It was a bad day for political discourse in Seattle.

There is an old saying: it is better to stay silent and let others assume you are a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt. As The C is for Crank and Seattlish report, the five female members of the Seattle City Council have been the target of disrespectful, misogynistic verbal abuse through emails and social media since their vote yesterday to deny the street vacation for the proposed SODO Arena. I get it: some people are angry and frustrated. At our most emotional times our thoughts often betray us. And angry and frustrated people have poor control …

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News roundup: SODO Arena vote

Even though other interesting things happened, there’s only one story in town this morning: the Council’s vote on the SODO Arena plan yesterday. Seattle Times, The Stranger, KUOW, KING5, SeattleMet, KGW Portland, the Bellingham Herald, Reuters, SB Nation, La-Kabylie, Portland Business Journal, MyNorthwest, Arena Digest, Lucena Informacion, Crosscut, Curbed, Field of Schemes, Real GM Basketball, The Fourth Period, and the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce all report on the Council’s vote to reject vacating part of Occidental Avenue for the proposed SODO Arena. Believe it or not, something else of consequence happened in the same Council meeting: the Council voted to …

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