by Mary Hubert
King County Metro has proposed an income-based fare program that would enable King County residents to pay transit cost on a sliding scale.
This plan responds to increasing concern over the escalating costs of metro fares, which currently exceed those of many other major cities. Although Metro recently rolled out its ORCA LIFT program, which allows qualifying participants to pay $1.50 per ride, the growing number of transit users who either cannot afford this rate or otherwise remain unassisted has prompted further strategizing.
Continue reading Income-Based Fare Program Offers Hope, But Some Say Metro Still Needs to Close the Gaps
by Melia LaCour
On February 19 the nation acknowledged the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order forcing the mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese-Americans. This anniversary sparked memories of our government’s long history of xenophobic-fueled, reflexive acts of violence towards citizens and immigrant communities. 75 years later, we are confronted with another Executive Order.
Continue reading Seattle Public Schools Enact New Protections and Supports for Immigrant and Refugee Students and Families