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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: News From the Hill & A Dialogue About Guns
Civic Cocktail: News From the Hill & A Dialogue About Guns
4/5/201859:24

After a year in Congress, U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal pulls no punches when talking Trump. She tells host Joni Balter much of the country agrees a permanent solution is needed on DACA. The 7th District Democrat also warns of a constitutional crisis if special counsel Robert Mueller is fired. Plus, she says adding a citizenship question to the census will backfire on this administration. And, a diverse panel discusses gun rights, restrictions and responsibility. Tahoma High School student activist Rhiannon Rasaretnam shares why she's so passionate about the issue. Patty Hayes, director of Public Health - Seattle & King County, says locking up a gun isn't enough. Alliance for Gun Responsibility CEO Renee Hopkins lost her brother to gun violence and says elected officials do not reflect the will of the people. Finally, State Sen. Phil Fortunato, a gun owner, challenged the audience with: "What would you do if someone walked in the door right now and started shooting?"

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