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Editor in Chief of the South Seattle Emerald

Emerald Voices: Camie Goldhammer

by Sharon H. Chang

CAMIE GOLDHAMMER swings open the door to her well-kempt home in Columbia City wearing a big grin–but then quickly apologizes. “Hi welcome come on in! Sorry, just hold on a sec…” She rushes back to the kitchen table to finish booking work travel. Camie is a really busy woman and I’m lucky she has time to meet up. After a couple minutes she closes her laptop, turns a warm expression on me, and prepares to talk about racism, saving Native American babies lives, and vision across generations. Continue reading Emerald Voices: Camie Goldhammer

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #29: Clara Fraser

In honor of Women’s History Month, we present 31 Days of Revolutionary Women; a series of daily essays by local authors documenting, honoring and celebrating powerful women who inspire us in South Seattle and beyond.


by Adrienne Weller

In my mind’s eye, I see Clara Fraser focused on some task: a commanding presence, yet totally at your service—if your goal is to free the wretched of the earth. Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #29: Clara Fraser

Taste Washington’s Creamiest Bite

by Rosalind Brazel

Tucked into a quiet corner in a crowded CenturyLink Events Center at one of the biggest food and wine events of the year is Rusty Federman. He and his team are serving Rusty’s Famous Cheesecake bites to a very discerning audience at Taste Washington. Thousands battled rain and a formidable line at the door to taste the best food bites from the region’s top restaurants and drink endless wine samples from 235 Washington wineries. Continue reading Taste Washington’s Creamiest Bite

Why Columbia City Needed “Name Tag” Days

by Shelley Morrison and Karla Esquivel 

We like to think Columbia City feels like a small town in the midst of a big, growing city. One of the best things about our community is that we know each other, and we don’t want to lose that as we grow. There is something special about going into a neighborhood shop or restaurant and saying “Hi” to an owner or staff person and knowing them by name, and they knowing yours.  There’s a feeling of belonging.   Continue reading Why Columbia City Needed “Name Tag” Days

Seattle, King County Brush Off Sessions’ Pledge to Cut Federal Funds Over ‘Sanctuary’ Policies

by Venice Buhain

(This article was originally published on the Seattle Globalist and has been reprinted with permission)

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Monday told reporters that cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities could lose funding. Continue reading Seattle, King County Brush Off Sessions’ Pledge to Cut Federal Funds Over ‘Sanctuary’ Policies