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Sound Transit, politics and Superfund sites

Sound Transit, politics and Superfund sites

Elected leaders and residents want a landfill as the preferred site, and that raises questions.

Sound Transit, politics and Superfund sites
Lessons from our neighbors | Windows and Mirrors

Lessons from our neighbors | Windows and Mirrors

Traveling abroad is an easy reminder to check your ethnocentrism.

Lessons from our neighbors | Windows and Mirrors
All Quiet on the Car Tab Front in the Washington Legislature

All Quiet on the Car Tab Front in the Washington Legislature

Several bills have been introduced, but none made it to a hearing.

All Quiet on the Car Tab Front in the Washington Legislature
Samantha Pak can be reached at spak@soundpublishing.com.

Southeast Asians Are Paying Twice For Their Mistakes

Many are at greater risk of being deported to countries many haven’t been to since they were young - or have never been to at all.

Samantha Pak can be reached at spak@soundpublishing.com.
Students of the TeenTix Press Corps Intensive bring a youthful prospective while taking in Seattle’s arts scene. Photo courtesy TeenTix

TeenTix Fosters the Next Generation of Arts Critics

Youths are engaging in critical arts thinking via the local nonprofit’s Press Corps Intensive.

Students of the TeenTix Press Corps Intensive bring a youthful prospective while taking in Seattle’s arts scene. Photo courtesy TeenTix
Inslee Suggests Old Tax Idea for the New Year

Inslee Suggests Old Tax Idea for the New Year

An old idea for boosting tax receipts is getting revived and repurposed for 2019. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is suggesting a new way of assessing… Continue reading

Inslee Suggests Old Tax Idea for the New Year
Let’s Talk About Race | Windows and Mirrors

Let’s Talk About Race | Windows and Mirrors

The more we talk about it, the more we can prevent incidents from happening.

Let’s Talk About Race | Windows and Mirrors
Tulin Yildiz speaks on the origin and significance of ashure in Turkish culture 
at Turkcha’s event at the Peter Kirk Community Center in Kirkland.                                 Photo courtesy of Dilek Anderson

The sweetness of coming together | Windows and Mirrors

For immigrant women on the Eastside, Turkcha is here to help.

Tulin Yildiz speaks on the origin and significance of ashure in Turkish culture 
at Turkcha’s event at the Peter Kirk Community Center in Kirkland.                                 Photo courtesy of Dilek Anderson
Jerry Cornfield

Even $50 Billion Can’t Pay Washington’s Bills

Fifty billion dollars. It will soon be the subject of many conversations in hallways, hearing rooms, and other Capitol hangouts in Olympia as the amount… Continue reading

Jerry Cornfield
Goodbye, sweet Canadian prince. Photo by hj_west/Flickr
Goodbye, sweet Canadian prince. Photo by hj_west/Flickr
Seattle Jewish Community Also Struggles With Pittsburgh Tragedy

Seattle Jewish Community Also Struggles With Pittsburgh Tragedy

Author’s visit to Seattle offers prescient insight in wake of Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

Seattle Jewish Community Also Struggles With Pittsburgh Tragedy
Washington Lawmakers Could See Hefty Pay Raises

Washington Lawmakers Could See Hefty Pay Raises

Proposal comes from Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials.

Washington Lawmakers Could See Hefty Pay Raises
Even With Postage Paid, Voters Couldn’t Send Ballots on Time

Even With Postage Paid, Voters Couldn’t Send Ballots on Time

While those ballots don’t get counted, taxpayers still must pay the U.S. Postal Service for delivering them.

Even With Postage Paid, Voters Couldn’t Send Ballots on Time
Republicans Get ‘Whupped’ in Primary Election

Republicans Get ‘Whupped’ in Primary Election

The Grand Old Party endured a good old-fashioned butt-whupping on primary night. Now, Republican leaders in the Legislature must come up with a stunning counterpunch… Continue reading

Republicans Get ‘Whupped’ in Primary Election
Activists rally at the I-1639 ballot drop even on July 6. Photo courtesy Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility

Does Washington Need a ‘Surgeon General’s Warning’ for Guns?

Initiative 1639 would require something similar on paperwork for firearms purchases.

Activists rally at the I-1639 ballot drop even on July 6. Photo courtesy Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility
Trump administration tariffs on Canadian newsprint have created additional hardships for newspapers—large and small—and won’t be good in the long run for U.S. paper mills. Photo via Thinkstock.com

Newsprint Tariff Is a Threat to Jobs and Information

The Trump administation’s policy jeopardizes newspapers and mill workers.

Trump administration tariffs on Canadian newsprint have created additional hardships for newspapers—large and small—and won’t be good in the long run for U.S. paper mills. Photo via Thinkstock.com
Social Justice vs. the NFL

Social Justice vs. the NFL

The league’s continued crack down on protests during the national anthem has left some questioning their fandom.

Social Justice vs. the NFL
Photo by Matt Phelps

President, Governor or Retirement—Only Inslee Knows His Plan

What we do know is that he’s off to Iowa in June to deliver the keynote address at a party fundraiser.

Photo by Matt Phelps
Aaron Dixon. Photo by Susan Fried

The Black Panthers’ Revolution Never Ends

As the Seattle Black Panther Party marks its 50th anniversary, its disruptive force lives on.

Aaron Dixon. Photo by Susan Fried
No New Youth Jail protestors block traffic on 5th Avenue on March 12. Photo by DJ Martinez

A New Youth Jail Would Be a Public Health Problem

King County claims a new youth jail would improve public health. Experts in the field strongly disagree.

No New Youth Jail protestors block traffic on 5th Avenue on March 12. Photo by DJ Martinez