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Did you know ... there’s an election going on right now that you can vote in? Thanks to reader, Lauren V. for writing in asking for some coverage of the election.
➡️ What’s the election for? An open seat on the five-member King Conservation District Board of Supervisors.
➡️ What do the King Conservation District and Board of Supervisors even do?
KCD helps those in King County manage their natural resources. All landowners within KCD’s service area are entitled to free information and technical assistance for a number of different things related to resource management.
The all-volunteer board oversees KCD’s operations, budget, and sets policy. Three of the five members are elected and two are appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission.
➡️ Who’s running? Eight candidates are vying for the open seat. You can read their statements here.
➡️ How do I vote? Providing you reside in KCD’s service area which includes all of unincorporated King County — you can vote online or by mail through March 23.
In other news...
A viral pizza fight. Here’s the lowdown: someone posted a photo of a slice of pizza from Breezy Town and an official Twitter account for New Jersey retweeted it saying “this is not pizza this a cry for help.” What ensued was a public discourse that asked what constitutes a Chicago-style pizza, whether Seattle pizza sucks or not, and a defense of Breezy Town’s pizza. (Eater Seattle)
Ever wanted to try Moldovan food? Now you can, at Belltown’s Me Dor which is the first Moldovan restaurant in Seattle and, what the owner claims, is the first in the entire western half of the country. (Seattle PI)
The Showbox’s manager is buying her laid-off employees, groceries. Like every other music venue, the Showbox was forced to close its doors because of the pandemic. Since then, Shannon Welles, the venue’s assistant general manager has been working to raise funds to buy her groceries for her employees. Right now, you can buy a “Friends of the Showbox” mask and support Welles’ efforts. (The Seattle Times)