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Hacks & Wonks

Mar 29, 2024

On this week-in-review, Crystal is joined by Assistant Managing Editor for Diversity and Inclusion and the Social Justice Columnist for The Seattle Times, Naomi Ishisaka!

They discuss:

  • New Candidates Running for Seattle City Council 

  • Everyday Gun Violence

  • Seattle Dual-Dispatch Pilot is Underutilized

  • Ferguson’s...

Mar 19, 2024

King County is taking a comprehensive, community-focused approach that early data suggests is helping steer young people away from cycles of violence.

In an interview with the Hacks & Wonks podcast, Eleuthera Lisch, director of the King County Regional Office of Gun Violence Prevention, discussed the promising impacts...

Mar 15, 2024

Hacks & Wonks Week in Review: Presidential Primary, Legislative Retirements, Police Recruitment in Seattle, Seattle Public Schools Board, and Burien Gets Sued

Presidential Primary Takeaways 

In this week's presidential primary, Trump and Biden secured enough delegates to clinch their parties' nominations. While Trump's...

Mar 12, 2024

In a recent interview on the "Hacks & Wonks" podcast, Tacoma City Councilmember Olgy Diaz provided an insider's guide on how to prepare and run for elected office. Drawing from over a decade of experience in political campaigns and advocacy, Diaz offered detailed advice for prospective candidates.

Diaz stressed knowing...

Mar 9, 2024

Week in Review: Conservative Initiatives, Comprehensive Plan, and Ax Murderer Controversy

Conservative Initiatives Pass Democratic Legislature

In a surprising move, the Democratic-majority in the Washington state legislature passed three conservative ballot initiatives into law, bypassing the need for a public vote. The...