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Civic Cocktail - presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub - offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar. 

Carbon Fee, Food & Beverage Tax & Gun Ownership

Wed., Oct. 3 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave.
$25-30 | Register

As Washingtonians prepare to vote in November we take an inside look at the key initiatives on the ballot including the Carbon Emissions Fee Measure (I-1631), Prohibit Local Taxes on Groceries Measure (I-1634), and Changes to Gun Ownership and Purchase Requirements Measure (I-1639).

Featured Panelists (to date):
Brady Walkinshaw, CEO, Grist
Senator Reuven Carlyle (D-36th District)
Zack Silk, Co-founder, WA Alliance for Gun Responsibility
Dave Workman, Senior Editor, Second Amendment Foundation
Dana Beiber, Campaign Spokesperson, NO on 1631

Featured Journalists: 
Natalie Brand, Reporter, KING 5 News
Essex Porter, Reporter, KIRO 7 News

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Civic Cocktail: Judicial power & the future of higher education
Civic Cocktail: Judicial power & the future of higher education

From the courtroom to campus, Civic Cocktail examines the role of the judicial branch of government and the future of higher education in Washington state. Host Joni Balter talks one-on-one with U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik about the blockage of the Trump travel ban, the limits of presidential powers and the judicial role in the system of checks and balances in government. Then University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce and Washington State University President Kirk Schulz share their views on funding for higher education, free speech on campus, the impact of Trump's immigration order and supporting undocumented "dreamers."