Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign en Lawsuit over Metro bus ad <p></p><p>King County is being <a href="">sued over its refusal to allow a controversial ad on Metro buses.</a> The advertisement, sponsored by the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign, reads: &nbsp;“Israeli War Crimes.Your Tax Dollars at Work.”</p><p>County officials originally agreed to the ad in December, but changed their mind when news of the campaign sparked international criticism and concerns about violence.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 22:54:29 +0000 Paula Wissel 565 at Lawsuit over Metro bus ad King County Executive puts brakes on non-commercial Metro bus advertising <p>King County Executive Dow Constantine says the escalation of global interest in a bus placard critical of Israel introduces significant security concerns and makes Metro buses vulnerable to disruption.&nbsp;</p><p>Because of this, he&rsquo;s <a href="">approved an interim policy</a> that calls for a halt to the acceptance of any new non-commercial advertising on King County buses.</p><p>Metro expects to complete work on a permanent transit ad policy by the end of January.</p> Fri, 24 Dec 2010 01:25:41 +0000 KPLU News Staff 436 at Ads criticizing Israel cause stir over Metro bus policies <p>A sign scheduled to run on Metro buses next week has King County officials debating the limits of free speech in transit advertising.</p><p>The ad features the words, &ldquo;Israeli war crimes your tax dollars at work&rdquo; next to a group of kids staring at a demolished building.</p><p>King County Councilman Peter von Reichbauer called for a re-evaluation of the proposed ads, set to roll out Dec. 27.&nbsp; The date coincides with the two-year anniversary of Israeli military action in Gaza.</p> Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:46:55 +0000 Charla Bear 403 at