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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. 



Coming up on Civic Cocktail in June

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

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz
Last summer, wildfire smoke caused Seattle to have the worst air quality in the world. Wildfire season has returned, and it’s off to an unprecedented start. This year, more than half of the fires have broken out west of the Cascades, according to Hilary Franz, Washington’s commissioner of public lands and head of the state Department of Natural Resources which manages nearly six million acres of public lands. Franz will discuss the region’s wildfire readiness, the impacts of climate change on forest health and efforts to bridge the state’s partisan divide through environmental policy.

Additional Guests TBA

Guest Journalists:
Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, CEO of Grist
Additional journalist TBA


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Civic Cocktail: Seattle’s Shift to the Left & DACA Decision
Civic Cocktail: Seattle’s Shift to the Left & DACA Decision
10/4/201757:55

Is Seattle moving further left? What's behind the political shift and what are the impacts? Former Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver of the Seattle People's Party, The Stranger Publisher Tim Keck and former King County Executive Ron Sims join host Joni Balter for a look at Seattle's changing political tides. Then, as the Trump administration rolls back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, what are the implications for Washington's young undocumented immigrants? DACA recipient Ray Corona and Solicitor General Noah Purcell of the Washington state attorney general's office weigh in. Can a multi-state lawsuit co-led by Washington prevent the dismantling of DACA?

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