It seemed at times that Murray's endorsement was more about blocking McGinn's path to victory than opening up Durkan's. Asked whether he had considered endorsing Jessyn Farrell, Murray said he respected Farrell but that "in my conversation with Jenny, she has the best chance of winning, and I really don't want this city to go back to the divisiveness that I inherited." In other words, Durkan had the best chance at wiping the floor with McGinn on the ballot.Asked whether that meant the endorsement was more anti-McGinn than pro-Durkan, Murray shot back: "No, it's pro-Jenny Durkan," before launching into a renewed broadside against McGinn's tenure as mayor (again, without naming the candidate).
Thursday, June 29, 2017
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Mayor Ed Murray has announced he won't run a write-in campaign for re-election. Murray is endorsing Jenny Durkan for Seattle mayor.
I wish Jenny Durkan the best of luck, whoever she eventually turns out to be as a candidate.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Leiweke was asked whether his group would pull out of talks if the council in the interim approved a provisional street vacation of Occidental Avenue South that Hansen's group says it needs to be "shovel ready'' and attract more financing and teams.Leiweke replied that his group would never have pursued the KeyArena renovation if it felt Hansen still had any shot at landing an NBA team. An MOU between Hansen, the city and King County expires Dec. 3 and provides up to $200 million in public bond funding if he acquires an NBA franchise.KeyArena developers see 'window of opportunity' for NHL team, but not NBA for a while | The Seattle Timeshttp://www.seattletimes.com/sports/nba/keyarena-developers-see-window-of-opportunity-for-nhl-team-but-not-nba-for-a-while/
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
Gomez Addams - Wikipedia
"Husband to Morticia (if indeed they are married at all) ... a crafty schemer, but also a jolly man in his own way ... though sometimes misguided ... sentimental and often puckish — optimistic, he is in full enthusiasm for his dreadful plots ... is sometimes seen in a rather formal dressing gown ... the only one who smokes."
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Again, Leiweke’s plan might be the best one, and his intentions might be pure. But if that’s the case, it’s up to him to prove it down the line. And until he does, because of our city’s past, there will always be doubt, there will always be uncertainty. And there will always be questions about whether he’s the next out-of-town salesman who doesn’t have our best interests in mind.Commentary: Given Seattle's sports history, the value of loyalty and humility cannot be overlooked in arena debate | Q13 FOX Newshttp://q13fox.com/2017/06/11/commentary-given-seattles-sports-history-the-value-of-loyalty-and-humility-cannot-be-overlooked-in-arena-debate/
After failing to bring the NHL to Las Vegas in 2007, Jerry Bruckheimer and David Bonderman are teaming again with Tim Leiweke to own a hockey team. It's in Seattle this time.https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/golden-knights-nhl/having-failed-in-las-vegas-nhl-investors-ready-to-try-again-in-seattle/
Tim Leiweke has been doing this since he got here.
None of this looks to be on purpose (though it is) as much as just teams playing to their strengths.
Many Seattle sports fans are holding back their enthusiasm despite the impressive prospect of a sparkling KeyArena upgrade. They simply haven’t been convinced that the Oak View Group’s Tim Leiweke is as committed as Chris Hansen to getting the NBA back to Seattle.http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/nba/why-many-seattle-nba-fans-prefer-sodo-arena-project-over-keyarena-rebuild/
Why many Seattle NBA fans prefer Sodo arena project over KeyArena rebuildLarry Stone / Columnist
Thursday, June 8, 2017
KING5: KeyArena proposal to get two studies, transportation and economic, per Council President Harrell
Seattle Council President 'excited' for KeyArena proposal, suggests deal could get done | KING5.comhttp://www.king5.com/mb/news/local/arena/seattle-council-president-harrell-excited-for-keyarena-proposal-suggests-deal-could-get-done/447195988