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Old 07-27-2020, 11:55 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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Capital hill in Seattle makes up about 4 percent of the city area and population. It doesn’t even begin to represent the entire area or population. Yes the media continues to make it sound like the city is burning but nothing is further from the truth.
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Old 07-28-2020, 03:29 PM
 
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its worse
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:30 PM
 
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Question What about the Seattle U area on Capital Hill?

That's right in the main hotspot area, right? I'm trying to figure out whether to have my son return to live there for (unfortunately another quarter of) online learning (we're from out-of-state), or if this is all just a warm-up for more election season attention? Which would mean his being there may not be a smart idea. Any thoughts or lights to shine for this mom? He's my youngest, so I'm not jumping to any conclusions. Thanks!
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Seacoast NH
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That's right in the main hotspot area, right? I'm trying to figure out whether to have my son return to live there for (unfortunately another quarter of) online learning (we're from out-of-state), or if this is all just a warm-up for more election season attention? Which would mean his being there may not be a smart idea. Any thoughts or lights to shine for this mom? He's my youngest, so I'm not jumping to any conclusions. Thanks!



As a mom that lives on the east coast with a son that lives in Seattle, I would go with online learning. My son lives in the University District and while it's relatively safe there, his job is one block up from what was the occupied zone and still is a hot spot for violence. I'd give anything to have him move back to the east coast. I fear if President Trump wins reelection, the violence in Democratic run cities will get worse.


Just one mom to another - trust your gut (and your heart).
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Old 07-28-2020, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Outside US
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Thanks for the webcam site.
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Old 07-29-2020, 09:59 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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SEATTLE: Is it really that bad in Seattle right now because of the protests or is it just more fake media hype overhyping fake news?
IMO, it's kinda like when foreigners decide to cancel their US vacation, because of riots in LA or NYC, when their itinerary wasn't going to take the anywhere near those areas. In Seattle, the problems are mainly in or near the downtown area. In Seattle's very large north end, where the U of WA is, and just past the northern border--Boeing, life plods on as per usual. Same for much of the rest of the city.
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Old 07-29-2020, 10:05 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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its worse
Haha, are you kidding? Most Seattle residents wouldn't know anything's going on at all if it weren't for the media barrage. Those without TVs read about it, as if it were taking place in some exotic locale. When the WTO protests were going on downtown in 1999, which was the first time peaceful protests were infiltrated by outside elements from out of state bent on turning the protests violent, no one living and working in the north end knew anything was going on at all. Life was as placid as always. Same with West Seattle, and much of the rest of the city.
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:43 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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Here is the deal. Seattle is a big city. Most of the recent disturbances have been in a small area of town, and while some locals are taking part, there is evidence some are outside agitators.

Seattle is mostly populated by sane residents who just want to follow the law and be peaceful. Why the media cranks up this "Seattle riots" attitude is beyond me. Actually, I understand it as they need to have "media excitement". But it is just not representative of most Seattle residents.
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