Perspective: What Wasn’t in the Mayor’s Budget Proposal

by Jerrell Davis

“Why did I get invited? Who didn’t get invited? Why can’t they come in? What’s the point of all this?!”

These were questions going through my mind as I walked into the crowded Bertha Knight Landes Room at City Hall on Monday for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s highly-anticipated annual budget speech. [FYI – Bertha Knight Landes was the first and only woman to serve as Seattle’s mayor, 1926] Continue reading Perspective: What Wasn’t in the Mayor’s Budget Proposal

The Good, The Bad, The Facepalming From the Presidential Debate

by Kelsey Hamlin

Our Kelsey Hamlin, live-tweeted the first presidential debate Monday night between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton through our publication’s Twitter handle. She watched the live-feed online and scanned the best commentary streamed before and after the debate. Additionally she did some on the fly fact-checking. Here’s a recap if you missed out: Continue reading The Good, The Bad, The Facepalming From the Presidential Debate

Money Moves: I Don’t Want Student Debt to Hinder My Marriage

by Roderick Givens

Q: I’m engaged to someone who I love very much, however, he recently revealed to me that he had a substantial amount of student debt that he’s fallen delinquent on. I realize that when we get married I’ll be on the hook for much of it as well. It’s not going to keep me from marrying him, but how can we be smart about coming up with a plan to make sure he pays it off on time? That’s not an easy conversation.

A: Congrats on your upcoming nuptials.  The reality is that many couples struggle with conversations around money and “money talks” are a top contributor to couple disagreement, especially in early years. Continue reading Money Moves: I Don’t Want Student Debt to Hinder My Marriage

Justin Bua Brings His “Art For the People, By The People, Of the People”Tour to Beacon Hill

by Marcus Harrison Green

When you know you’re about to meet the equivalent of Jesus with a paint brush, you assume the sky above ruptures open and a luminous glow outlines his frame the second your feet occupy the same room as him. Continue reading Justin Bua Brings His “Art For the People, By The People, Of the People”Tour to Beacon Hill

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