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District 1 candidate Shannon Braddock.

Dist. 1 candidate Shannon Braddock receives out-sized contribution, raises ire of opponents

On Thurs., July 16, the campaign for District 1 candidate Shannon Braddock, People for Shannon Braddock, received a $44,000 dollar contribution from Screen Strategies Media. Based out of Fairfax, Virginia Screen Strategies Media has worked on promotions and advertisements for numerous campaigns in Washington State.

The contribution has sparked outrage and questions of ethics among the other District 1 candidates. This contribution puts Braddock well above the pack in terms of campaign funds.

As one candidate noted a recent Facebook post to the District 1 page showed a screenshot of a new Braddock advertisement that purportedly played on FX during an airing of “The Avengers”.

The timing of the contribution seems to coincide with the Seattle Times’ recent endorsement of Philip Tavel for District 1 last Wednesday, July 15.

Braddock was unavailable for comment but her campaign staff member Christian Sinderman responded by clarifying this was neither a “donation” nor a “contribution” but rather an “independent expenditure” of which Braddock and her campaign had no involvement with.

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On the Go Week of 7-20-15

Duwamish Native Foods ~ Now & Then ~ Teachings of the First People
Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W. Marginal Way S.W.
206.431.1582 or
Sun., July 26, Noon-4 p.m. Free program sharing the cultural and food traditions of Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. Doors open 12 p.m. Cultural Program 1 p.m. Storyteller Roger Fernandes shares: Teachings of the First People. Shared Meal 3 p.m. Enjoy Art Gallery & Exhibits & Waterfront Park beforehand.

27th Season ‘Shakespeare in The Park’
High Point Commons Park
6400 Sylvan Way S.W.
Sat., July 25, 7 p.m.: Much Ado About Nothing

Lincoln Park
8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W.
Thurs., July 23, 7 p.m.: The Two Noble Kinsmen
Fri., July 24, 7 p.m.: Much Ado About Nothing
Sun., July 26, 3 p.m.: The Two Noble Kinsmen

Camp Long
5200 35th Ave. S.W.
Fri., July 31, 7 p.m.: Much Ado About Nothing
Sat., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.: The Two Noble Kinsmen
Presented by Green Stage.

Free Summer Drop in Family Events
Neighborhood House High Point Family Center

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file photo by Patrick Robinson
The Arts in Nature Festival, presented by the Nature Consortium, returns to Camp Long on Aug 22 -23.

Arts in Nature Festival returns to Camp Long Aug. 22 and 23

The Arts in Nature Festival, which took a year off last year is back August 22 & 23 at Camp Long in West Seattle. The quirky celebration is a mix of performances, art installations, and activities for all ages. You can now view the full schedule on our website to plan out your whole weekend.

And don’t forget – tickets are only $10!


30+ Performances and activities including:

SiLM, Duo Finelli, Rabbit Stew String Band, Karl Blau, Ziryab Collective, Althea Fantast, The New Alchemists, The Acoustix, Juggling Workshop, Wildlife Exhibit … and many more


20+ Performances and Activities including:

Miho & Diego Duo, Onsemble, Your Heart Breaks, iji, Norman Baker & The Backroads, Craig Salt Peters, Champagne Honeybee, Ian McFeron & Alisa Milner, Haiku Workshops … and many more

All Weekend

Beer Garden sponsored by Fremont Brewing
Visual and sound installations by Clyde Petersen, Maya Soto & Nico Tower, Sean Harrison, and more

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