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The Record: Thursday, March 29, 2018


In January 2017, Seattle implemented a law saying that landlords were required to rent their units to the first qualified applicant. The law was the first of its kind in the nation, and designed to fight bias and discrimination. As of yesterday, that law has been struck down. Liz Dupee of the Tenants Union of Washington State and Chris Benis of the Rental Housing Association of Washington joined Bill Radke to discuss the law’s intention and consequences.

Roseanne is back on television – and viewers might not be happy with her vote in the recent presidential election. TV writer Melanie McFarland wrote about the show, then and now. She came in to talk about what revivals have to offer us in 2018.

In 2006, the Florida state budget came in late. But despite the financial deadlock, the legislature was able to agree on one important thing – passing a law declaring key lime pie the official state dessert. Philly has cheesesteaks, Buffalo has wild wings – what Seattle food would you throw down over? Naomi Tomky would like to suggest: chowder fries. (Melanie McFarland is unconvinced.) Maybe Naomi could convince you too?