Posts for 'Technology'

Caps on rideshares, taxis, and for hires? There’s a better way.

February 18th, 2014

In case you didn’t catch it in The Stranger, this is my argument for why we should lift caps on rideshares. Thanks for taking part in the conversation. — Sally A year’s worth of meetings about the future of transportation reached a crescendo this past Friday morning in Seattle City Council chambers. In a room […]

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STEM-focused schools promise bright futures

August 9th, 2012

During SeaFair I had the pleasure of attending a briefing for potential civilian ridealongs with the Blue Angels. I was picked as an alternate this year, and only as I stood on the tarmac did I learn that the person I was backing up was Deidre Holmberg, principal of Delta High School in Richland, Washington.  […]

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Seattle Science Festival: A Chance to Inspire Girls and Women into STEM Classes and Careers

May 23rd, 2012

(Skip to the chase: download the Seattle Science Festival program, which incudes a detailed map of the Seattle Center grounds with the location of each exhibitor and performance stages as well as a schedule.) Having had the wonderful experience of becoming a pilot and certified flight instructor at age 50, I am an enthusiast for encouraging girls […]

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The Comp Plan: a roadmap for the next 20 years

July 26th, 2011

I’ve posted this reminder before, but here’s a new push to remind people that the decisions the city makes now will have great implications in the future. We need your thoughts on updating Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan – the vision for how Seattle will evolve over the next two decades. There’s a great YouTube video that explains the purpose of the Comp Plan and directs […]

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Technology Matching Fund applications due May 18

May 11th, 2011

My colleague Bruce Harrell is busy reminding everyone that the application deadline to take advantage of the Technology Matching Fun (TMF) is coming up on Wednesday, May 18th. TMF provides funding for projects focused on what’s known as digital inclusion, which means acccess, technological literacy, and relevant content/service for all citizens. TMF is intended to help underserved […]

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Museum of Flight’s efforts to secure shuttle are to be commended

April 12th, 2011

I love flying, and even though I’ve never gotten beyond piloting a Cessna 206, every time I get into the plane I am thrilled. I can almost taste what it’s like to “boldly go,” as they said on Star Trek, and pass into the inky blackness of space. I really wish I could go with […]

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