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Sunday Stew: Folks of Great Fortune

by Lavon Ford

 

For me this life is not a game, it can be dangerous,  it can be special, and it can be absolutely wonderful; but it is a collision course controlled it seems by the
evil powers that be in total control, a token I think
to want to destroy people like me, my family, and society as a whole. Continue reading Sunday Stew: Folks of Great Fortune

Humor Sauce: New Year’s Resolutions

by Mike Primavera

New Year’s Resolutions are tough to keep. The trick is to not be so specific. Instead of saying you want to lose 20lbs or quit smoking crack, set realistic goals for yourself. Do the little things that will make you a better person. Here are some areas we can all relate to and work on together. Continue reading Humor Sauce: New Year’s Resolutions

Dissecting the Governor’s Budget Proposal

by Marilyn Watkins

Last week, while most of us were madly preparing for the holidays, Governor Inslee proposed a Washington state budget for the next two years. Adopting a budget will be the main task of our legislature when it convenes the second week of January. Inslee’s first draft devotes new resources to education and transportation, takes small steps at modernizing our outmoded and regressive tax structure, and takes a swipe at climate change. Continue reading Dissecting the Governor’s Budget Proposal

City Announces $8.5 million for Affordable Housing in South End

by Marcus Harrison Green

SEATTLE (Dec. 15, 2014) – In what is being billed as a victory for affordable housing advocates, today Mayor Ed Murray announced $22 million for the development and preservation of affordable dwelling space in Seattle. Continue reading City Announces $8.5 million for Affordable Housing in South End

PCC Sells Seward Park Property to Ron Sher of Third Place Books

(Seattle, Wash) – PCC Natural Markets (PCC), the nation’s largest natural foods retail cooperative, has announced the sale of the building and property currently occupied by its Seward Park store to Ron Sher of Third Place Books. The sale precedes PCC’s move from the property to a larger site in the nearby Columbia City neighborhood in summer 2015. Continue reading PCC Sells Seward Park Property to Ron Sher of Third Place Books

“Youth Jail” Opposition to County: “Stop Ignoring Communities of Color”

by Marcus Harrison Green

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in our series examining the impact of King County’s proposed new youth detention center on the South Seattle community. The first one can be read here.

As Seattle’s streets continue to crackle with protests proclaiming “Black Lives Matter,” uproar has been rekindled surrounding King County’s plan to build a new youth detention center that critics say will further discount those same lives. Continue reading “Youth Jail” Opposition to County: “Stop Ignoring Communities of Color”

Drones on Washington State’s Horizon

by John Stafford

Nationwide, one of the most important public policy issues that will be addressed in the upcoming legislative sessions is unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) regulation.  Within a decade, drones will become a common part of everyday life, with hundreds of different applications in use across the military, government, industrial, commercial and personal sectors.  Indeed, the FAA predicts that as many as 30,000 drones will be operating in U.S. airspace by 2020.  So far, twenty states have enacted some form of drone regulation, and the vast majority of states will consider new or additional regulations in 2015. Continue reading Drones on Washington State’s Horizon