“Road Diet” Meeting Brings Out Wide Range of Opinions on Traffic Safety

by Thomas James

 

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray addresses the crowd at yesterday's road safety meeting.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray addresses the crowd at yesterday’s road safety meeting.

Near the Columbia City light rail station, three men peer under the raised hood of a red Jeep. The Jeep is parked in a driveway in front of a house, tidy but older. At the end of the block, a building is under construction. The men gaze at the unfinished plastic-wrapped shell. The apartments to be loom over the men and the Jeep as people rush passed towards the Rainier Community Center. It’s just after seven and a meeting is about to commence. Continue reading “Road Diet” Meeting Brings Out Wide Range of Opinions on Traffic Safety

15 Under 30: Laura Wright-Landrum “Courage Is Sometimes Showing Up When You Don’t Want To”

(Note: This is the second in our 15 under 30 series, profiling 15 unsung millennials who are catalyst for social change in the greater Seattle region)

by Curran Knox

Laura Wright
Laura Wright-Landrum

I caught up with Laura Wright-Landrum  shortly after she finished up a 3 mile run underneath the bright lights and raindrops of Rainier Beach High School’s track. Continue reading 15 Under 30: Laura Wright-Landrum “Courage Is Sometimes Showing Up When You Don’t Want To”

First Rainier Valley Radio fundraiser to Feature “Roots & Music” Festival at the Historic Rainier Valley Cultural Theater

(This is a sponsored post)

The Rainier Valley “Roots & Music” Festival is the first fundraiser for KVRU 105.7fm aka Rainier Valley Radio.  The event takes place in the Rainier Valley Cultural Theater located at 3515 South Alaska Street, Seattle, Wa 98118.

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Rainier Chamber Presents 23rd Annual Rainier Valley Heritage Parade & Festival August 15th

Kick it old school at the 23rd Annual Rainier Valley Heritage Parade & Festival on August 15th, an inclusive cultural extravaganza celebrating one of the most diverse communities in the country, presented by the Rainier (Valley) Chamber of Commerce. A judged parade with “Heritage” theme kicks off at noon with nearly 60 local entertainment representing over a dozen cultures that call Southeast Seattle home, recognizing that “Seattle Starts Here” as the first stop on the journey for many cultural groups that have helped to build the city.

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Former Gang Members Stand United in Repairing Community

by Marcus Harrison Green

They descended on Fifth Avenue in droves. With the swath of black and brown bodies shoulder-to-shoulder in solidarity, it was hard to imagine a time not so long ago when the wrong look from one of them, the wrong bandanna, or the wrong address was enough to incite an epidemic of violence that left south and central Seattle streets littered with bodies. Continue reading Former Gang Members Stand United in Repairing Community

Op-Ed: HALA Recommendations Don’t Address Seattle’s Affordability Crisis

by Bill Bradburd

On the whole, the HALA Report’s recommendations will not dramatically address the affordability crisis in the near term.  Rather than simply looking for a path to quickly address our affordable housing crisis, the recommendations broaden the scope to include ways of producing as much market-rate housing as possible throughout the city.   Continue reading Op-Ed: HALA Recommendations Don’t Address Seattle’s Affordability Crisis

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