Election forum at Taproot Theatre this Oct. 21

Presentations and Q & A with the campaigns and campaigners

Voters join Taproot Theatre (204 N 85th St. in Greenwood) Tuesday, October 21 at 7 p.m. for a campaign forum. Discuss the issues with other voters after they are presented. 36th District campaigners have been invited to introduce themselves.

7:00 - Welcome and settle in
7:10 - Dueling Seattle Early Childhood Education initiatives
7:45 - The Reduce Class Sizes state initiative
8:10 - Seattle Transportation Benefit District (for bus transit service)
8:20 - The New Monorail Initiative
8:30 - 36th District candidates* have been invited to introduce themselves
8:45 - Adjourn - cafe will stay open so you can talk to campaigners

*Not all candidates are able to attend.

This event is sponsored by the Greenwood, Broadview, Green Lake and Phinney Ridge community councils. Space is generously provided by the Taproot Theatre. There is no charge to attend, but donations to offset the Taproot's costs will be appreciated - and please plan to stop by Taproot's Stage Door Cafe before or after the event.

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Kristin's Mother in law is a 21 year survivor and two of her close friends have just come out of treatment cancer free. Kristin would like to continue to help researchers make sure everyone can join them in the survivors circle.

“Everything Woman” is a new compilation of original songs that captures Kristin's poetic, heartfelt lyrics and her authentic folk-pop melodies as never before. Produced by Eric Eagle(Jesse Sykes)of Seattle's Skoor Sound, "Everything Woman" comes to life with the all-star musical artistry of Keith Lowe(Fiona Apple), Jeff Feilder(Amy Ray), Michael Stegner, Steve Moore(Sufjan Stevens), Al Keith and the arranging brilliance of Hans Teuber.

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Parents in Washington place high value on afterschool programs, but the state ranks among bottom 10 for afterschool

Information provided by Afterschool Alliance

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