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Daily Archives: February 3rd, 2018

LIVE from the Crosscut Festival: Mayors of Cascadia

Excerpt: In the second afternoon session of the Crosscut Festival, the mayors of Seattle, Vancouver, B.C., and Portland came together to discuss what makes their cities and our region great, as well as the challenges. The moderator was Knute Berger. Berger started with some funny commentary on Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. He noted that many of […]
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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LIVE from the Crosscut Festival: All the President’s Men

Excerpt: Panelists include David Frum, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush; David Litt, former special assistant and senior presidential speechwriter for President Barack Obama, and Scott McClellan, former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush.
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LIVE from the Crosscut Festival: “When free speech becomes hate speech”

Excerpt: This panel featured panelists Ethan Blevins, staff attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation; Evergreen State College student Jamil Bee; David Neiwert, investigate reporter and author of a recent book on the Radical Right; and Evergreen State College professor of Geography and Native Studies, Zoltán Grossman.
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LIVE from Crosscut Festival: Tax breaks for titans

Excerpt: During this panel discussion, Rep. Reuven Carlyle said that Washington has the most tax breaks because we have the most upside-down and backwards tax structure in the nation. Regarding the negotiations around Boeing tax breaks, he acknowledged that there were both "substantive wins and substantive loses" for the people of Washington.
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LIVE from the Crosscut Festival: Bridging the Cascade Divide

Excerpt: The first session I attended today was "Bridging the Cascade Divide" discussing the political differences, but also the commonalities, between Eastern and Western Washington.
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LIVE from Seattle University: Day Two of the Crosscut Festival kicks off

Excerpt: Organized by news outlet Crosscut, the Festival is intended to "bring together some of the boldest thought leaders in politics, business and social justice activism to be interviewed live on stage by some of the finest journalists in the Pacific Northwest."
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