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Week in Review: April 26, 2024 - with Robert Cruickshank

Hacks & Wonks

Release Date: 04/26/2024

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On this week-in-review, Crystal is joined by Chair of Sierra Club Seattle, long time communications and political strategist, Robert Cruickshank!

They discuss:

  • Republican Divisions Threaten Party's Chances in Governor's Race

  • Corporate-Backed Super PAC Boosts Conservative Democrat's Campaign

  • Seattle Councilmember Seeks to Roll Back Gig Worker Protections

  • Mayor's Office Cuts Anti-Displacement Proposals from Growth Plan

  • New Light Rail Line Set to Open on Eastside

  • Business Group Launches Campaign to Relocate Light Rail Station

  • Seattle Children's Hospital Refuses to Share Patient Records with Texas AG

As always, a full text transcript of the show is available at officialhacksandwonks.com.

Follow us on Twitter at @HacksWonks. Find the host, Crystal Fincher, on Twitter at @finchfrii and find today’s co-host, Robert Cruickshank, at @cruickshank.

 

Resources

Nick Brown Discusses Key Issues in Washington State Attorney General Race from Hacks & Wonks

 

MAGA Republican Semi Bird endorsed by Washington GOP for governor” by Scott Greenstone for KUOW

 

The WA GOP put it in writing that they’re not into democracy” by Danny Westneat from The Seattle Times

 

Corporate backers of Mark Mullet launch an independent expenditure to boost his flagging campaign” by Andrew Villeneuve from The Cascadia Advocate

 

Nelson Bill Would Eliminate Minimum Wage for "Gig" Drivers—and Slash Workers' Rights” by Erica Barnett from PubliCola

 

Seattle hospitality giant buys into City Council member’s Fremont Brewing” by Paul Roberts from The Seattle Times

 

Mayor's Office Removed All New Anti-Displacement Proposals from Draft "Anti-Displacement Framework"” by Erica Barnett from PubliCola

 

Planners Proposed Bigger Upzones Before Harrell’s Team Intervened, Records Show” by Doug Trumm from The Urbanist

 

Discover the 2 Line | Sound Transit 

 

How will your life change when Bellevue's light rail opens?” by Joshua McNichols from KUOW

 

@cruickshank on Twitter/X: “The Seattle Chamber of Commerce is out with a new campaign to Save South Lake Union. From what? you may ask. From a subway station that would be at the center of the neighborhood and serve more riders than their inferior “couplet” plan.

 

Email Sound Transit Board of Directors at [email protected]

 

Seattle hospital won't turn over gender-affirming care records in lawsuit settlement with Texas” from The Associated Press

 

Medical provider leaving Texas over AG investigation into gender affirming care for minors” by S.E. Jenkins from CBS News Texas

 

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