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POLL: What Do You Want to See More of On Patch?

Give us your opinion on what types of content you want to see on Patch more often

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Patch launched more than a year-and-a-half ago in December 2010 and we hope you are enjoying the site.

Patch features news articles, profiles, polls, an events calendar, and announcements and other content about the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park area. People are encouraged to send in content to editor Tony Dondero, tony.dondero@patch.com, and post events on the events calendar,  announcements and blogs.

We feature a places directory  where you can find contact information, descriptions of businesses, key institutions and parks, mapquest maps and directions to local businesses and parks. Business owners can claim their listings, add photos to their listing and use it as a platform for advertising. (Contact Patch advertising representative Adam Johnson, adam.johnson@patch.com for more information). All Patch users can also post reviews.

It’s clear Patch readers care about crime and the police beat, the environment, local and regional politics, transportation and the schools.

In our poll below, we ask you Patch readers to tell us what you’d like to see more of, what kind of content you primarily favor. Is it more reporting on crime? Or do you want more schools news? Or do you want to read more profiles of people who live in the Shoreline and Lake Forest Park area? Or are you interested in sports?

Let us know!

Ron Olson July 15, 2012 at 10:47 PM
. I think you should invite students from local colleges to do some investigative reporting or handle a few stories of local interest that need attention. Seems like there's a lot of information out there that is just not being covered, and what a great way it would be for students to get practical experience while providing a great community service.
Tony Dondero (Editor) July 16, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Ron, Thanks for your suggestion, we hope to continue to do that. I've tapped into college talent many times using recent graduates from Shorecrest and Shorewood as well as recent college graduates who in the area and live nearby. At this point we are looking for volunteers and to tap into the UW News Lab. We would like to do more investigative reporting. If anyone is willing to take a serious, more or less objective look at issue please contact me at tony.dondero@patch.com
Lindsey Amtmann July 16, 2012 at 03:39 AM
I'd like to hear more details about possible development projects in Shoreline/LFP and what their current status is. For example, the Bingo parlor on Ridgecrest (once slated as a high rise development, now just sitting there), the mulitple owner site in front of Central Market (gone are the paint store and the pizza place. Why don't we independently owned and operated coffee houses, cupcake shops, a bike shop, a family friendly brewpub, I could go on! This is the physical heart of Shoreline for so many and the properties just sit there.What can citizens do to get this moving? And of course Aurora. What is up with various development proposals, south to north? We need a one stop shopping place for what is being considered for what kind of development, where the permitting is at the present time, and who to talk to to provide support for or against a particular proposal. Thanks.
Go Dolphins July 16, 2012 at 07:02 AM
We also have journalism students at Shoreline CC!
Tony Dondero (Editor) July 16, 2012 at 07:42 AM
If any Shoreline CC journalism students or students of any major really, such as political science, English, history or the sciences want to come forward, please do. I am in contact with Jim Hills at Shoreline CC often but would really like to build relationships with faculty and get more students involved with Patch. I would be willing to mentor students in exchange for their time since at this point we can't pay much. There are PLENTY of stories to cover that I simply cannot get to as the sole full-time staffer of this site.
Stefanie Gendreau July 16, 2012 at 06:34 PM
FYI Lindsey - the Cascade Bingo site has been leased by Veolia Transportation. It is currently undergoing renovations and is slated to be operational August 1, 2012. Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association is working with Veolia and the City on an "Open House" in August. Stay tuned to www.ridgecrestneighborhood.info for the final date and time.
Tu-Ha Nguyen July 16, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Great comments. I would like to know about unresolved crime from the past. Murders that are still unsolved in the Shoreline and LFP area.
Tracy Tallman July 16, 2012 at 07:50 PM
What great news that the Cascade Bingo site will be used!
Stefanie Gendreau July 17, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Well, from what I've heard from neighbors, that depends on your proximity to the site.

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