by Lizz Giordano
For Kris Colcock, a 20-minute appointment may take all day to complete — and several buses. Colcock, who is blind and lives on Bainbridge Island, relies mainly on public transportation to get around.
Continue reading A ‘Week Without Driving’ Is a Year-Round Experience for Some King County Residents
by Erica C. Barnett
(This article originally appeared on PubliCola and has been reprinted under an agreement.)
Mayor Bruce Harrell’s first budget proposal would use JumpStart payroll tax revenues to shore up spending for non-JumpStart programs, move the City’s parking enforcement officers back into the Seattle Police Department (SPD) from the Department of Transportation (SDOT), and provide pay increases to homeless service providers well below the rate of inflation.
Continue reading Harrell’s Budget Would Move Parking Enforcement Back to SPD and Use JumpStart to Backfill Budget
by Justin Carder
(This article originally appeared on the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog and has been reprinted under an agreement.)
A family of Washington pot shops now spans from the banks of the Columbia to the Central District. Forbidden Cannabis Club opens Friday on East Union.
Continue reading Forbidden Cannabis Joins Central District as Industry Equity Efforts Continue
Dirt itself may stretch young minds
by Sally James
Children at the Tiny Tots Development Center preschool in South Seattle’s Othello neighborhood have some new ways of learning after the center created a “nature” playground designed to stretch their imaginations. The center was dedicated Sept. 8.
Continue reading Othello Child-Care Center Invests in ‘Nature’ Playground
by Ronnie Estoque
Byrd Barr Place has served the Central District community since the 1960s. The organization’s recent renovation of the historical building Firehouse No. 23 at 722 18th Ave is allowing them to return to the space with increased programming capacity, which includes food and energy and housing assistance as well as financial tools to more than 1,100 households every week.
Continue reading The Central District’s Byrd Barr Place Expands Programming in a Renovated Historic Space
by Guy Oron
(This article was originally published on Real Change News and has been reprinted under an agreement.)
For Carolyn E. Bick, journalism must be confrontational and challenge the status quo, even if that risks losing access to powerful people and institutions.
Continue reading Editorial Excellence Award Winner Carolyn E. Bick Reveals Truth Behind Police Narratives