Jessyn Farrell, Bill Radke, Joni Balter and Monica Nickelsburg [L-R]
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Jessyn Farrell, Bill Radke, Joni Balter and Monica Nickelsburg [L-R]

This week, Seattle Sockeyes? Seattle Orcas? Seattle ... Bubbleator?

Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with civic editor for Geekwire Monica Nickelsburg, former Washington State representative Jessyn Farrell and host of Civic Cocktail on the Seattle Channel Joni Balter.

This week, the Washington state Supreme Court unanimously struck down a King County initiative that would have let voters decide whether to ban public funding for drug injection sites. Should voters decide whether these sites open in their neighborhoods? Will the feds let Seattle and King County open them?

And NHL hockey is coming to Seattle. Is this city big enough to support another big sports team?

We learned this week that some of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s top staffers used private email accounts to discuss the head tax. We talk about transparency in government, whether it’s emails or picking the person who will lead the city’s transportation department.

Plus: What to do about the lack of running water in Seattle after the big earthquake and what are your plans for the Seattle Squeeze?