by Lola E Peters
The most difficult part of writing this OpEd is deciding where to focus my anger: the tone-deaf billionaires, and their minions, who are thoughtlessly tearing the fabric of our community, the “news” media that pass off press releases as reporting, or our public officials, who say the right things and then do the exact opposite. Together they create a false narrative that is eroding much of the beauty of our region. Continue reading Opinion: Let Them Eat Gravlax
by Michael Wolfe
Dear Seattle Democrats,
Senator Patty Murray is going to win reelection by a very comfortable margin, so please stop being put out because she allegedly supports both the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Hillary Clinton for president. Continue reading Op-Ed: Dear Seattle Democrats, Time to Get Behind Patty Murray
by Katie Wilson
Last year 138 social service organizations throughout King County distributed over 1.4 million bus tickets to the people they serve: low-income youth, the homeless, the unemployed, refugees, veterans, seniors and people with disabilities living off meager social security payments. Continue reading Op-Ed: Who’s Got a Ticket to Ride?
by Elaine Simons
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is currently debating whether or not to build a $1 million fence around the homeless encampment known as “The Jungle.” Continue reading Fencing “The Jungle”: Keeping Residents In Or Out?
by Tammy Morales
This fall our region’s leaders will be asking us to vote on Sound Transit 3 (ST3), a transportation funding package that expands service through King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. It will cost taxpayers about $27 billion in new taxes, but if the measure passes, it will increase access to affordable housing and job centers throughout the region. More importantly, we have an opportunity to change Sound Transit policies and assure communities that future development happens in an equitable way. Continue reading Sound Transit 3 Must Align Transportation Goals with Equitable Development Goals
Editor’s Note: The following is the transcript of a speech given to City of Seattle employees at the Office of Civil Right’s Race and Social Justice Initiative Summit, on Thursday March 24th.
by Marcus Harrison Green
In preparation for this speech today, as any good journalist would do, I thought I’d solicit a wide array of opinions on our city’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI). I couldn’t think of any place better to pull them from than the people who live in my community of South Seattle. For those who have never, or rarely ever, ventured south of the I-90 corridor, that’s the place that actually harbors all that mythical diversity we trumpet in this city. Continue reading Ending Systemic Racism Can Begin With Seattle
by Lola E Peters
There’s been a lot of chatter on social media about gas-lighting lately. The concept is taken from the 1944 movie, Gaslight, about a woman whose husband slowly manipulates her into believing that she’s going insane. He does this by convincing her, time and again, that events she experiences are just figments of her imagination. He isolates her from friends and family, persuading her that it’s for her own good. She keeps saying that the gaslights in their house are flickering at night. He tells her it’s in her imagination. In fact, he is the one causing the lights to flicker while he is searching for jewels in the attic of that house where he killed the woman’s aunt decades earlier. Continue reading The Gas-Lighting of a Nation