL as the primary tenant. At this time, a new NBA team is not on the horizon.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Carlile is performing tonight (Monday, February 12th) at the Moore Theatre in Seattle and has additional performances scheduled at the Moore for March 30th and 31st.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Roberts took time to talk with some of the attendees including myself.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Friday, February 09, 2018
In the past, the Winter games would take place in the same year with the Summer ones, but in 1994, it was changed and the games were moved to the next even year.
This year's games take place in PyeongChang South Korea.
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Monday, February 05, 2018
Mahoney was born in England. In reality, he was only 14 years older than Kelsey Grammer who played son, Frasier. He was a long time member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre.
Many years ago, former Seattle DJ and internet pioneer Lan Roberts did a review of Super Bowl commercials on his web site the Monday after the game. I really appreciated it the year after he died and I tried to do the same on this blog. So in honor of Lan, for as long as the youtubers let this video stay on the blog, here is a sampling of SB commercials. There is also a really funny rundown of the game on Ken Levine's blog. Click here
Sunday, February 04, 2018
No doubt, this will go down in history as one of the greatest Super Bowls in history. The two teams combined set a record for most yards in a Super Bowl and that was before the 4th quarter started. It was the first Super Bowl win for the Eagles. It denied New England it's 6th Super Bowl win. The Patriots have played in a record of 10 Super Bowls.
The Eagles lost their franchise quarterback Carson Wentz in the middle of the season and were thought to be dead in the water. The Eagles quarterback, Nick Foles had considered retirement after last season. Foles threw for over 370 yards.
It was not a great day for defenses and both team's punter's got plenty of rest. The Seattle Seahawks beat the Eagles earlier in the season.
Now over two decades ago, Harding is one of the most despised figures in sports history, but in this picture, Tonya is shown somewhat as a victim and more stupid than evil.
Margot Robey is totally convincing as Harding, even her portrayal of present day Tonya is spot on. Allison Janney, a veteran actor accustomed to dark roles is totally convincing as Tonya's pure evil abusive alcoholic mother.
Tonya suffers violence from her mother as well as her abusive, hard lucked husband.
The movie does a good job of being sympathetic to Tonya, but we must keep in mind that it is indeed, just a movie.
Saturday, February 03, 2018
The Packers, under legendary coach Vince Lombardi, won 5 NFL titles during Kramer's career, including the first two Super Bowl wins.
Kramer is a member of the All Decade Team of the 60s and the Packer Hall Of Fame. Kramer will be the 32nd Packer to be inducted.
Kramer played college ball at the University Of Idaho.
Thursday, February 01, 2018
This is a real catch for a local radio station as she is said to be the most listened to woman on the radio.