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Emerald In The Rough: Smooth! Southeast Seattle Tool Library’s Grand Opening

By Cindi Laws, Columnist

Residents at the Southeast Seattle Tool Library Grand Opening
Residents at the Southeast Seattle Tool Library Grand Opening. Photo: Cindi Laws

Over 100 people from throughout our region stopped by the new Southeast Seattle Tool Library at its Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, May 16th. Balloons, beverages and bites were no match for the real treats: big tools, power tools, common tools, unusual tools, donated tools, and purchased tools. Continue reading Emerald In The Rough: Smooth! Southeast Seattle Tool Library’s Grand Opening

New County Ordinance a Check on Free Speech?

by Taylor Winkel, Columnist

In March, the Metropolitan King County Council unanimously passed a new ordinance directed towards one specific person. And, it largely went unnoticed by almost everyone.

The ordinance is alters the conduct rules for people wishing to testify during public committee hearings which is an issue because before a new ordinance can be adopted in King County, the council is required by law to hold a public hearing on the issue where citizens can testify.

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For South End Hit-and-Run Victims: Tragedy, Then Limbo

by Tom James

Quianna Holden is the kind of mother we all should have, if ever out of the darkness evil comes to strike us down.

A little less than two years ago, on the way home from a late-night teen basketball program, Quianna’s son Trevon was struck and gravely injured by a hit-and-run driver while in a crosswalk on Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Continue reading For South End Hit-and-Run Victims: Tragedy, Then Limbo