by Alvin L.A. Horn
He ran into kitchen.
“Slow down Sugar Baby,” his grandmother said.
He reached into the cookie jar, and filled his mouth with her homemade treats. He also watched his grandmother sit at the kitchen table, with a small vile of a clear liquid.
Continue reading Sunday Stew: All Sugar Ain’t Always Sweet, Until There Is No More
This post is published as a courtesy to Seattle’s Office of the Mayor.
SEATTLE ( March 4, 2015) – Today Mayor Ed Murray joined neighborhood business district leaders and local business owners in South Seattle’s Othello business district to announce a $1.8 million investment in 21 neighborhoods (8 belonging to South Seattle) as part of the initiative. Only in Seattle Continue reading Mayor announces $1.8 million for neighborhood business districts
by John Stafford
OBSERVATIONS ON THE 2015 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
The first seven weeks of the 15 week legislative session have been completed, and the first major deadline – the cutoff date for passing bills out of committee — has passed.
Continue reading So Far, So (Somewhat) Good: What The Legislative Session’s First Weeks Mean For You
by Larry Crist
This Kind of Work
leaves the hands hard
the mind soft
day after day
Continue reading Sunday Stew: Blue Collar Review
Photo Courtesy King County Fire District # 20
Hero is probably the most taxed word in the English language. Plastered on everyone from talentless reality television mavens to recalcitrant multimillionaire running backs it remains a minor miracle when it finds itself attached to a worthy party. No Skyway-area resident would challenge its precision when used in describing their beloved fire chief of the past two years; the soon to be departed Mark Chubb.
Continue reading Skyway Community Bids a Fond Farewell to Beloved Fire Chief
by Gregory Davis
I was invited to attend the White House My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Summit as a community representative by the City of Seattle. A prestigious opportunity for sure; my mother, wife and co-workers were excited, I suppose that’s all that matters really, in fact I was the one filled with skepticism.
Continue reading From The White House to South Seattle: My Brother’s Keeper
by Phyllis Porter
“I have never been so scared and alone”. True words of another South End citizen fallen victim to the streets of Rainier Avenue.
Continue reading The Porter: The Lucky One (Surviving Rainier Avenue)