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Monday, July 28, 2014 2:19 PM
July has been a month of traffic news and blues in Seattle. Officials have made progress on some decisions, while traffic still seems to grind to a halt whenever an accident, event or a little summer rain happens.
  • July has been a month of traffic news and blues in Seattle. Officials have made progress on some decisions, while traffic still seems to grind to a halt whenever an accident, event or a little summer rain happens. 
  • The Seattle School Board has appointed retired Marysville School District Superintendent Larry Nyland as the interim leader of Seattle Public Schools, effective Aug. 1. He will serve until June 2015. 
  • On a hot, summer Sunday, Mr. Franklin stopped his new, black Dodge Charger in the alley. I was working on the hedge that borders three sides of the lot. Old Paint, my ancient Nissan pickup, blocked the roadway as I trimmed the hedge back.  
  • My opponents believe that my optimism about the future for African Americans in America is my Achilles heel, but I believe it’s my strength. When you stop believing change is possible, you stop being a change agent. 
  • We have a big problem with City Councilmember Mike O’Brien’s call for workforce housing in Seattle. 
  • It’s been a hugely busy month on the local political scene. But lost in the blizzard of headlines was the truly remarkable — in every bad sense of the word — lawsuit filed on May 28 by more than 100 rank-and-file Seattle Police Department (SPD) officers. 
  • The mayor of this city, Ed Murray, needs to get together with the Gov. Jay Inslee and demand that Seattle corporations, like Microsoft and Boeing, get their act together and help support the community that has enabled their huge success stories. 
  • [I] was so pleased to see my friend Jennifer’s backyard cat sanctuary profiled in your sane and helpful June article (“Keeping Cats Safe and Enclosed,” mid-June 2014). 
  • MILT PRIGGEE | July 2014
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  • Yet another city official is seeking his employees’ and the public’s forgiveness for being derelict in his duties. 
  • Seattle City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco is his own worst advocate. Since the Seattle City Council approved a 45-percent raise for Carrasco last month, he has continued to make a series of missteps that makes one wonder why he was considered for any raise. 
  • New Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole was selected for the job in part because she’s known for reforming police forces. Reform is what’s sorely needed in the Seattle Police Department. 
  • Recreational marijuana is finally going to be in stores next week, starting July 8, after Initiative 502 was approved in Washington state in November 2012. 
  • In recent weeks, Seattle’s leaders have disdainfully shown they know how to exert their undue influence on local politics. 
  • Drivers are still fuming over the traffic standstill June 10 that left many people stuck on the roads for hours. 
  • The mayor of this city, Ed Murray, needs to get together with the Gov. Jay Inslee and demand that Seattle corporations, like Microsoft and Boeing, get their act together and help support the community that has enabled their huge success stories. 
  • That won’t be the slogan on the yard signs when Mayor Ed Murray’s new partially Universal Preschool proposal goes to the ballot in Seattle this November, but it should be. 
  • City planners seem determined to destroy the University District as we know it. They’re moving forward with a plan to raise allowable building heights seven- to eight-fold and fill the neighborhood with office and residential towers rising 340 feet. 
  • Police reform means more than new procedures and a new police chief: It means thinking outside of bureaucratic and political boxes. That’s where most of us live, and it’s time city government joined us. 
  • During the days of affirmative action, one of the core Republican talking points was how hardworking middle Americans (catchphrase for “white people”) are paying their taxes and the poor, inner-city people were just living off of them. 
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