It felt warm for January in Seattle. People were marveling at it, even joking about it, but at 4 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, it didn’t much matter. The fact that Seattle’s clime felt unusually moderate was likely cold comfort for the man wrapped in blankets sleeping underneath Interstate 5.
He wasn’t trying to hide, but it was still hard to see him in the dim light. Michael George, a candidate running to replace Councilmember Sally Bagshaw in District 7, noted his presence on a form attached to a clipboard.