KUOW – ‘It’s getting pretty hot’


How would you like to be stuck in Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan while the bulk of Washington counties gets to remain in the more relaxed, more business-friendly Phase 3?

Pierce County doesn’t like it one bit.

Governor Jay Inslee announced all counties would remain in their current phases for at least another two weeks; King County was among at least a dozen counties expected to be rolled back to Phase 2, where Pierce County ended up three weeks ago.

In non-pandemic political news, the recall campaign against Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is gearing up, and another candidate is jumping into the crowded Seattle mayoral race.

“It’s getting pretty hot,” says Joni Balter, host of Seattle CityClub’s Civic Cocktail on the Seattle Channel – and she’s not talking about the weather. “There’s even bipartisan talk of a special legislative session to help Pierce County get out of this phase. I bet that doesn’t…

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