Drones on Washington State’s Horizon

by John Stafford

Nationwide, one of the most important public policy issues that will be addressed in the upcoming legislative sessions is unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) regulation.  Within a decade, drones will become a common part of everyday life, with hundreds of different applications in use across the military, government, industrial, commercial and personal sectors.  Indeed, the FAA predicts that as many as 30,000 drones will be operating in U.S. airspace by 2020.  So far, twenty states have enacted some form of drone regulation, and the vast majority of states will consider new or additional regulations in 2015. Continue reading Drones on Washington State’s Horizon

Rainier Beach High School Students “Hunger for Justice”

by drea chicas

Rainier Beach students gather outside the school for a "chalk out." Photo Credit: drea chicas
Rainier Beach students gather outside the school for a “chalk out.” Photo Credit: drea chicas

When 25 Rainier Beach High School (RBHS) students, almost all young women, decided to walk-out on Monday supporting national walk outs in memory of Michael Brown, they made one thing clear: they are speaking up and we must hear them. Continue reading Rainier Beach High School Students “Hunger for Justice”

SEEDArts Presents 6th Annual Wine Tasting Tomorrow

by Staff Writer

SEEDArts celebrates the holidays with a Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on Thursday, Dec 4, 6-8pm at the Columbia City Gallery.

Please join Sommelier Haley Black to learn about the wine traditions, techniques and tales of Italy as you taste six specially selected Italian wines and indulge in authentic Neapolitan cuisine provided by Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria. Local musican Ben Hunter will beguile you while you drink and dine with world and jazz tunes on the violin. Continue reading SEEDArts Presents 6th Annual Wine Tasting Tomorrow

In Wake of Ferguson, Young Leaders Meet in the Southend to Affirm “Black Lives Matter”

by James Williams

“This is what history looks like, as it happens.”  Remarked Amelia Vassar, mother of a 13-year-old black boy who attends Denny Middle School in West Seattle “When change does come, I think it is always people like the young folk in this room who make it happen.”

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Seattle’s Two Ton Elephant

by Marcus Harrison Green

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Demonstrators march down 23rd Avenue. Photo Credit: Celia Berk

A cure for the will to live is what greeted me on the streets of South Seattle Monday night. The mood was like Vatican City moments after they announce the pope died. It was barely an hour after a different announcement. One made by a St. Louis Grand Jury who decided against indicting Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Mike Brown, effectively absolving Wilson of any wrongdoing for fatally shooting the unarmed teenager on August 9th. Continue reading Seattle’s Two Ton Elephant

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