Dissecting the Governor’s Budget Proposal

by Marilyn Watkins

Last week, while most of us were madly preparing for the holidays, Governor Inslee proposed a Washington state budget for the next two years. Adopting a budget will be the main task of our legislature when it convenes the second week of January. Inslee’s first draft devotes new resources to education and transportation, takes small steps at modernizing our outmoded and regressive tax structure, and takes a swipe at climate change. Continue reading Dissecting the Governor’s Budget Proposal

The Beachcomber: Where Everyone (In Skyway) Knows Your Name

by Marcus Harrison Green

Anyone walking through the doors of the Beachcomber Bar & Grill in Skyway might be overwhelmed by its apparent “ordinariness” – especially if one is prone to a fetish for the hip and trendy that is standard for any bar or lounge that graces Belltown or Capitol Hill. Continue reading The Beachcomber: Where Everyone (In Skyway) Knows Your Name

This Weekend In South Seattle: Discover There’s Nothing Like Chocolate and Have a “Charlie Brown” Christmas

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Collected by Michael Alexander

Friday, December 19th

Movies: Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies Presents: Nothing Like Chocolate Details:Nothing Like Chocolate is a documentary that brings together the themes we’ve explored since June; the environment. fair trade, fair wages, dignity of all work. Follow the efforts of a young man to produce slave free, locally sourced, organic, cooperatively produced, bean-to-bar chocolate from a small solar powered factory on the island of Grenada. Winner of many festival awards, a film with heart. This is our season finale, we’ll have some delicious door prizes. -Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm- Where: The Garden House 2336 15th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144  – More Info: http://www.beacon-arts.org Continue reading This Weekend In South Seattle: Discover There’s Nothing Like Chocolate and Have a “Charlie Brown” Christmas

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