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Editor in Chief of the South Seattle Emerald

News Gleams: Thanksgiving Day Community Potluck, Planet Fitness Coming Mid-December, Town Hall Wants South End Scholar

collected by Antonio Foster 

Thanksgiving Day Potluck in Hillman

Without Turkey Day plans? The Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Avenue South) will be hosting its 4th annual Thanksgiving Day Potluck from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Thursday. The potluck is free to attend, but donations of canned goods are highly encouraged. For additional information contact Annette Jones (email) netj.jcs@gmail.com or  (phone)206.602.8215. Continue reading News Gleams: Thanksgiving Day Community Potluck, Planet Fitness Coming Mid-December, Town Hall Wants South End Scholar

Justice League: Yet Another Superhero Movie

by Gracie Bucklew

[Note: This column contains spoilers for the movie Justice League]

With a whopping $300 million budget and a lengthy comic book history, Justice League comes with high expectations. The team consists of DC Comics heavyweights Wonder Woman, Batman, Flash, Cyborg, Aquaman, and Superman. This movie has many accomplishments and many downfalls. Continue reading Justice League: Yet Another Superhero Movie

2018 Seattle Budget Finalized With Cash for Diversion, Safe Consumption Site Study, and a ‘Progressive Revenue’ Task Force

by Kelsey Hamlin/CapitolHillSeattle.com

After one of the most procedural and contentious budget sessions Seattle’s most recent boom era with heat on homelessness and, recently, mayoral office funds, the Seattle City Council has passed the 2018 budget. Continue reading 2018 Seattle Budget Finalized With Cash for Diversion, Safe Consumption Site Study, and a ‘Progressive Revenue’ Task Force

South End Showcase Offers Glimpse Into the Future of Seattle Hip-Hop

by Chloe Collyer (words and photos)

The clock just hit 7:00pm at Othello’s Café Red. Besides me and a guy in a sweatshirt sitting on a corner couch and epitomizing Seattle laidbackness, the place is completely empty.

The small coffee shop across from the Othello light rail station hosts weekly open mics, a board game night, and hip-hop shows. The latter’s on the docket for this particular Friday night- an album release party for South End rapper Esai -and sweatshirt and I are clearly the first to arrive. Continue reading South End Showcase Offers Glimpse Into the Future of Seattle Hip-Hop

Democracy Vouchers: They Worked, Now Here Are Five Ways To Make Them Better

by Joe Nguyen 

It is common knowledge that money influences politics and there is certainly a correlation between well-funded candidates and their success in winning elections. In fact, this past cycle in Seattle, every candidate who raised more money than their opponent won (1). Yet, despite how much influence money can buy, less than 2 percent of Seattle residents donated to campaigns before the implementation of democracy vouchers. This means a tiny fraction of the voting population possesses an incredible amount of influence over the outcome of local elections. Continue reading Democracy Vouchers: They Worked, Now Here Are Five Ways To Make Them Better