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Yesler Terrace Demolition a Sad End To City’s Legacy of Public Housing

by John V Fox and Carolee Colter (Reprinted with permission from March Edition of Pacific Publishing Newspapers)

If you haven’t driven by Yesler Terrace lately, you should. Nearly $300 million of your tax dollars are being invested in a complete makeover of this 28-acre, 560-unit public housing project owned by Seattle Housing Authority (SHA). Continue reading Yesler Terrace Demolition a Sad End To City’s Legacy of Public Housing

King County Announces Measures to Attack Racial Disparity in Juvenile Justice System


King County Executive Dow Constantine and Superior Court Presiding Judge Susan Craighead were joined by Metropolitan King County Councilmembers Larry Gossett, Joe McDermott and Dave Upthegrove today to announce new measures to further reduce both the county’s youth detention population and the unacceptable racial disparities growing within it. Continue reading King County Announces Measures to Attack Racial Disparity in Juvenile Justice System

Visit to State Capitol Inspires Rainier Beach Teen to Transform His Community

by Chris Huber (Originally published in World Vision magazine, reprinted with permission)

Alrick Hollingsworth quietly slipped out of a conference room and into a marble-tiled hallway in the Washington state Capitol. He wanted a jump on the crowd of more than 100 students to have a word with Gov. Jay Inslee, whom he had waited all weekend to meet.

Alrick, 16, didn’t quite know what he was going to say, and it didn’t matter so much as he was putting himself out there, making connections, and speaking up for the needs of his South Seattle community and a homeless man who changed his life.

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A Woman’s Work is Never Done: A New Economic Agenda

by Marilyn Watkins

Women’s work is central to our economy. Most households couldn’t make ends meet without women’s income. Yet, women make less than men across every occupation. Because employers find ways to pay women less, families struggle to pay their bills, and can’t save for education or retirement. Continue reading A Woman’s Work is Never Done: A New Economic Agenda