From being called a sheepdog for who would funnel leftist Democrats back to Hillary Clinton should he not get the Democratic nomination, to the threat of losing the support of Seattle Councilmember, and socialist, Kshama Sawant for choosing to run as a Democratic candidate, Sanders has his campaign-trail work cut out for him as he visits Seattle and Portland this weekend.
by Anne Althauser
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I came home from work last Monday night to find my apartment broken into and all my electronics stolen. While the first thoughts flooding into my mind were of the irreplaceable items I had on my laptop, which I will likely never get back, my next thought was that I could not possibly afford to move. In the midst of this moment of violation that notion soon monopolized my thoughts. Continue reading Rent Control and Its Discontents: Dissecting the Rent Control Debate→
The eruption of jubilation from marriage equality advocates across the country upon Friday’s announcement of the Supreme Court ruling same-sex marriage constitutional, making its practice legal in all 50 states for the first time in American history, still has yet to subside for many. Five Seattleites belonging to the LGBTQ community, and having connections to the South End, were gracious enough to respond to our request for reactions and reflections on what the decision means to them. We found that even though Washington state’s legalization of gender-neutral marriage preceded that of the nation’s by over two years, the impact of the court’s decision was no less stirring:Continue reading Prideful Reflections on Marriage Equality→
Father’s Day generates less sentimental gushing than Mother’s Day. But as this Father’s Day approaches, I’m reminded that just as struggling moms need fair pay and paid family leave a lot more than flowers, fathers need these policies, too –more than a new tie or camping toaster. Continue reading A Long Overdue (Economic) Gift for Our Fathers→
After Seattle’s City Council announced 8 finalists to fill the vacant position 9 council seat vacated by former councilmember Sally Clark earlier this week, the Emerald sent interview request to those finalists living within the South Seattle area. The City Council will be convening a special hearing at 4:00pm today to hear presentations from finalists and receive comments from the public. They will then appoint a replacement for the position at Monday’s City Council meeting, which will take place at 2:00pm.