Melissa Hellmann

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Budget Proposal Would Jeopardize Washington’s Food Assistance Program

Policy analysts say Trump’s plan to slash SNAP’s funding would push people further into poverty.

 

2017 People’s Tribunal, organized by Northwest Detention Center Resistance. Photo by Sara Bernard.

Immigrant Rights Community Responds to Allegations Against Seattle ICE Attorney

Activists say that Monday’s charges further vindicate their fight against the organization’s tactics.

 

Seattle school bus drivers ended a nine-day strike that affected more than 12,000 students. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle Schools Still Seeking Future Options After Bus Drivers End Nine-Day Strike

As the yellow bus service resumes, the district continues plans to attract more contractors.

 

Seattle will soon vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions. Photo courtesy of Bob Doran/Flickr

Seattle Moves to Clear Marijuana Misdemeanor Convictions

The mayor and city attorney’s policy change could impact hundreds convicted before weed legalization.

Seattle will soon vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions. Photo courtesy of Bob Doran/Flickr
Mandy Sladky, a registered nurse, answers questions about safe consumption spaces at a public information booth outside of the Capitol Hill light rail station on February 7, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Nurses Push For Progress on Local Safe Consumption Sites

Heathcare workers believe the controversial supervised drug use facilities could save lives.

Mandy Sladky, a registered nurse, answers questions about safe consumption spaces at a public information booth outside of the Capitol Hill light rail station on February 7, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland speaks at a November press conference about a new agreement between the city and Seattle Public Schools. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Parents and Educators Concerned About Seattle Superintendent Search

Many say that the process has been too hasty and lacked enough input.

Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland speaks at a November press conference about a new agreement between the city and Seattle Public Schools. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
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                                 Ha’aheo Auwae-Dekker talks to other members at an NAACP Youth Coalition meeting on January 31.

Seattle High School Students of Color Demand Their Voices Be Heard

The NAACP Youth Coalition want the district to officially acknowledge “that black lives matter.”

Photo by Melissa Hellmann
                                 Ha’aheo Auwae-Dekker talks to other members at an NAACP Youth Coalition meeting on January 31.
Bus driver Chrystale Holiwell pickets outside of the South Park bus lot on Thursday. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle School Bus Drivers Strike for Health Care

For the second time this school year, bus lots host picket lines. This time, there’s no end in sight.

Bus driver Chrystale Holiwell pickets outside of the South Park bus lot on Thursday. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Katrina Johnson, Charleena Lyles’ cousin, supports offering legal assistance to families involved in police shooting deaths. Photo by Sara Bernard

King County Offers Families of Police Shooting Victims Legal Representation

The Council unanimously voted to provide publicly-funded legal counsel during fact-finding hearings.

Katrina Johnson, Charleena Lyles’ cousin, supports offering legal assistance to families involved in police shooting deaths. Photo by Sara Bernard
Scenes from 4Culture’s Creative Justice program, an arts based alternative to incarceration for King County. (Photo courtesy of Creative Justice/Timothy Aguero Photography)

Politics and Art Clash Over 4Culture’s Future

A county ordinance would impose greater oversight on cultural funding agency. But is that necessary?

Scenes from 4Culture’s Creative Justice program, an arts based alternative to incarceration for King County. (Photo courtesy of Creative Justice/Timothy Aguero Photography)
Jagajit Singh Samra and his wife Parwinder in their West Seattle business, A Pizza Mart. Courtesy of Keep Seattle Livable for All

Small Businesses Aren’t Too Sweet on New Beverage Tax

The tax on sugary drinks rolled out on Jan. 1, but not everyone is happy.

Jagajit Singh Samra and his wife Parwinder in their West Seattle business, A Pizza Mart. Courtesy of Keep Seattle Livable for All
The front of the Children and Family Justice Center. (Image courtesy of King County website)

Future Funding Sources for Youth Detention Facility Are Uncertain

If King County loses its Supreme Court appeal, where will money to complete construction come from?

The front of the Children and Family Justice Center. (Image courtesy of King County website)
Katrina Johnson, Charleena Lyles’ cousin, speaks at a press conference for De-Escalate Washington’s I-940 on July 6, 2017. (Photo by Sara Bernard)

The State’s Deadly Force Law for Police Could Soon Change

Initiative 940 received enough signatures to head to the state Legislature or the ballot.

Katrina Johnson, Charleena Lyles’ cousin, speaks at a press conference for De-Escalate Washington’s I-940 on July 6, 2017. (Photo by Sara Bernard)

How a Women’s March Organizer Found Her Voice and Passed the Mic

Immigrant. Mother. Detainee. Activist. Asha Mohamed has found resolve since the first Women’s March.

Photo by Taylor McAvoy

Scenes From Seattle Women’s March 2018

From Cal Anderson Park to Seattle Center, Seattle Weekly captures the demonstration’s atmosphere.

Photo by Taylor McAvoy

Seattle Women’s March 2.0 in Photos

Tens of thousands take to Seattle’s streets to support the #MeToo movement and marginalized communities.

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Foster parents and advocates rallied at the Capitol on Wednesday. Photo by Gary Love

Foster Parents Advocate for Stronger Rights

Advocates hope to revamp the current system to ease the toll on kids and their foster families.

Foster parents and advocates rallied at the Capitol on Wednesday. Photo by Gary Love
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Automatic Voter Registration Could Come to Washington

Democratic legislators are pushing a number of bills to make voting easier.

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Washington Renters’ Protections May Be On the Way

New legislation could make it harder for tenants to be evicted.

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The Post Exchange and Gymnasium building is one of many structures remaining from Fort Lawton’s past. Photo by Wonderlane/Flickr

As Plans for Fort Lawton Move Forward, a New School Appears Less Likely

The former Army base could ease the city’s low-income housing shortage or school overcrowding. It just probably can’t do both.

The Post Exchange and Gymnasium building is one of many structures remaining from Fort Lawton’s past. Photo by Wonderlane/Flickr