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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: Senator Murray & Gary Locke
Civic Cocktail: Senator Murray & Gary Locke
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Washington Sen. Patty Murray doesn't hold back while discussing the latest capers of the Trump White House. She tells host Joni Balter what she really thinks about EPA Chief Scott Pruitt and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Since Murray took office in 1992, the number of women in the U.S. Senate has quadrupled. She says as a group they often cross party lines to find solutions. On the question of impeachment, Murray had a two-word answer. Also, a man who's worn many political hats shares his thoughts on the U.S. census controversy and international trade. Former governor, U.S. Commerce Secretary and U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke gives his take on the census citizenship question and why tariffs are hurting many of our closest allies. And, remember the viral photo of Locke and family carrying their own luggage in China? He shares a few humorous anecdotes about that experience as well.

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