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Bill Radke discusses the week’s news with Seattle Channel’s Brian Callanan, Seattle Times’ David Kroman, and Puget Sound Business Journal’s Alex Halverson
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Week in Review: Jaime Herrera Beutler, West Seattle Bridge, and Ferries

Bill Radke discusses the week’s news with Seattle Channel’s Brian Callanan, Seattle Times’ David Kroman, and Puget Sound Business Journal’s Alex Halverson



Six-term U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler conceded defeat to Trump-backed challenger Joe Kent. The MAGA Republican will face Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez in the general election. Does the Democrat have a chance?

The West Seattle Bridge will open Sunday, Sept. 18, the Seattle Department of Transportation said Thursday. What did we learn through all this?

An ordinance that focuses on increasing police recruitment and retention passed out of committee Tuesday and will soon head to the full Seattle City Council for a final vote. What’s new on police departures, hiring bonuses, and police alternatives?

The United States has authorized $280 billion in taxpayer money to subsidize rich computer chip companies and invest in technology research for the sake of keeping America strong and innovative What does the new semiconductor bill, the CHIPS and Science Act, championed by Sen. Cantwell, mean for Washington?

Washington State Ferries will receive $38 million from the Federal Highway Administration to improve its ferry service. Will we notice? Did we find out why that ferry crashed in West Seattle? Commuters looking to skip the traffic driving into Seattle will be able to hop on a ferry in Des Moines beginning Wednesday, Aug. 10. How significant is the new Des Moines-Seattle fast ferry?

Plans linked to Amazon show the tech giant wants to create an underground site called Project Lucy in the former downtown Seattle Macy's building where it will test an automated storage and retrieval system. What’s interesting and significant about this?

Councilmember Sara Nelson held a briefing this morning on new legislation she’s sponsoring to create the Seattle Film Commission. The commission would advise city leaders on the development of policies and programs to bring the film/TV industry back to Seattle. Would this bring in more money than it would cost?