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So Much Twinning

by Geov Parrish 

During the roughly 5 minutes that Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell served as Seattle’s temporary mayor last week, he took the opportunity to kick back, enjoy the comfortable chair and the seventh floor city hall view, and sign several executive orders departing from the policies of former Mayor Ed Murray’s administration. None will potentially have more significant long-term importance than his instructions to city staff to bid for Amazon.com, Inc.’s second co-headquarters project. Continue reading So Much Twinning

Reclaiming the Narrative for Tommy Le

by Joe Nguyen

Immediately following the fatal shooting of hopeful high school graduate Tommy Le in June, the King County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release headlined, Deputy Shoots Man Claiming to be the “Creator.” Tommy Le, described the release, “was shot by one Deputy as he advanced on them.” This initial coverage lead us to believe that deputies were forced to shoot an imposing, knife-wielding maniac as he charged them. The release painted a clear picture of mental illness and Tommy Le as a dangerous threat. Continue reading Reclaiming the Narrative for Tommy Le

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

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

Brightening the Grey: Dozer’s Warehouse on Beacon Hill Creates Pop-Up Street Art & Muralist Gallery

words and photos by Alex Garland

Seattle is often called “The Emerald City” due to the ever-shrinking tree canopy that provides us with shade and clean air. Those that call it home, know Seattle by its true color: grey. From the concrete that makes up our buildings and sidewalks to the nine months of cloudy skies, this town can be a gloomy place. Continue reading Brightening the Grey: Dozer’s Warehouse on Beacon Hill Creates Pop-Up Street Art & Muralist Gallery