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Tag: Kingdome

The Kingdome and the Arts

January 26th, 2015

Remember the Kingdome, its falling tiles, and its implosion in 2000?

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Urban Politics #20: News On Local Candidates

May 1st, 1997

Is Jessie Wineberry really running again? He ran against Tina Podlowdowski for the last Council open seat in 1995 garnering 36% of the vote. That was the same year that Charlie Chong received only 31% against Margaret Pageler. If Chong could run again and win from a smaller base of votes than Wineberry had in 95, Wineberry must figure he has a good shot at winning. Others speculate that he has revived his campaign committee to raise funds to pay off debts left from his last campaign. Peter Steinbrueck, architect and civic activist, holds his first exploratory meeting Monday 4/21 with supporters to see if they can raise $50,000 in pledges by mid-May. If they can, he ‘s in the Mayoral race.

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Urban Politics #17: Holly Park Demolition

March 27th, 1997

The City Council’s support for the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) plans to demolish all 870 low income units and replace them with a fewer number of units serving the very low income, is weakening. Although the Council passed a resolution back in December supporting the plan, questions raised by critics led Council Members Jan Drago and Dick McIver to announce at the 43rd Democratic District meeting that the plan should be re- examined. Two other council members, Tina Podlodowski and Charlie Chan have also made similar statements.

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Urban Politics #15: The Seahawks Legislation

March 9th, 1997

Call the legislature hot line 1-800-562-6000. It’s critical to call your legislator today. Sue Tupper, former campaign manager for Mike Lowry’s smartly run Governor’s Campaign, now one of Paul Allen’s 18 lobbyists, is organizing a mailing to 12,000 Seahawk fans to lobby the state legislature. Most legislators do not want to vote for new taxes for the football stadium. But they need to hear from you, otherwise the Seahawks lobbying effort will hit pay-dirt.

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