free speech en Court Considers Controversial Northwest Bus Ad SPOKANE, Wash. - The question of how free speech applies to the side of buses is before a panel of federal judges. Members of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Wednesday in a special meeting in Spokane. The case stems from a controversial ad on Seattle buses but has implications for transit systems around the Northwest.<p>A group called the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign bought the ad in 2010. It shows children standing next to the rubble of a destroyed building. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:47:27 +0000 6598 at Court Considers Controversial Northwest 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