Chetanya Robinson

Seattle Is Creating a Ton of Low-Income Housing. How Do We Decide Who Gets It?

The wait-lists and lotteries of low-income housing in Seattle.

 

The Duwamish Aren’t Holding Out Hope for Last-Minute Recognition By Obama

The tribe doesn’t envision a repeat of 2001, when Clinton granted, then Bush repealed, recognition within hours. But that doesn’t mean it’s done fighting.

 

Can Turkey Teach Us Something About Democracy?

A Seattle poster exchange with Istanbul looks at which direction each country is going.

 

Former Seattle Police Chief: We Could Become a ‘Sanctuary City’ for Marijuana

Whatever a Trump administration decides to do on pot, Norm Stamper says cities like Seattle will have the power to not devote resources to marijuana.

Did a Divided Left Really Kill Our Nation’s First Carbon Tax?

The results of I-732 point to steep opposition, even from within.

Feeling Gross This Election? Churches Offering Healing Vigils

The election vigils are a first for many churches.

Uber, Google, Want to Help You Vote

Uber riders will get notices reminding them to vote and offering them rides to the nearest ballot drop box.

Ash to Glass: Ballard Studio Turns Cremated Remains Into Art

The artists at Glass Eye Studio find nothing morbid about their glass memorials.

Activists Stage Slow March for Fast Public Internet at City Hall

Kshama Sawant and Rob Johnson are trying to breathe new life into muni-broadband.

Think Clowns Are Creepy? Get Over It and Learn to Love the Art

Doctor Hamsterfuzz explains the power of the art.

You Can Now Order Up Birth Control on Your iPhone. Yay!

A new app seeks to break down barriers to reproductive health.

The Scary Clown Fad Is Killing Fundraising Efforts For Seattle Clown Nonprofit

It’s “like raising funds for axe murderers.”

As Politicians Make Homelessness a Focus, Will the Homeless Get Out and Vote?

“The people who are most impacted by public-policy decisions are often the last ones to know about how to engage in that conversation.”

Ceremony, Protest Mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day

“I walk Indian, I sing Indian, I drum Indian, I tell stories Indian. And now we have a city that celebrates that in all of us.”

A New Gun Control Measure Is Going Before Voters, and the Gun Lobby Seems to Be Holding Fire

While some mental health advocates raise alarms over I-1491, state records show the NRA hasn’t spent a cent on opposing it.