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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. 

Chief Best + Sheriff Johanknecht & Lt. Gov. Habib

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

Chief Best + Sheriff Johanknecht
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best and King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht return to Civic Cocktail to discuss police-community relations, law enforcement in the modern age, and a look at what 2019 holds for the departments - from federally-mandated police reforms to officer recruitment.

Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib
When Gov. Jay Inslee is out of state, Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib is in charge. Habib joins host Joni Balter to discuss his position, unlike any other in Washington state government with duties in both the executive and legislative branches. Blind since age 8, Habib will talk about his journey to public service and his priorities, which include improving access to educational and economic opportunities, with a special focus on removing barriers for people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups.

Featured Journalists:
Amy Radill, KUOW
Enrique Cerna, veteran journalist

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Civic Cocktail: Governor Inslee + WA State Party Chairs
Civic Cocktail: Governor Inslee + WA State Party Chairs

During a wide-ranging conversation with host Joni Balter, Gov. Jay Inslee discusses renewable energy, saving the beloved orcas, a fiscal surprise for lawmakers, and, of course, climate change. He says all the reports that the planet is in trouble are NOT true. "Planet Earth is going to be okay; it's just humanity that's the problem." And, we continue to talk politics with the two state party chairs. The head of the state Democrats, Tina Podlodowski says activating the grass roots has been key to its success. She also says the people of this country are being neglected by the president. State Republican Party Chair Caleb Heimlich disagrees. But he says it's important to have a dialogue and agree to disagree, so long as we treat each other with dignity and respect. Heimlich also reveals a few GOP prospects that could someday seek higher office.