Melissa Hellmann

About 80 people gathered on Tuesday afternoon in support of Maru Mora-Villalpando, who entered deportation proceedings earlier this year. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

A Seattle Battle of Deportation Vs. Freedom of Information

While facing deportation, Maru Mora-Villalpando has been denied public ICE documents that could show widespread targeting of immigrant rights organizers.

About 80 people gathered on Tuesday afternoon in support of Maru Mora-Villalpando, who entered deportation proceedings earlier this year. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Most of the tenants at show cause hearings have fallen behind on rent, said Housing Justice Project Managing Attorney Edmund Witter. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

The Last Stop Before Homelessness

How the odds are stacked against low-income tenants in the County’s eviction court system.

Most of the tenants at show cause hearings have fallen behind on rent, said Housing Justice Project Managing Attorney Edmund Witter. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Beth Knowles is the Mayoral Lead for Homelessness and Rough Sleeping at Greater Manchester Mayor’s Office. Photo by Candace Doyal

Beth Knowles Discusses the U.K. Tackling Homelessness Through Art

During her Seattle visit, the head of Manchester’s homelessness task force talked about creative solutions to the global problem.

Beth Knowles is the Mayoral Lead for Homelessness and Rough Sleeping at Greater Manchester Mayor’s Office. Photo by Candace Doyal
The Neighborhood Action Coalition and Transit Riders Union projected its support of the head tax on May 10, 2018. Photo by Jennifer Durham/Flickr

Seattle City Council Passes Reduced Head Tax

The measure decreases the original proposal by 45 percent, leaving some to question if it’ll raise enough to properly address homelessness.

The Neighborhood Action Coalition and Transit Riders Union projected its support of the head tax on May 10, 2018. Photo by Jennifer Durham/Flickr
Participants at the FullConTech on May 8, 2018. Photo courtesy of Tyler Sipe

Finding a Diverse Space for Tech and Public Sectors to Converge

Through conferences and collaboration, Washington Technology Industry Association aims to foster unity and better business practices.

Participants at the FullConTech on May 8, 2018. Photo courtesy of Tyler Sipe
Photo by Miguel Vieira/Flickr

Olympic National Park Goat Management Plan Includes Lethal Removal

Animal rights organizations oppose killing non-relocated goats, but officials say it will be a last resort.

Photo by Miguel Vieira/Flickr
On May 28, Phnom Penh Noodle House will be closing its doors after 30 years of Cambodian cooking. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Phnom Penh Noodle House’s Closure and the Loss of Cultural Flavor

The restaurant’s end may be a loss for Seattle foodies, but it’s devastating for the local Cambodian community.

On May 28, Phnom Penh Noodle House will be closing its doors after 30 years of Cambodian cooking. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson described how his office had sued Trump 19 times this year. Nicole Jennings

AG Ferguson Sues EPA Over Vehicle Emission Standards

Another day, another case against the Trump administration.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson described how his office had sued Trump 19 times this year. Nicole Jennings

May Day Marchers Emphasize Intersectionality

Photographs and stories from a peaceful edition of the annual March for Immigrant and Workers Rights.

Fishing the Duwamish. Photo by Daniel Person

Boeing’s River Blues

Local environmental groups allege that Boeing is violating the Clean Water Act and polluting the Duwamish River.

Fishing the Duwamish. Photo by Daniel Person

New Seasons Market’s Old Baggage

As the Portland grocer expands to Seattle, labor organizers raise concerns about its treatment of workers.

March for Our Lives Seattle founders Emilia Allard (right) and Rhiannon Rasaretnam (left) spoke at the rally on March 24, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Gun Control May Be Headed to the Ballot Box Again

A ballot initiative could restrict semi-automatic weapon sales, including raising the purchase age to 21.

March for Our Lives Seattle founders Emilia Allard (right) and Rhiannon Rasaretnam (left) spoke at the rally on March 24, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
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The Emerald City’s Smoggy Gray

Forest fires, wood smoke, and traffic are making it hard to breathe Seattle’s air.

Photo by SounderBruce/Flickr
David Swaintek stands in front of his junk removal truck. Photo courtesy of Hanna Swaintek/JDog Junk Removal Lake Union

Veteran’s Junk Removal Franchise Strives for Environmental Sustainability

In light of China’s recent recycling regulations, JDog Junk Removal could help reduce the burden on landfills.

David Swaintek stands in front of his junk removal truck. Photo courtesy of Hanna Swaintek/JDog Junk Removal Lake Union
Westin Hotel workers hold up signs in support of housekeepers’ rights. Photo by Hannah Long-Higgins

Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative Still Awaits Full Rollout

Over a year after voter approval, the law’s framework remains unset and open for public suggestion.

Westin Hotel workers hold up signs in support of housekeepers’ rights. Photo by Hannah Long-Higgins
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What’s Next After I-940?

Police reform advocates pivot their focus to officer’s interactions with people in mental health crises.

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Seattle City Council Seeks Ride-Share Data for Possible Regulations

The city digs into the transit issue, Uber rolls out a new insurance plan for its drivers.

Photo by TheTruthAbout/Flickr
Kurt Niklas shows some of the belongings in his Cate Apartments unit operated by the Low Income Housing Institute. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Forfeiting Rights: Mutual Termination Agreements Gone Wrong

Tenants’ rights advocates say landlords are using the contracts to exploit and expel vulnerable residents.

Kurt Niklas shows some of the belongings in his Cate Apartments unit operated by the Low Income Housing Institute. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Former President Bill Clinton will be discussing his first novel in Seattle at the McCaw Hall on June 30. Photo courtesy Ralph Alswang/Flickr

Bill Clinton Plans Seattle Book Tour Stop in June

The former president has co-authored a novel, and tickets for his visit go on sale this Friday.

Former President Bill Clinton will be discussing his first novel in Seattle at the McCaw Hall on June 30. Photo courtesy Ralph Alswang/Flickr
Riders on the 520 Bridge during an Emerald City Ride. Photo courtesy of Cascade Bicycle Club

Cyclists Prepare to Ride Alaskan Way Viaduct

Sunday marks the first car-free bike ride on the viaduct before it’s demolished.

Riders on the 520 Bridge during an Emerald City Ride. Photo courtesy of Cascade Bicycle Club