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“New Youth Jail” Passes After Dozens of Cops Storm Protestors in King County Council Chambers

by Marcus Harrison Green

Yesterday’s King County Council meeting to approve the contract for the building of a new youth detention center turned into a marathon session of civil disobedience. What was intended to be a cut and dry public hearing ended up punctuated by police scuffles and full throated salvos against the county’s proposed plans as protesters refused to allow an end to public testimony until every last voice Continue reading “New Youth Jail” Passes After Dozens of Cops Storm Protestors in King County Council Chambers

Sticky Wicket: Rainier Beach Pot Shop Served Cease and Desist for Operating Illegally

by Robin Boland

South Seattle is a collection of neighborhoods undergoing constant transformation. It is home to families, their businesses and their dreams. It is also, according to weedmaps.com, home to approximately 42 medical marijuana dispensaries. On one side of this conundrum is the community, in need of economic growth and stability. Continue reading Sticky Wicket: Rainier Beach Pot Shop Served Cease and Desist for Operating Illegally

Mayor, Council Celebrate Priority Hire Ordianance

SEATTLE (Jan. 29, 2015) –  In a move seen as a boon for the South End community Mayor Ed Murray, city councilmembers, construction contractors,  and workers today celebrated the signing of Seattle’s new priority hire law that will bring more jobs to disadvantaged communities through City construction projects of $5 million or more.  Continue reading Mayor, Council Celebrate Priority Hire Ordianance

A Call For Peace: Christians March for an End to Violence in the South End

by drea chicas

A large and moving crowd had residents in the South-end asking questions on Saturday morning. Why were folks walking, talking, and singing aloud on a rainy morning? Who were these people holding hands and linking arms along Rainier Ave. South, their children marching beside them? Continue reading A Call For Peace: Christians March for an End to Violence in the South End

In Wake of Attack, Community Rallies Around King Donuts’ Business Owners

by Marcus Harrison Green

The heinous assault and robbery that left the two owners of one of the Rainier Beach area’s most beloved businesses brutally beaten has resulted in an unprecedented outpouring of support from the local community for the two victims and their family. Continue reading In Wake of Attack, Community Rallies Around King Donuts’ Business Owners