News Clips— Needle Exchange

WATCH OUT, Port of Seattle—the world is watching.

Well, maybe it's just the country, but it's still curious to see that the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times each picked up Peggy Andersen's Associated Press story on the Port's recent decision to open Fishermen's Terminal moorage spaces to pleasure boats. It's easy to see San Francisco's interest, given that its former working waterfront is now more of a tourist attraction. "This is one of the last places in Seattle where people with grease under their fingernails can feel comfortable," Andersen quotes gillnetter Pete Knutson, an utterance that surely sparked interest from Chronicle editors. Perhaps the cosmopolitan New York Times was more intrigued by the information that Knutson "teaches anthropology at Seattle Central Community College when he's not fishing on his boat." It's anyone's guess as to why the L.A. Times cared.

James Bush

jbush@seattleweekly.com

 
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