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Brett Hamil on the Seattle District 3 Race: Telephone vs. Megaphone

In this latest video from Seattle comedian Brett Hamil, we take a closer look at how the Seattle City Council District 3 race is starting to take shape:

The city council race for Capitol Hill and the Central District is heating up! We look at Kshama Sawant’s “grandstanding,” Mayor Murray’s “wily” political maneuvering and Pamela Banks’s speed-dial approach to problem solving.

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ROAR: A Farm Stand for the People

by Marilee Jolin

If you happened to be walking up Orcas Avenue on Sunday night you couldn’t have missed the excitement bubbling up from the Hillman City Park and Garden.  A large crowd filled the grassy garden area, spilling out onto the sidewalk here and there.   Adults stood around and talked.  Children chased each other through the vibrant planting beds.  Food was shared and cool beverages were offered.  And laughter filled the air. Continue reading ROAR: A Farm Stand for the People

Changing Perceptions of Our Community Begins From the Inside

by Maia Segura and Daimian Lix

(The following is a transcript of a speech given at the Rainier Chamber of Commerce in recognition of excellence in business and community  practices within the Southeast Seattle area.)

Daimian and myself are truly so honored for the Rainier Chamber of Commerce, 2015 Business of the Year Award.

First I wanted to say that we get a lot of questions about our name: Penniless Projects. No, it does not mean that we work for free, as some of you may have hoped (although, truthfully we end up doing more of that than we let on). Continue reading Changing Perceptions of Our Community Begins From the Inside

West Hill’s Concrete Mountain: Over Three Decades of Suffering Still Not Over for Local Residents

by Brie Ripley

A 30-year battle over the operations of an industrial company in West Hill is supposed to come to a court-ordered end on June 1, but despite environmental and health concerns alongside a bevy of complaints from the community and regulatory agencies, its mountain of concrete waste will continue to grow. Continue reading West Hill’s Concrete Mountain: Over Three Decades of Suffering Still Not Over for Local Residents

The South Seattle Narrative: We Are the Stories We Tell Ourselves

by Dominique Scalia

Dominique addresses the crowd at the Emerald's one-year anniversary party. Photo Credit: Celia Berk
Dominique (Madam President) addresses the crowd at the Emerald’s one-year anniversary party. Photo Credit: Celia Berk

More than a year ago, I sat looking at Marcus Green from behind a beer at Rookie’s in Columbia City, listening to a pitch for what would become the South Seattle Emerald. He had already shown me a little of what he could do when we worked together on another project. But when he asked me to help him start a non-profit publication in South Seattle, I did not understand what it could mean for Marcus Green to truly live his vision of community-based journalism. All I knew was that Marcus was a wonderful writer and a talented and diligent interviewer, and that the people in this community had a story to tell that was not being told by any other publication. That was enough to get us started. Continue reading The South Seattle Narrative: We Are the Stories We Tell Ourselves

South Seattle’s “Hidden Treasure” Unveils Terrace Overlook

by Staff Writer

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A volunteer looks out from Kubota Garden’s new Terrace Overlook. Photo Credit: Michael Oxman

“Seattle’s hidden treasure” may have just gotten a little more valuable as of last week. More than a hundred people, including Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Japanese master mason Suminori Awata flocked to South Seattle’s Kubota Garden last Thursday to celebrate the latest addition to one of the city’s most alluring parks. Continue reading South Seattle’s “Hidden Treasure” Unveils Terrace Overlook