by Barb Biondo
The Rainier Beach neighborhood is about to get some love – the kind of love that only someone who knows your charms, your quirks, and your shortcomings, can give. Continue reading Community Love Provides “Safe Passage” to Rainier Beach
by Robin Boland
Drag self out of warm bed on a rainy Saturday morning at the behest of the Emerald editor.
Attend a Town Hall meeting held by the representatives of the 37th District.
Avoid donuts being offered. Continue reading South End Community Make Their Voices Heard at 37th District Town Hall
by Jennifer Cox
In around six months, I will turn 40. Getting older has never bothered me because, consider the alternative. I have, however, felt as though maybe I haven’t accomplished as much as should have before entering my fourth decade. I haven’t been married, I don’t have any human children, and I don’t own a house. Continue reading How to Turn 40
by Larry Crist
Defeat lives in his eyes
he himself drew
mad, north by north-west
neither hawk nor handsaw Continue reading Sunday Stew: Clover
by Katy Wong
Liz Davis dropped from 400 pounds to 200 pounds in 12 years , but this is not just a story about weight loss. It is a story about a woman who went from homelessness, to addiction, to abuse, to finding her true self, and fulfillment in her life. Continue reading Escaping From Addiction: Liz Davis, South Seattle’s “Biggest Loser”
Originally published by the Seattle Times
by Mike Lindblom
The city’s patience ran out last August, after a car slammed into the Carol Cobb Salon on Seattle’s busy Rainier Avenue South, pinning a family of three to the wall. Continue reading Rainier Avenue is Going on a Diet
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 Only in Seattle initiative. 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