Category Archives: Community

Othello-Bration Provides Summer Kick-Off

by Carolyn Bick

Tony To wants to help breathe life back into the Othello neighborhood. But to do that, he said, the area needs to attract more people with money to spend.

“We are trying to help our existing businesses to be able to compete and stay in this neighborhood. There’s a lot of good, successful businesses that … went through hell to stay in this community, through the Light Rail construction, and [Great Recession], and everything else, and we want to be able to help them to really do better,” To said. Continue reading Othello-Bration Provides Summer Kick-Off

News Gleams: Harrell Introduces Head Tax Repeal, and Garden House Up For Sale

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Harrell Introduces Head Tax Repeal

As first reported in the Stranger, Seattle City Council President and District 2 (South) representative Bruce Harrell introduced an ordinance on Monday to repeal the city’s employee hours tax to fund affordable housing and homelessness services. Continue reading News Gleams: Harrell Introduces Head Tax Repeal, and Garden House Up For Sale

“Love Makes A Family” Ice Cream Social Celebrates LGBTQ+ Families

by Carolyn Bick

One day, Marian Fink hopes there won’t be a need for special events to teach children that families aren’t just made up of a man and a woman. In the meantime, though, “it’s important to know that we value everyone, and everyone matters, in our community.”

Fink is the technology specialist at Graham Hill Elementary School in Seattle. While she came out to her family when she was 21 years old, and her colleagues know she has a wife, she said she didn’t realize how important it was to talk with her students about being queer, until she was pregnant with her first child. Continue reading “Love Makes A Family” Ice Cream Social Celebrates LGBTQ+ Families