by Ellis Simani
Twenty-four collisions were recorded along Rainier avenue throughout the first month of 2017. This number might seem high at face value, but when you compare it to the 42 collisions that took place on the arterial in January of 2016 and the 62 collisions that occurred during the month in 2015, the statistic begins to look a lot more promising. Continue reading What’s In Store for Rainier Avenue in 2017?
by Sharon H. Chang
BAILEY ADAMS–to my mind–is nothing less than a superstar senior. She is at least the kind of youth who inspires hope for the future (which is a lot). But far more than that she’s the kind of youth it’s cosmic to know exists in today’s tumultuous times: An empowered, no bullshit, young Black woman maneuvering a barricaded world on her own terms, in her own way–before even hitting her third decade of life. Continue reading Emerald Voices: Bailey Adams
by Melia LaCour
On February 19 the nation acknowledged the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order forcing the mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese-Americans. This anniversary sparked memories of our government’s long history of xenophobic-fueled, reflexive acts of violence towards citizens and immigrant communities. 75 years later, we are confronted with another Executive Order.
Continue reading Seattle Public Schools Enact New Protections and Supports for Immigrant and Refugee Students and Families
by Nathalie Graham
An average of five people are kicked out of Seattle Public Libraries (SPL) each day.
About 2,033 patrons are banned from SPL’s 27 locations each year for violating their rules of conduct. This is devastating to the library’s most disenfranchised visitors: the homeless. Continue reading Seattle Public Library Rules A Bane to the Homeless
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As you know, there’s not been much love for media lately. More and more news outlets are closing down or laying off large numbers of staff, while the threat of “fake news” and “alternative facts” loom large on the national and local scene.
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by Kris Kendall
Local news doesn’t stop just because of the near constant stream of attention-grabbing headlines spewing from Washington D.C.
South Seattle, like other parts of this city, is full of neighborhoods in flux as economics and demographics continue to shift. What do the residents of Rainier Beach think of what’s happening here in their own neighborhood? Continue reading People in Your Neighborhood: A Guy Walks into a Bar
by Rosalind Brazil
One Year, One Orbit
Perihelion Brewery, a tiny restaurant and brewery on the corner of 16th and McClellan in South Seattle’s Beacon Hill, is as inviting from the outside as its layers of interest unfold from the inside. Continue reading Beacon Hill Brewery Completes One Circuit Around the Sun