Seattle Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Raises Funds for Men’s Health

by Will Sweger

Sunday morning, hundreds of motorcyclists, bedecked in their dapper finest, will ride across the city on classic motorcycles and scooters. They’ll be part of a world-wide charity effort called the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride which raises money for prostate cancer research and men’s suicide-prevention services. Continue reading Seattle Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Raises Funds for Men’s Health

POC Professionals Greet Students With High 5s, Positivity at Annual Event

by Sharon H Chang

At Leschi Elementary on Friday morning the air was cool but the sun was shining bright and crisp. Here and there “Leschi [heart] Black Lives” t-shirts moved down sidewalks and across the schoolyard. Under a blue sky that stretched over Seattle, students, staff and faculty lined up for bell time with more anticipation than usual. Continue reading POC Professionals Greet Students With High 5s, Positivity at Annual Event

News Gleams: Constantine Wants Changes for Metro, and Rainier Beach Revitalization Group Awarded Equity Grant

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Constantine Proposes Making Metro its Own County Department

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a plan on Tuesday to begin transforming King County Metro into its own department within County government by early 2019. The proposal will go to the County Council next year for a vote.  Continue reading News Gleams: Constantine Wants Changes for Metro, and Rainier Beach Revitalization Group Awarded Equity Grant

Housing for All Arguments Overshadowed by City Council Votes

by Will Sweger

Monday’s Seattle City Council meeting met with fanfare that’s become commonplace in a season of major announcements in the political scene: socialist activists crowding the council chamber, sweeping platitudes from councilmembers and a press corps snapping pictures and hammering away at tweets. Continue reading Housing for All Arguments Overshadowed by City Council Votes

We Can’t Let Our Democracy Be Taken Away During The City Council Selection Process  

by Dae Shik Kim Hawkins Jr.

Seattle has had three Mayors in less than a week. By December, Seattle will have had at least four mayors in 2017 alone. Ever since the long-overdue resignation of former mayor Ed Murray, city council (a handful of whom supported Murray until the bitter end, including current interim Mayor Tim Burgess) have been playing musical chairs with their seats while trying to figure out how to rearrange power structures in place. Continue reading We Can’t Let Our Democracy Be Taken Away During The City Council Selection Process  

Supporters Stand for Sitting Bennett

by Marcus Harrison Green 

Hundreds stood because one man sat.

Supporters of Seahawks Defensive End Michael Bennett rallied in front of Union Station before Sunday’s game against the 49ers, expressing solidarity with the athlete as he continues protesting against systemic racism and police brutality by sitting out the national anthem. Continue reading Supporters Stand for Sitting Bennett

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