SONG: ‘Welcome to the I-5 East Duwamish Greenbelt’

Jun 3, 2016, 3:53 PM | Updated: 7:46 pm

A Seattle council member wants people to stop calling "The Jungle" by that name. Instead, city offi...

A Seattle council member wants people to stop calling "The Jungle" by that name. Instead, city officials are calling it the "I-5 East Duwamish Greenbelt." (Delusion23, Creative Commons, AP)

(Delusion23, Creative Commons, AP)

“The Jungle” is an area under and around I-5 through south Seattle that has become known as a hotbed of homeless encampments. But one Seattle City Council member recently expresses that locals should stop referring to it as “The Jungle” because of negative connotations.

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Instead, the council refers to the region as the I-5 East Duwamish Greenbelt, and references it as such in legislation.

That poses a problem for shows at KIRO Radio, such as the Ron and Don Show, which have used “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns ‘n’ Roses as a lead in for stories about the area. At least it was a problem until co-worker Aaron Mason went into the studio.

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SONG: ‘Welcome to the I-5 East Duwamish Greenbelt’