Traffic, weather, politics and more. Here are five stories you might have missed on seattletimes.com over the weekend (Oct. 14-16).
Between watching important games for the Seahawks, Cougars and Sounders and tracking the storm that wasn’t, it might have been difficult keeping up with the news this weekend. Here are five good and useful reads to help you catch up:
- The already bad traffic in and around South Lake Union is about to get worse. The four-lane Denny Way will be reduced to one lane each direction for the next five weeks.
- Snowboarders and skiers take notice: Pacific Northwest slopes could be in for a big dump this year. The overview for this winter shows a switch from a strong El Nino pattern, which often creates drier and mild weather, to La Nina that brings wetter weather.
- An editor for The New York Times recently wrote about a stranger yelling at him and his family to “go back to China.” We asked readers if they have ever experienced racist insults like that. More than a dozen people offered their stories.
- Who is paying for the political advertisements in Washington’s legislative races? That can be a difficult question to answer because of the “gray money,” which allows for “nesting doll” campaigns, in which one PAC gives to another to avoid disclosing donors. Initiative 1464 would require more transparency.
- In addition to all the difficulties rookies face playing professional sports the Sounders Jordan Morris deals with type 1 diabetes. The Mercer Island native, who is a candidate for MLS rookie of the year, was diagnosed with it at 9 years old.