By Casey Metzger
I sat in the backroom of a business in Southeast Seattle, waiting for Robert to arrive. Known by his friends as “Bobby,” he walked in with a smile on his face and joy in eyes. The smile didn’t hide the tough life he’s had. I couldn’t help but notice his matted-down hair and torn jeans. He carried garbage bags full of his possessions and gave a loud, “Whew!” as he placed them on the counter. Continue reading ANALYSIS: Safety Underground: Waiting for Safe Injection Sites, Users Seek Spaces and Professionals Discreetly
by Villainus (formerly Bypolar)
I have been working security for clubs for the last few years and watched the changes that have happened after multiple crack downs by the liquor control board (LCB). There are many ways I could show that it’s about money and not people by describing how they do not stop violence but instead let it play out and incarcerate the winner and survivor afterwards or how they refuse to help women in distress unless they are obviously attracted to them.
Continue reading OPINION — Pockets Over People: The Problem with the Liquor Control Board
by Leija Farr
According to the city of Seattle, “Over the last 10 years, there have been nearly 3,600 total collisions along Rainier Ave S.” As population grows, safety along Rainier Avenue is becoming more jeopardized. It’s an issue that impacts drivers as well as pedestrians.
Continue reading Rainier Avenue Undergoes Safety Improvements; Some Residents Say It Took Too Long
By Erica C. Barnett
Less than an hour after Mayor Ed Murray wrapped up a press conference to announce new pedestrian-safety improvements along Rainier Avenue South, a collision between a car and a semi shut down the intersection of Rainier and South Alaska St. — an in-your-face reminder that whatever the city has done to calm what is frequently referred to as “the most dangerous street in Seattle”, there’s still plenty of room for improvement. Continue reading Mayor Vows Equitable Upgrades for “Most Dangerous Street in Seattle”
Another day, another dangerous accident on Rainier Avenue South. We’ve run several stories this week about the concerns over safety on Rainier, and it looks like it will be capped off with yet another story of a vehicle crashing into a building. We’re hearing that a car ran right into Rainier Beauty Supplies at Rainier & Orcas: Continue reading Car Crashes Into Beauty Supply Store on Rainier Ave