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Seattle’s Latin, Brazilian, and Caribbean Festival Benefits Immigrant Rights

by Gus Marshall

Last weekend Columbia City’s Royal Room hosted The Seattle Latin, Brazilian, and Caribbean Festival for the third consecutive year.

Presented by KEXP and Giordano Productions, with financial assistance provided by 4Culture, the three day festival showcased a variety of musical styles and cultural traditions. The festival is an effort to raise funds and awareness for Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, a non-profit organization that provides legal aid for those affected by deportation, displacement and detainment. Continue reading Seattle’s Latin, Brazilian, and Caribbean Festival Benefits Immigrant Rights

PHOTO ESSAY: Othello Block Party Uses Arts, Music, Merchants to Build Connections in South Seattle

by Emerald Staff

The Othello Block Party celebrated arts, culture, music, entrepreneurship, and community Saturday at Othello Station. The event was sponsored by the MLK Business Association, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, South Seattle Emerald, Homesight, OnBoard Othello, UW Commons, Office of Arts & Culture, Assembly 118, and The Grocery, and was coordinated by Cafe Red and Artist Coalition for Equitable Development.

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Cost of Sound Transit’s Light Rail Jumps by $460 Million

by Neal McNamara

(This article originally appeared on Patch.com and has been republished with permission)

The cost of extending light rail service from the Angle Lake station in SeaTac to Federal Way will be about $460 million more than originally expected, according to estimates unveiled at the Sound Transit board meeting Thursday.

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Don’t Displace the South End

by Irene Jagla

The time for grief is over; the time to act is now.

That was the common refrain during Got Green’s Town Hall event, “Don’t Displace the South End.” What began as a campaign to ensure community organizer Esther “Little Dove” John avoided displacement from her longtime residence by a micro-studio development has evolved into a broader effort to stop predatory developments across Seattle’s most vulnerable communities.

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Move Seattle Begins In Beacon Hill With Paved Trail For Students

(This is a public service announcement reprinted as a courtesy to the City of Seattle)

(Jan. 14, 2016) – Thanks to voter-approved funds provided by the Move Seattle levy, today the City of Seattle began construction on its first 2016 Safe Routes to School project at Mercer Middle School. Continue reading Move Seattle Begins In Beacon Hill With Paved Trail For Students