by Geov Parrish, Op-Ed Columnist
After nine months of meetings, hearings, and headlines, an Employee Hours Tax to help fund affordable housing and homelessness services has finally passed – and raised even more questions for the future. Continue reading What’s Next for Homelessness and the Head Tax?
Holidays can be tough on those without engaged families. How can we best support them?
Mother’s Day is a day that bestows celebration and praise to those who have done so much to earn it, the mothers of this world. That praise and celebration should have space in our mind and time more than once a year. That being said…What happens to those who had abusive, or deadbeat mothers? Is it a privilege to have a mother there that’s worth the praise? Continue reading Never Forget The Motherless
collected by Emerald Staff
Columbia City Post Office Temporarily Relocating
The Columbia City Post Office (3727 S Alaska Street) is temporarily relocating to a new location at 3642 33rd Ave S Suite C2 beginning Saturday, May 19. Retail and post office box services will be available at the new location, while an outgoing mail drop box will still be present at the original location, which is undergoing a remodel. The post office is expected to reopen in its original location sometime this summer. Continue reading News Gleams: Columbia City Post Office Temporarily Relocating, Legacy of Slavery Conversation, and Safe Streets Survey
Friday, May 18th
Community/Culture: CommUnity Cultural Celebration
Details: “CommUnity Cultural Celebration at UCC is a monthly celebration bringing friends, family, and all who love cultural arts together for food, dancing, singing, and connecting! May features a Panamanian night with Panama Folklore! The evening will bring diverse song and dance based on the traditional folklore of Panama, the hearth of the Atlantic and Pacific.” ALL AGES
Time: 8–11 PM
Where: Union Cultural Center—803 S. King St.
Cost: $10 suggested donation
Continue reading THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Panama Folklore, Lusio Lights Fundraiser, Sunday Social Stroll, and more!
words and photos by Susan Fried
On an unusually hot May 14th, the Poor People’s Campaign kicked off 40 days of direct non-violent action in Olympia Washington. The effort is part of a movement in more than 30 other state capitals around the country for “A National Call for Moral Revival.” Continue reading The Poor People’s Campaign Lives
Thousands of Seattle residents live in their vehicles, leading a fragile, dangerous existence on the margins
by Will Sweger
In the concrete wasteland of Seattle’s Sodo industrial district, the only hint of the native Pacific Northwest is in the jungle of trees climbing Beacon Hill to the east and the blue skies hemmed in by clouds above. Continue reading When Home is a Parking Spot
by Erica Barnett
Weeks of tense negotiations, heated yelling sessions, and a high-stakes game of chicken between Seattle’s biggest employer and the city council culminated on Monday afternoon in a unanimous council vote to approve a $275-per-employee “head tax.” But what does the vote mean? Is Amazon’s threat to abandon the city off the table? And where does Seattle go from here? Continue reading Six Things to Consider About the Head Tax