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WEATHER ALERT: Temperature heading back into the 90s

July 27, 2018 6:34 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle weather

The heat wave’s not over yet. The National Weather Service has issued a “special weather statement” alert for the metro area, warning that the high temperature will be back up in the 90s Sunday and Monday. You can read the entire alert here. The NWS says this is already our area’s second-hottest July on record.

2 more West Seattle alerts, both for Saturday

In addition to the film-crew alert in effect in the Don Armeni Boat Ramp/Duwamish Head area right now, two for Saturday:

ADMIRAL WAY RAMP CLOSED: As announced by SDOT, the Admiral Way ramp from the bridge is to be closed during the day Saturday for landscaping-related work. Two documents – here and here – show exactly where.

HARBOR AVE PARKING RESTRICTIONS: Much of Harbor Avenue’s southernmost stretch has “No Parking” signs up for 2-10 am Saturday. Notices attached to some of the signage indicate this is because of the annual pre-Torchlight Parade float storage (usually at Terminal 5).

P.S. And remember the NB Viaduct will be closed for Saturday night’s Torchlight Run, 4:30-7:30 pm.

West Seattle Outdoor Movies, week 2: Bring diapers Saturday night!

July 27, 2018 2:15 pm
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 |   How to help | West Seattle news | West Seattle Outdoor Movies

That’s the trailer for “Secret Life of Pets,” which will be onscreen Saturday night for West Seattle Outdoor Movies‘ week two. The movie’s free as always but if you can – BRING DIAPERS! WestSide Baby is the spotlight nonprofit this week, and it’s the last major event in WS Baby’s Stuff the Bus Diaper Drive, which still needs thousands more diapers to reach this year’s goal.

You also need to bring your own chair/blanket to the WSOM site outside the West Seattle YMCA (3622 SW Snoqualmie; WSB sponsor) BUT if you want to have dinner at the movies this week, you don’t have to bring your own, because the Macho Burgers food truck will be there (as well as the Y’s concession stand). You’re welcome to come stake out your spot as early as 6:30 pm; the movie starts at dusk.

ROAD-WORK ALERT: Closures next week for Admiral Way Bridge testing

July 27, 2018 12:05 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle traffic alerts

(Courtesy Mike Russell Foto)

Thanks to Mike Russell for the photo and first word of this work that will cause some closures on the Admiral Way Bridge next week. After Mike reported spotting the sign, we asked SDOT for the details. Mostly lane closures, but next Wednesday will include closing the entire bridge to vehicle traffic for a few minutes at a time. Here’s the notice:

If the embedded version above doesn’t work for you, here’s the notice in PDF.

HAPPENING NOW: Paddle to Puyallup resumes with canoe families departing Alki, heading south

10:22 AM: That’s the view from Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook along Beach Drive right now as canoe families on the Paddle to Puyallup journey continue leaving Alki after an overnight stop (WSB arrival coverage here), headed for their second-to-last stop, Dash Point. More to come.

10:42 AM: Still more canoes rounding Alki Point, a few at a time, and singing can be heard from shore. We’re off to the beach to see if any canoe families have yet to depart.

11:20 AM: Still a few departing Alki. Adding photos from our time there earlier this morning during preparations for departure:

As listed on the Paddle to Puyallup home page, some participants have come a very long way. Announced during Alki arrivals yesterday was a canoe with paddlers from an indigenous people in Peru.

SPORTS: West Seattle Little League’s first loss at state tournament

July 27, 2018 9:47 am
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 |   West Seattle news

(Photos by Barry J. White. Above, manager Mike Fahy’s somber postgame huddle with the players)

Thanks to Barry J. White for the report and photos on the West Seattle Little League 12-year-olds’ first loss at the state tournament:

The West Seattle Little League All-Stars ran into a hard-hitting Pacific team and lost their first game of the 2018 State Tournament in Sedro-Woolley 8-4. Westside now moves into the loser’s bracket and must win out or come home.

Above – baseballs were flying on a hot, dry day in the Skagit with the wind blowing straight out. Pacific chased starter Eli Parker (L) in with two outs in the third. Blake Taft (center) and Tristan Buehring (R) came in to pitch effective relief and keep the team in reach.

Above, Jake Daily reacts after cracking a two-run homer in the second that briefly put Westside up 2-1. A Matthew Henning solo home run, his fourth in four games, and a pair of minor rallies gave the team life at the end.

West Seattle plays again today at 5:00 at Tesarik Field against the same Sammamish side they knocked off two days ago. The winner advances to play Pacific on Saturday.


July 27, 2018 7:24 am
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle traffic alerts

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:24 AM: Good morning! No incidents so far in/from West Seattle.

SATURDAY VIADUCT CLOSURE: One more reminder = the northbound Alaskan Way Viaduct is closing for Saturday night’s Torchlight Run. The closure is scheduled for 4:30-7:30 pm.

9:40 AM: Crash on the eastbound bridge. Thanks for the text!

UPDATE: Shooting victim found at Delridge apartment complex

2:54 AM: Police are investigating a shooting, complicated by the fact the victim wasn’t shot at the location where he was found. That location is the Longfellow Creek Apartments (5915 Delridge Way SW), where both SPD and SFD are converging right now. The 28-year-old victim is reported to have (update) two gunshot wounds, back and shoulder, and is reported – according to police-radio communication – to not be telling police where the shooting happened. He’s been taken to Harborview.

12:13 PM: SPD has just published an item about this on its blog-format blotter, and we’ve also obtained the report narrative. Still no arrest; police believe the victim, whose injuries are described as “non-life-threatening,” was dropped off at the apartment complex, where he apparently used to live.

Will ‘near-term improvements’ be made while Fauntleroy Boulevard project’s fate awaits light-rail decision?

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

“Frustrating” was the word City Councilmember Lisa Herbold used tonight to describe an SDOT-led meeting in which she participated last night.

Last night’s meeting was a “roundtable” during which SDOT unveiled proposed “near-term improvements” in the area of the on-hold Fauntleroy Boulevard project, to be funded by a fraction of the Move Seattle levy money earmarked for the full project. Herbold’s comment was made at tonight’s West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting (separate story on that later).

One of the aspects with which others also indicated frustration is a lack of clarity about what will happen with the possible improvements when Sound Transit finalizes which West Seattle light-rail route will be the “preferred alternative.”

Since that decision is still more than half a year away, roundtable invitees “were not being asked to make any choices,” facilitator Susan Hayman clarified at the start of the discussion.

Here’s who was invited:

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2 West Seattle callouts: Water-rescue response, quickly canceled; stuck boat on the Duwamish River

ORIGINAL REPORT, 9:36 PM: Just in case you’re here wondering about the big SFD water-rescue response sent to Seacrest – there was a report of a paddleboarder possibly in trouble near Lowman Beach, but it’s been determined they’re OK, and everyone’s being dismissed. (Seacrest would have been the point at which a patient, if necessary, would have been delivered to a medic unit.)

ADDED 10:38 PM: Thanks to Paul Weatherman for that photo of a fireboat doing some testing, after the aforementioned incident, and before this new one: SFD marine crews are headed to the Duwamish River where a boat has gotten “stuck in the mud” near Kellogg Island. No injuries reported.

VIDEO: Don Armeni Boat Ramp mystery event is indeed Diner en Blanc – Seattle

7:54 PM: As guessed by WSB commenters last month when we published word of a somewhat mysterious private event set for Don Armeni Boat Ramp tonight, it’s indeed Diner en Blanc – Seattle, the latest local event in which hundreds of people pay for the privilege of dressing in white and bringing a picnic to a location that’s kept secret until they’re bused there.

Thanks for the texted video and photo! We expect to add more later. The event is scheduled to continue until about 11 pm.

ADDED 8:24 PM: Another photo we’ve received:

(Thanks to Craig Baerwaldt for that photo and this next one:)

Participants had to bring their own tables and chairs as well as providing their own picnic!

9:52 PM: Another photo from Craig, after sunset:

Side note: We checked yesterday and this morning and noticed there were no “No Parking” signs for this event at or near Don Armeni, just the NP signage for a film shoot tomorrow. Then a reader e-mailed us this afternoon to say they encountered someone amending the signs to kick in at 4 pm today instead, with just hours’ advance. Let us know if you got a ticket as a result.

ADDED EARLY FRIDAY: Thanks to West Seattle videographer Mark Jaroslaw for putting together and sharing this look at the evening’s festivities – including music, dancing, and candlelight:

Mark says 1,200 people were there.

CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: ‘Resolution’ near in Ryan Cox case?

As reported here last week, Ryan Cox has been found competent to stand trial for assault in the Gatewood stabbing case from almost a year ago. After that ruling, he was due back in court today for a case-scheduling hearing, but it was postponed a week. The document in the online file says the postponement is because “parties are finalizing a resolution.” Does that mean a plea bargain? We’ll be checking the file daily. That’s how the last assault case against him ended more than four years ago.

UPDATE: Tribal Journey 2018 canoes arrive at Alki Beach

1:47 PM: If you’ve seen the Tribal Journeys canoe arrivals at Alki Beach in years past … this year is bigger than ever. As we’ve been previewing, the arrivals started early this afternoon and are continuing as canoe families arrive from last night’s stop across Puget Sound in Suquamish.

More than 100 canoes were registered to participate this year, and they have supporters here too. There’s even an announcer with a PA system, something we don’t recall seeing/hearing in recent years. And we lost count at more than a dozen charter buses parked along Alki Avenue; the paddlers and their support crews will be transported to Auburn, where the Muckleshoot Tribe will host them tonight. (Muckleshoot security remains at Alki to watch over the canoes.)

We’ll be checking later on the expected morning departure time, for those who would like to come observe then.

More photos/updates to come!

2:47 PM: We just walked to the east end of where the canoes are lined up on the sand – they stretch almost to 58th SW – and counted more than 50. None on the horizon so we don’t know how many are yet to arrive. With each arrival so far, an announcement has been read over the loudspeakers, in Native language as well as English, with the declaration of the tribe’s name, where they’ve come from – some have been journeying for two weeks! – and greetings to the Muckleshoot, as well as a request for permission to come ashore.

Also, a military cargo jet seen flying over West Seattle earlier – low enough to startle people – has just done a flyby over the beach here.

5:13 PM: Went back to Alki to check; the arrivals have concluded.

Security says departures are expected between 7 and 9 tomorrow morning.

ADDED EARLY FRIDAY: Alki photographer David Hutchinson asked about that too and he was told they would depart after a ceremony at 7. He shared this evening photo:

Tomorrow’s stop is Dash Point State Park.

FRIDAY MORNING NOTE: The departures are not happening en masse.

Our photographer was there from 8 am until about 9:30 and reports that two canoes had left by then. We’re going back shortly for an update.

SPF30: Sub Pop adds performers to August 11th Alki Beach event including Father John Misty. Plus, the schedule!

When we reported on the Sub Pop Records SPF30 event (August 11th, Alki Beach) update at last week’s Alki Community Council meeting, we noted that the label was planning to go public today with additions to the lineup. And they have! Plus, the day’s set times are all out too. From Sub Pop’s announcement (which you can see here in its entirety):

Father John Misty, Hot Snakes, and Bully have just been added to the lineup for SPF30 on Saturday, August 11th. The newly announced groups will join Beach House, Clipping, Kyle Craft, Fastbacks, Jo Passed, Loma, LVL UP, METZ, Moaning, Mudhoney, Shabazz Palaces, Wolf Parade, Caspar Babypants, The Not-Its!, and The School of Rock West Seattle House Band over four stages along incredibly scenic Alki Ave. in the Alki Beach neighborhood of West Seattle.

The stage names and set times are:

LOSER STAGE (@ Bathhouse West)
1:30 – Moaning
3:15 – Bully
5:15 – Fastbacks
7:00 – Wolf Parade
9:00 – Father John Misty

12:45 – LVL UP
2:30 – Loma
4:15 – Clipping
6:00 – Shabazz Palaces
8:00 – Beach House

HARSH REALM STAGE (@ 57th Street)
12:00 – Jo Passed
1:45 – Kyle Craft
3:30 – METZ
5:15 – Hot Snakes
7:00 – Mudhoney

PUNKY STAGE (@ Whale Tail Park)
1:00 – Caspar Babypants
2:00 – The Not-Its!
4:00 – The School of Rock West Seattle House Band

Also at the event, Sub Pop is selling four limited-edition singles – details on those are in the full announcement too.

DEVELOPMENT: 4508 California SW’s downsized site; 5011 Delridge Way SW comment period opens

Two development-related notes:

(4508 California SW “preferred option” rendering by Caron Architecture)

4508 CALIFORNIA SW DOWNSIZED: One week from tonight, 4508 California SW goes to its first Southwest Design Review Board meeting. The packet is now available online, and we noticed a big change from when we originally reported on this project back in March: It’s proposed for a smaller footprint. The original early-stage filing described the site as stretching from the former West Seattle Cyclery storefront all the way to West Seattle Windermere; now it’s covering three current storefronts – ex-Cyclery, plus two restaurants, Lee’s and Kamei. As is standard in the Early Design Guidance stage of Design Review, the project packet proposes three possible “massing” configurations – they would each include more than 70 apartments plus 19 offstreet-parking spaces (city rules do not require any parking in this area) as well as ~11,000 square feet of retail (ground floor) and lodging. The SWDRB meeting next Thursday (6:30 pm August 2nd, Senior Center/Sisson Building, 4217 SW Oregon) will as usual include a public-comment period; if you can’t be there, you can send comments via e-mail to to get them to assigned city planner Holly Godard.

5011 DELRIDGE WAY SW: Comments open today and continue through August 8th on the streamlined design review for this six-townhouse, six-offstreet-parking-space project replacing a triplex. You can see the design packet here. The notice explains how to comment – this type of design review does NOT include a public meeting.

West Seattle Thursday: Canoes, concert, councilmembers, much more…

July 26, 2018 11:07 am
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(Osprey, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Before we get too much further into the day, highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar (where you will find even more for today/tonight):

WADING POOLS IN WEST SEATTLE: The ones open today are Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) 11 am-8 pm, EC Hughes (2805 SW Holden) noon-7 pm, and Hiawatha (Walnut/Lander) noon-6:30 pm.

TRIBAL CANOES AT ALKI: Any time after noon, the Muckleshoot Tribe will welcome 2018 Tribal Canoe Journeys participants to Alki Beach, for an overnight stop on the Power Paddle to Puyallup. More than 100 canoe families are registered this year. Here’s our most-recent preview. The canoes usually are brought up onto the beach just east of Alki Bathhouse. (59th SW/Alki SW)

DROP-IN ART STUDIO: For ages 2-10 at Delridge Library, 1 pm-3 pm. Free. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

OPEN DRAW WITH SPECIAL GUEST: This one’s for adults – must be at least 21. 5-7 pm at the Log House Museum, come draw, and enjoy a special guest:

The Log House Museum is excited to host Jose Rodriguez III at Open Draw on July 26th. This local West Seattle artist will be creating a one-of-a-kind piece for our upcoming exhibit Sound Spots live at Open Draw! Come see Jose work while he paints the significant history of music in West Seattle.

In the courtyard. (61st SW/SW Stevens)

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT AT ALAIR: Special visiting vendors, specials, raffle prizes, and more at Alair! Details in our calendar listing. 5-9 pm. (3280 California SW)

JUNCTION NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION: 6:30 pm quarterly meeting at Senior Center/Sisson Building. SDOT presentation on Avalon repaving/rechannelization and Sound Transit update on West Seattle light rail are among the topics. All welcome. (4217 SW Oregon)

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 pm at Neighborhood House High Point, with two City Councilmembers as guest speakers: Lisa Herbold and Teresa Mosqueda. All welcome. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

SUMMER CONCERTS AT HIAWATHA: Great reason to be outside instead of in your (likely) hot home/apartment – free show at 6:30 pm on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center, this week featuring Good Quiver. Presented by the Admiral Neighborhood Association, with co-sponsors including WSB. (Walnut south of Lander)

MYSTERY EVENT? OR NOT? A month ago we published this mysterious notice about a private event planned for tonight at Don Armeni Boat Ramp. Not sure if it’s still happening – no “no parking” signs (except for the ones for the film crew tomorrow) and no load-in when we checked earlier this morning; we pinged the people from whom we’d received the notice, and they didn’t reply. But we’ll check back later in the day. If you do see signs of something big there tonight, please text/call us – 206-293-6302 is our 24/7 breaking-news hotline – thanks! (Early afternoon update: Yes, there IS now a crew setting up for tonight’s event. And we got a note from a reader saying the no-parking signs were changed earlier today to kick in at 4 pm.)

About the police response on Puget Ridge

We’ve received several questions about a police response on Puget Ridge, west of South Seattle College (WSB sponsor). There was briefly a report of a missing child. The child is reported to have been found and is safe. There was a report that the child had possibly been seen walking with someone he didn’t know and so police have been looking for that person. That’s all we know at this point but will check back with police later.

Another canoe event headed for Alki: ‘Da Grind’ outrigger races on Saturday

July 26, 2018 9:49 am
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(WSB photo, 2017)

While we await today’s Power Paddle to Puyallup arrivals, we’re sharing a reminder of a different canoe event that you’re invited to watch from Alki on Saturday – the Seattle Outrigger Canoe Club‘s annual Da Grind. Thanks to Kelly for sending the announcement:

Canoes and crews from all over the Pacific Northwest will converge on the sands of Alki Beach for the race. The course is from Alki Beach, crossing Puget Sound, around Blake Island and back. 12 miles of grinding paddling, hence the name. Clubs will start loading out and rigging canoes as early as 6:30 AM with racing beginning at 10:00 AM. Come on down to watch the paddlers in action!

Note that Saturday is also the first day of the Alki Art Fair, so it’ll be a big day at the beach.


July 26, 2018 7:02 am
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle traffic alerts

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:02 AM: We start with trouble on the eastbound West Seattle Bridge – a crash blocking two lanes.

7:10 AM: Per scanner, one of those lanes has reopened, so just the right lane is blocked. SFD closed out of the crash within 10 minutes of dispatch, so no serious injuries.

7:17 AM: We should add a reminder of the northbound Alaskan Way Viaduct closure for Saturday night’s Torchlight Run – scheduled for 4:30-7:30 pm.

7:28 AM: The crash on the eastbound high bridge has now cleared.

COMMUNITY GIVING: What the West Seattle Little League 12 All-Stars did on their offday

Today, they are in the semifinals of the state tournament. On Wednesday, when they had an offday, the West Seattle Little League 12 All-Stars did volunteer work! Ben Palmer sent the photo and report:

Taking a break from state baseball tournament and helping at the local food bank. These kids are awesome!

Today at 4 in Sedro-Woolley, the team plays Pacific.

Alki Beach tomorrow, Suquamish tonight for Tribal Journey canoe families

(WSB photo, 2017)

As first reported here last week, dozens of canoe families participating in this year’s Tribal Canoe Journey – the Power Paddle to Puyallup – are expected to land on Alki Beach tomorrow afternoon (Thursday, July 26th). Their hosts the Muckleshoot Tribe plan to be ready to welcome arrivals as early as noon. The Puyallup-bound canoe families are on the west side of Puget Sound at Suquamish tonight; the schedule for their stop there says they’ll be leaving as early as 8 am. More canoes are visiting Alki this year than last because rather than this being a stop on the way north, this year it’s a southbound stop close to the end of the journey (see the map here). After arriving on Alki, canoe families and their support crews will travel to the Muckleshoot Powwow Grounds in Auburn for the night. During our coverage tomorrow, we’ll report on plans for the Friday departure, which also usually draws spectators

WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL: JuNO briefing Thursday, and other updates

Tomorrow night’s Junction Neighborhood Organization meeting includes a briefing by Sound Transit on where the light-rail-planning process stands. All are welcome at the Thursday meeting, 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building (4217 SW Oregon). Looking ahead to that, we have other updates:

MORE PIGEON POINT SOIL SAMPLING: As announced by ST, the soil-sampling drill crew on Pigeon Point moved to another spot for today and tomorrow, this one on the ridge’s north side, near 20th/Charlestown. In the early going of Tuesday’s station-design charrette (followup to the Junction walking tour we covered), ST reps were asked if the test results could significantly change the project plan. Too soon to tell, was the response.

SPEAKING OF THE CHARRETTE: We sat in on the presentation that preceded participants moving to small-group tables for the rest of the day.

They gathered in the Commons at Madison Middle School. When they went around the room for introductions, ST staffers and consultants and reps from other transportation-related agencies (including SDOT and Metro) outnumbered the community participants almost 4 to 1 (23 to 6).

ST again recapped the five West Seattle alternatives that are under consideration in the second of third levels of review that are designed to result in a “preferred alternative” – for route and station locations – being identified by next spring, to send into environmental studies. But ST planner Sloan Dawson also stressed that there remains the option to “mix and match” different possibilities – it’s not necessarily moving toward all-or-nothing for one of the five alternatives.

The community participants indicated – as have members of the Stakeholder Advisory Group (one of whom, Deb Barker, was also a community participant in this charrette) – eagerness for cost information, important particularly because three of the five alternatives that are currently under review would include tunneling.

ST’s Stephen Mak said ST is “developing comparative cost estimates” that will be shared with the SAG – which has been promised evaluation information for its September 5th meeting – and the next “neighborhood forum” on September 8th.

If the West Seattle segment would cost more than envisioned, how would that affect the rest of the route, since this round of planning is also tackling the Ballard extension? Too soon to say.

Background information that followed included some high-level looks at West Seattle such as: The heart of the planning area has added 400 new residential units on average each year for the past 5 years. Its median (half above, half below) household income is higher than the citywide median – $79,000 compared to $74,000. Rents average $50 above the city as a whole.

And the previous day’s walking tour was recapped, including notes of interest from the segment we didn’t follow along for, to the Avalon station zone: They noted “single-family homes we would need to acquire for the guideway” if the line came up the alley between Avalon and Genesee. They also noted that the Golden Tee apartments, currently proposed for replacement with a much-larger apartment building, are just above a potential tunnel portal.

During the recap of the Junction tour, background on the West Seattle Junction Association‘s “free parking” lots was requested by one community participant, so another, WSJA executive director Lora Swift, gave their history. “Our community members have woven these lots into the history of The Junction,” she observed.

Another community participant, Rich Koehler from JuNO, wondered how light rail would change the dynamic of people coming to The Junction from other West Seattle neighborhoods.

ST held a Delridge charrette the preceding Friday, third of six in potential station neighborhoods, with two planned next week (Chinatown/ID and Denny/South Lake Union). The results are to be part of what’s presented to the neighborhood forums, ST tells us, and neighborhood-forum input in turn will go to the Stakeholder Advisory Group as it decides in late September what to recommend for the third and final level of review.

From White Center Now: Last major pre-primary forum for 34th District State Senate

If you haven’t seen the coverage we published this morning on partner site White Center Now: The White Center Chamber of Commerce hosted the last major pre-primary forum in the 34th District State Senate race. Six of the 11 candidates participated in last night’s forum in a forum presented by the White Center Chamber of Commerce, held outdoors at TommySound studios in South Delridge.

Aaron Garcia moderated; our video above includes the forum in its entirety. Participating, left to right, were:

Sofia Aragon
Shannon Braddock
Joe Nguyen
Lois Schipper
Lem Charleston
Hillary Shaw

Schipper lives in White Center; Aragon lives in Burien; the other four live in West Seattle. All are on your ballot as Democrats except for Shaw, who filed with “no preference” regarding party. They are running to succeed Sen. Sharon Nelson, the Maury Island-residing Democrat who decided not to seek re-election. If you don’t have time to watch the video, see our full report on WCN for toplines of their replies to the questions. And be sure to get your ballot into a mailbox (postage is now prepaid!) or dropbox by the evening of Tuesday, August 7th.