• Stranger Places With Charles Mudede: Famous Seattle Spots

    Charles Mudede takes you on a tour of Seattle—the kind you won't find in your tour guides.

    published: 19 Jan 2017
  • Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike An "Unmitigated DISASTER" Says New Study - Here Are The Facts

    Josh Sigurdson sits down with author and economic analyst John Sneisen to talk about the recent "disaster" in Seattle as the minimum wage is hiked to $13/hr following its recent hike to $11/hr. As Josh had predicted in 2014, the minimum wage hike would lead to vast unemployment, poverty and cause businesses to look elsewhere to set up shop. Well, the truth always prevails eventually! According to the study, "The numbers of hours worked by low-wage workers fell by *3.5 million hours per quarter*. This was reflected both in thousands of job losses and reductions in hours worked by those who retained their jobs." "The losses were so dramatic that this increase “reduced income paid to low-wage employees of single-location Seattle businesses by roughly $120 million on an annual basis.” On...

    published: 08 Jul 2017
  • The Alaskan Way Viaduct: How Seattle chose the Bertha tunnel alternative

    In April of 2017, Bertha, the massive tunnel-boring machine successfully completed digging a nearly 2 mile deep-bore tunnel under Seattle. The tunnel will carry traffic from the Alaskan Way Viaduct, which had been damaged and deemed seismically unsafe after an earthquake. The tunnel will be much less intrusive than the wall-like Viaduct structure, which cuts Seattle off from its waterfront, and the tunnel, new surface street, and transit will take care of the Viaduct’s 110,000 vehicles per day.Why did Seattle move the highway from above ground to below ground? What we're the replacement options considered? How did Seattle settle on the deep bore tunnel, one of the most expensive options possible, as a replacement for the Viaduct? What was that process like? Resources on this topic: Bloo...

    published: 23 May 2017
  • Victor Ohlsson – Wild In Seattle 5 – 1990s Rock , Alternative

    Source: http://www.epidemicsound.com/ License: Proprietary - Sign up using this link to use it in your video: https://www.freedom.tm/via/HCLivess Author's description: Epidemic Sound was founded 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden. We are 20 people at our HQ working closely with a few hundred very talented composers and producers from various nations, and we have clients and collaborators all over the world. Please visit the website of the author to learn about additional ways of supporting them. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freemusicyt Twitter: https://twitter.com/freemusic_now Produced by Free Music 2015-2016

    published: 29 Nov 2015
  • Victor Ohlsson – Wild In Seattle 4 – 1990s Rock , Alternative

    Source: http://www.epidemicsound.com/ License: Proprietary - Sign up using this link to use it in your video: https://www.freedom.tm/via/HCLivess Author's description: Epidemic Sound was founded 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden. We are 20 people at our HQ working closely with a few hundred very talented composers and producers from various nations, and we have clients and collaborators all over the world. Please visit the website of the author to learn about additional ways of supporting them. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freemusicyt Twitter: https://twitter.com/freemusic_now Produced by Free Music 2015-2016

    published: 29 Nov 2015
  • hello from alternative seattle

    i have landed - exciting time ahead my book: a dreamer's life: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dreamers-Life-Memoir-Laurika-Bretherton-ebook/dp/B01LCXZ2S8/

    published: 16 Jan 2017
  • Kshama Sawant at Seattle's J20 "Resist Trump" Mass Rally

    Socialist Alternative's Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Councilmember, speaks at the Resist Trump rally on J20 at Seattle's Westlake Park.

    published: 23 Jan 2017
  • Seattle's Starbucks Alternative: Tully's Coffee

    This video is a super short one, just wanted you guys to know my thoughts on Tully's Coffee and giving it a shout out that it's worth a try!

    published: 27 Mar 2015
  • Talking Seattle grunge band Todd Snider

    this is song about how rock'n roll will never die and a band that is alternative by not even playing

    published: 26 Mar 2010
  • Seattle's YoungVitalizer, The Incision Less Face Lift, Eyelift, Browlift Plastic Surgery Alternative

    Please watch: "LARGE EAR MACROTIA REDUCTION OTOPLASTY SURGERY: Patient True Story, Live Surgery, Before & Afters" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLXTsmx3V40 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Facial Plastic Surgery Video in Seattle, Bellevue: The YoungVitalizer is a minimally invasive approach to facelifting, eyelifting, browlifting and facial rejuvenation without the use of facial incisions. Injections are done to rejuvenate your face in a natural way without looking like you had something done. The YoungVitalizer is based on Dr. Young's Award Winning Theory on Beauty which gives us an incredible advantage. You can now get results that are comparable or better than a traditional facelift, eyelift, browlift, and other traditional facial rejuvenation techniques. Click here to learn more http://www.drphi...

    published: 13 Oct 2015
  • Todd Snider - Talking Seattle Grunge Rock Blues (Live)

    published: 10 Feb 2013
  • LAUNDRY SOAP ALTERNATIVE | Soap Nuts | Seattle, Washington | S3E11

    LAUNDRY SOAP ALTERNATIVE | Soap Nuts | Seattle, Washington I have been using soap berries instead of laundry detergent for about a month now and LOVE that it is non-toxic and chemical free! It is also important that it is unscented as my husband is very sensitive to fragrance. These little soap nuts do an awesome job of getting our laundry clean. Plus they last a LONG time and are way more cost efficient. Buy Soap Berries on Amazon (affiliate link) http://amzn.to/2cDI7ER My mom's artwork www.designsbylisa.com https://www.facebook.com/Designs-by-Lisa-Rasmussen-348924522223/ We post daily travel vlogs and would love to have you join our adventure! Subscribe so you don't miss a thing! Join the Freedom Seeker Team on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thefreedomtheory Want to leave us...

    published: 25 Sep 2016
  • TeknoAXE's Royalty Free Music - #203 (Ode to Seattle) Metal/Grunge/Alternative

    Download Music: http://teknoaxe.com/cgi-bin/link_code_2.pl?329 also on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/alternative-ode-to-seattle/id663934344?i=663938230 **This track is Royalty Free and is free for anyone to use in YouTube videos or other projects, whether monetized or not.** http://www.facebook.com/teknoaxe http://www.reverbnation.com/teknoaxe A couple of you have requested more metal tracks, and in particular, http://www.youtube.com/user/Exaltedkaiser was looking for something more like the "In a Van" tracks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDuzBg64UTk What I ended up with this time was more Seattle-ish, because I took my inspiration from Soundgarden on at least one of the riffs. I think it worked, though, and I promise to mix in more Metal with everything else that I'm do...

    published: 05 Mar 2013
  • Hari Kondabolu- Gentrification in Seattle

    A joke about how Seattle's alternative newspaper, The Stranger misrepresented Hari's opinion of gentrification in Seattle's Central District neighborhood. From a show on September 10th 2009 at the Comedy Underground. More videos at http://www.harikondabolu.com. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/harithecomic

    published: 16 Jan 2010
  • Alternative Spring Break - Seattle

    Salt Lake Community College students travel to Seattle over spring break to volunteer with environmental organizations.

    published: 09 Dec 2009
  • Mediation in Construction Dispute Resolution | Seattle Master Mediator Gregg Bertram

    http://bertramadr.com I have mediated or arbitrated many commercial and residential construction disputes in my career. Prior to and after becoming a lawyer, I worked for several years in the construction field. Before law school I managed the construction and leasing of a multi-million dollar medical office building and performed various jobs on commercial building and golf course construction projects. Mediating construction cases is often very, very different than mediating a typical two party case. First, most construction cases involve more than two parties. Sometimes, they involve ten or more parties - general contractors, sub-contractors, insurance companies. There's a premium placed on designing construction mediations. The primary reason for that involves the presence of insur...

    published: 06 Nov 2013
Stranger Places With Charles Mudede: Famous Seattle Spots

Stranger Places With Charles Mudede: Famous Seattle Spots

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Charles Mudede takes you on a tour of Seattle—the kind you won't find in your tour guides.
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Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike An "Unmitigated DISASTER" Says New Study - Here Are The Facts

Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike An "Unmitigated DISASTER" Says New Study - Here Are The Facts

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  • Updated: 08 Jul 2017
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Josh Sigurdson sits down with author and economic analyst John Sneisen to talk about the recent "disaster" in Seattle as the minimum wage is hiked to $13/hr following its recent hike to $11/hr. As Josh had predicted in 2014, the minimum wage hike would lead to vast unemployment, poverty and cause businesses to look elsewhere to set up shop. Well, the truth always prevails eventually! According to the study, "The numbers of hours worked by low-wage workers fell by *3.5 million hours per quarter*. This was reflected both in thousands of job losses and reductions in hours worked by those who retained their jobs." "The losses were so dramatic that this increase “reduced income paid to low-wage employees of single-location Seattle businesses by roughly $120 million on an annual basis.” On average, low-wage workers *lost* $125 per month." It's basic economics and market principles to understand the inflation of the price of living as the wage is raised, all while employment crashes in an attempt to save the markets from total destruction. Everything the government does, the free market does better! People have to understand the difference between the amount of money they get and actual value as value goes down as the wage is forced up. Who benefits? McDonalds, Burger King, Walmart, the companies these "Fight for 15" activists say can afford to pay them more. Of course they can afford to pay them more, but that's not the point. The small businesses can't. That's why Walmart and McDonalds support the wage hike. It leads to further monopolization and less competition in the market. This also leads to massive job automation and will lead to vast long-term poverty rates. Time to grasp reality folks! Just because something "sounds" good doesn't mean it is. The minimum wage hike begets poverty and inflation. This isn't rocket science. Stay tuned for more from WAM! Video edited by Josh Sigurdson Featuring: Josh Sigurdson John Thore Stub Sneisen Graphics by Bryan Foerster and Josh Sigurdson Visit us at www.WorldAlternativeMedia.com LIKE us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/LibertyShallPrevail/ Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/WorldAltMedia FIND US ON STEEMIT: https://steemit.com/@joshsigurdson DONATE HERE: https://www.gofundme.com/w3e2es Help keep independent media alive! Pledge here! Just a dollar a month can help us stay on our feet as we face intense YouTube censorship! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2652072&ty=h&u=2652072 BITCOIN ADDRESS: 18d1WEnYYhBRgZVbeyLr6UfiJhrQygcgNU World Alternative Media 2017 "Find the truth, be the change!"
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The Alaskan Way Viaduct: How Seattle chose the Bertha tunnel alternative

The Alaskan Way Viaduct: How Seattle chose the Bertha tunnel alternative

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  • Updated: 23 May 2017
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In April of 2017, Bertha, the massive tunnel-boring machine successfully completed digging a nearly 2 mile deep-bore tunnel under Seattle. The tunnel will carry traffic from the Alaskan Way Viaduct, which had been damaged and deemed seismically unsafe after an earthquake. The tunnel will be much less intrusive than the wall-like Viaduct structure, which cuts Seattle off from its waterfront, and the tunnel, new surface street, and transit will take care of the Viaduct’s 110,000 vehicles per day.Why did Seattle move the highway from above ground to below ground? What we're the replacement options considered? How did Seattle settle on the deep bore tunnel, one of the most expensive options possible, as a replacement for the Viaduct? What was that process like? Resources on this topic: Bloomberg: "Stuck in Seattle": https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-bertha/ Seattle Times: "Bertha's woes grind on": http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/berthas-woes-grind-on-more-delay-higher-cost-for-highway-99-tunnel/ Seattle Times: '8-lane highway' on Seattle's waterfront: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/8-lane-highway-for-seattles-future-alaskan-way-challenged/ A special thanks to the Washington State Department of Transportation for the video and many wonderful photos of the project! Other photo sources: - Wikimedia Commons - Flickr user Brad-514 - Flickr user Eric Fidler - Flickr user Nic McPhee - Flickr user Oran Viriyincy - Flickr user Rene Schwietzke - Flickr user SounderBruce - Flickr user Stephen Bruce - Flickr user tdlucas5000 - Flickr user Victor R Ruiz
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Victor Ohlsson – Wild In Seattle 5 – 1990s Rock , Alternative

Victor Ohlsson – Wild In Seattle 5 – 1990s Rock , Alternative

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  • Updated: 29 Nov 2015
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Source: http://www.epidemicsound.com/ License: Proprietary - Sign up using this link to use it in your video: https://www.freedom.tm/via/HCLivess Author's description: Epidemic Sound was founded 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden. We are 20 people at our HQ working closely with a few hundred very talented composers and producers from various nations, and we have clients and collaborators all over the world. Please visit the website of the author to learn about additional ways of supporting them. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freemusicyt Twitter: https://twitter.com/freemusic_now Produced by Free Music 2015-2016
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Victor Ohlsson – Wild In Seattle 4 – 1990s Rock , Alternative

Victor Ohlsson – Wild In Seattle 4 – 1990s Rock , Alternative

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  • Updated: 29 Nov 2015
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Source: http://www.epidemicsound.com/ License: Proprietary - Sign up using this link to use it in your video: https://www.freedom.tm/via/HCLivess Author's description: Epidemic Sound was founded 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden. We are 20 people at our HQ working closely with a few hundred very talented composers and producers from various nations, and we have clients and collaborators all over the world. Please visit the website of the author to learn about additional ways of supporting them. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freemusicyt Twitter: https://twitter.com/freemusic_now Produced by Free Music 2015-2016
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hello from alternative seattle

hello from alternative seattle

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  • Updated: 16 Jan 2017
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i have landed - exciting time ahead my book: a dreamer's life: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dreamers-Life-Memoir-Laurika-Bretherton-ebook/dp/B01LCXZ2S8/
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Kshama Sawant at Seattle's J20 "Resist Trump" Mass Rally

Kshama Sawant at Seattle's J20 "Resist Trump" Mass Rally

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  • Updated: 23 Jan 2017
  • views: 487
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Seattle's Starbucks Alternative: Tully's Coffee

Seattle's Starbucks Alternative: Tully's Coffee

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  • Updated: 27 Mar 2015
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This video is a super short one, just wanted you guys to know my thoughts on Tully's Coffee and giving it a shout out that it's worth a try!
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Talking Seattle grunge band Todd Snider

Talking Seattle grunge band Todd Snider

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  • Updated: 26 Mar 2010
  • views: 49067
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this is song about how rock'n roll will never die and a band that is alternative by not even playing
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Seattle's YoungVitalizer, The Incision Less Face Lift, Eyelift, Browlift Plastic Surgery Alternative

Seattle's YoungVitalizer, The Incision Less Face Lift, Eyelift, Browlift Plastic Surgery Alternative

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  • Updated: 13 Oct 2015
  • views: 92
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Please watch: "LARGE EAR MACROTIA REDUCTION OTOPLASTY SURGERY: Patient True Story, Live Surgery, Before & Afters" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLXTsmx3V40 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Facial Plastic Surgery Video in Seattle, Bellevue: The YoungVitalizer is a minimally invasive approach to facelifting, eyelifting, browlifting and facial rejuvenation without the use of facial incisions. Injections are done to rejuvenate your face in a natural way without looking like you had something done. The YoungVitalizer is based on Dr. Young's Award Winning Theory on Beauty which gives us an incredible advantage. You can now get results that are comparable or better than a traditional facelift, eyelift, browlift, and other traditional facial rejuvenation techniques. Click here to learn more http://www.drphilipyoung.com/youngvitalizer/ http://www.youngvitalizer.com/
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Todd Snider - Talking Seattle Grunge Rock Blues (Live)

Todd Snider - Talking Seattle Grunge Rock Blues (Live)

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  • Updated: 10 Feb 2013
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LAUNDRY SOAP ALTERNATIVE | Soap Nuts | Seattle, Washington | S3E11

LAUNDRY SOAP ALTERNATIVE | Soap Nuts | Seattle, Washington | S3E11

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  • Updated: 25 Sep 2016
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LAUNDRY SOAP ALTERNATIVE | Soap Nuts | Seattle, Washington I have been using soap berries instead of laundry detergent for about a month now and LOVE that it is non-toxic and chemical free! It is also important that it is unscented as my husband is very sensitive to fragrance. These little soap nuts do an awesome job of getting our laundry clean. Plus they last a LONG time and are way more cost efficient. Buy Soap Berries on Amazon (affiliate link) http://amzn.to/2cDI7ER My mom's artwork www.designsbylisa.com https://www.facebook.com/Designs-by-Lisa-Rasmussen-348924522223/ We post daily travel vlogs and would love to have you join our adventure! Subscribe so you don't miss a thing! Join the Freedom Seeker Team on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thefreedomtheory Want to leave us a tip, buy us a coffee or just say thanks for FREE? Shop Amazon with us! (Affiliate link) https://www.amazon.com?_encoding=UTF8&tag=thefreedomthe-20 Our Amazon Store - filled with products we use in the RV http://astore.amazon.com/thefreedomthe-20 OUR SPONSOR | RVLOCK Use the promo code FREEDOM20 for 20% your RVLock Order WEBSITE | http://www.rvlock.com/ 5th Wheel & Travel Trailer V4.0 LOCK | http://goo.gl/HqEOF3 Class C Lock | http://goo.gl/oTkgoc FACEBOOK | https://goo.gl/3upVFY SOCIAL MEDIAS BLOG | www.TheFreedomTheory.com FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/thefreedomtheory INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/thefreedomtheory/ PINTEREST | https://www.pinterest.com/FreedomTheory TWITTER | https://twitter.com/_FreedomTheory_ PERISCOPE | @_freedomtheory_ PATREON | https://www.patreon.com/thefreedomtheory STICKERS & T-SHIRTS http://www.redbubble.com/people/freedomtheory/shop OUR STORY | HOW THE FREEDOM THEORY CAME TO BE WATCH FROM THE BEGINNING | https://goo.gl/HHIXr5 We live in a 33 foot fifth wheel tiny home camper that we are currently traveling the USA in! It is an alternative lifestyle we find that it brings us the most freedom. Living in a RV full time was never something we planned to do. Instead we jumped right into it. In a matter of 30 days. We bought a RV and the following day bought a truck to tow with! RV NEWBIE? Q&A SERIES | https://goo.gl/iK4gz2 RV HACKS | https://goo.gl/G3koQr HOW TO BUY AN RV | https://goo.gl/D27Pdd THOUSAND TRAILS | https://goo.gl/H8i2M2 PRODUCT REVIEWS | https://goo.gl/4Nhfks BEFORE YOU GO FULL-TIME | https://goo.gl/hvTlMY REMODELING/ RENOVATING RV | https://goo.gl/Es0X8X TRAVEL PLAYLISTS WASHINGTON | https://goo.gl/HwBAKs OREGON | https://goo.gl/o8dQmP CALIFORNIA | https://goo.gl/JqaVDN NEVADA | https://goo.gl/xq5cxM KENTUCKY | https://goo.gl/mPLuZs LOUISIANA | https://goo.gl/VB3BfX JOURNEY TO ALASKA | https://goo.gl/yC4tht ALASKA | https://goo.gl/uvXTzb INTERNET ON THE ROAD WeBoost 4G-X | http://amzn.to/1TX8KG1 INTRO | By Endless, We Wander. For animation inquiries find them at www.endlesswewander.com CAMERAS & EDITING Canon G7X | http://amzn.to/1UbucVU GoPro Hero3+ | http://amzn.to/1Y57rEi Nikon D5200 | http://amzn.to/1Y57kJ4 Editing software Filmora http://filmora.wondershare.com/ Music from Epidemic Sound (http://www.epidemicsound.com) GOT BUSINESS? info@thefreedomtheory.com Anyone reusing or redistributing of video content from "The Freedom Theory" channel must request permission to do so.
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TeknoAXE's Royalty Free Music - #203 (Ode to Seattle) Metal/Grunge/Alternative

TeknoAXE's Royalty Free Music - #203 (Ode to Seattle) Metal/Grunge/Alternative

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  • Updated: 05 Mar 2013
  • views: 10713
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Download Music: http://teknoaxe.com/cgi-bin/link_code_2.pl?329 also on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/alternative-ode-to-seattle/id663934344?i=663938230 **This track is Royalty Free and is free for anyone to use in YouTube videos or other projects, whether monetized or not.** http://www.facebook.com/teknoaxe http://www.reverbnation.com/teknoaxe A couple of you have requested more metal tracks, and in particular, http://www.youtube.com/user/Exaltedkaiser was looking for something more like the "In a Van" tracks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDuzBg64UTk What I ended up with this time was more Seattle-ish, because I took my inspiration from Soundgarden on at least one of the riffs. I think it worked, though, and I promise to mix in more Metal with everything else that I'm doing. I hope you like it. :) *Legal notice: The publisher of this video is the original source for the music track being presented in this video, which is entitled "Ode to Seattle". No one entity, person or organization may take legal action against other entity, person or organization due to use or distribution of this track or modified portions of this music track. image used: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougtone/6015287392/sizes/o/in/photostream/
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Hari Kondabolu- Gentrification in Seattle

Hari Kondabolu- Gentrification in Seattle

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  • Updated: 16 Jan 2010
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A joke about how Seattle's alternative newspaper, The Stranger misrepresented Hari's opinion of gentrification in Seattle's Central District neighborhood. From a show on September 10th 2009 at the Comedy Underground. More videos at http://www.harikondabolu.com. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/harithecomic
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Alternative Spring Break - Seattle

Alternative Spring Break - Seattle

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  • Updated: 09 Dec 2009
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Salt Lake Community College students travel to Seattle over spring break to volunteer with environmental organizations.
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Mediation in Construction Dispute Resolution | Seattle Master Mediator Gregg Bertram

Mediation in Construction Dispute Resolution | Seattle Master Mediator Gregg Bertram

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  • Updated: 06 Nov 2013
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http://bertramadr.com I have mediated or arbitrated many commercial and residential construction disputes in my career. Prior to and after becoming a lawyer, I worked for several years in the construction field. Before law school I managed the construction and leasing of a multi-million dollar medical office building and performed various jobs on commercial building and golf course construction projects. Mediating construction cases is often very, very different than mediating a typical two party case. First, most construction cases involve more than two parties. Sometimes, they involve ten or more parties - general contractors, sub-contractors, insurance companies. There's a premium placed on designing construction mediations. The primary reason for that involves the presence of insurance and insurance coverage issues. In addition, the personalities of contractors are often very challenging. The contractor personality is often a maverick of sorts, when compared to other walks of life. So a lot of work needs to be done at the front end of mediation. And the parties should expect, realistically, if there are large numbers of them, and high dollars in controversy, they should expect that it's going to take more than one day of mediation to get the job done. As a mediation lawyer, I've represented contractors and developers in litigation and negotiations with governmental agencies regarding planned or existing general and marine construction projects. Construction disputes can be highly varied. They can involve defects in workmanship, delay in completion, cost overruns, environmental harm and injury to workers among other things. What unites many of these cases, however, is factual complexity, requirements imposed by government, often complicated insurance and insurance coverage issues as well as a large cast of players. The many contested factual issues that permeate most construction cases usually require the expertise and testimony of such industry experts as architects, engineers and construction management experts. These figures often appear at and play significant roles at mediation. During the construction of many projects the parties have contracted to engage "referees," usually knowledgeable construction experts, to appear and resolve disputes at construction sites to keep the work going. In addition to and often prior to the engagement of a mediator, special masters are sometimes appointed by courts or agreed to in order to manage what is often very complex discovery issues. Effective mediation of construction disputes is often pointless unless and until insurance and coverage issues are addressed and resolved. Resolution of these issues often warrants a mediation in itself before moving to tackle the factual and legal issues that are fueling the controversy. The mediator, with the cooperation of all necessary parties, must carefully design many construction mediations in a phased manner. The consequence of not doing this when circumstances warrant phased mediation, is that mediation is likely to be initially unsuccessful with continued expensive and stressful litigation continuing. This can have a very harmful financial reputational effect to construction companies, especially small ones. Again, I have encountered the challenges presented by construction disputes for many years and have successfully assisted parties in resolving them with very few exceptions. I'd be happy to assist you with your next construction industry dispute. Bertram Dispute Resolution, Inc. 316 Occidental Avenue South, Suite 500 Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 624-3388 Qualifications of Gregg Bertram: Gregg Bertram has resolved thousands of cases in 22 years as one of the Pacific Northwest's most recognized mediators and arbitrators. From 2000 to 2008 Gregg was a principal at JAMS, the nationwide provider of alternative dispute resolution services, and before that was affiliated with Washington Arbitration and Mediation Services, where he earned the "Master Mediator" designation. Prior to full-time ADR practice, Gregg was a practicing attorney. Gregg is a board member of the Federal Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, and is an American Arbitration Association mediator and Arbitrator. He is also an accredited neutral of the World Intellectual Property Organization and International Center of Dispute Resolution. Gregg is past chair of the ADR committee of the Washington State Bar Association. He has been recognized as a "Super Lawyer"® for ten consecutive years in Washington Law & Politics magazine, and has received repeated recognition in Seattle Magazine peer surveys as a "Top Lawyer."
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