public health

Members of the Tlingit and Haida Washington Chapter held a meeting between the Washington State Patrol and urban indigenous organizations on December 21, 2018 at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Urban Indigenous Communities Push for Action to Address Violence Against Women

A new law seeks to strength data collection on missing and murdered indigenous women.

 

VashonBePrepared President Vicky de Monterey Richoux keeps several bins with supplies in the back of her car. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Vashon Island Seen as National Model for Disaster Readiness

The small island community relies on local volunteers and individual awareness to prepare for a major earthquake.

 

Defense Distributed’s 3D printed gun, The Liberator. Photo by Vvzvlad/Wikimedia Commons

Washington Leads Legal Challenge Banning Access to 3D Printed Guns

The AG’s office plans to file a lawsuit blocking a website from disseminating digital firearm files.

 

Green Lake wading pool. Photo courtesy Seattle Parks/Flickr

How to Beat Seattle’s Summer Heat

With increased temperatures, the City has options to stay cool.

Green Lake wading pool. Photo courtesy Seattle Parks/Flickr
Hidden River Farms is 100 acres of farmland in Grays Harbor County. Photo by Lucia Wyss

Sowing the Seeds of Mental Health

Suicide is an epidemic amongst agricultural workers, but young farmers and state legislators are working to find solutions.

Hidden River Farms is 100 acres of farmland in Grays Harbor County. Photo by Lucia Wyss
Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván’s courtroom just after hearing arguments on the I-27 lawsuit on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. From left to right: Mark Cooke of the ACLU-WA; State Rep. Drew Stokesbary, serving as counsel to the defendants; Bothell City Council member and I-27 organizer Joshua Freed; Jeff Slayton, counsel from the Seattle City Attorney’s Office; court staff; and the brown-coated shoulder of Dr. Bob Wood, former director of the HIV/AIDS Program at Public Health Seattle/King County. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Judge Blocks I-27, Saves Supervised Consumption Sites

The ballot initiative would have prohibited supervised consumption sites (CHELs) throughout King County.

Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván’s courtroom just after hearing arguments on the I-27 lawsuit on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. From left to right: Mark Cooke of the ACLU-WA; State Rep. Drew Stokesbary, serving as counsel to the defendants; Bothell City Council member and I-27 organizer Joshua Freed; Jeff Slayton, counsel from the Seattle City Attorney’s Office; court staff; and the brown-coated shoulder of Dr. Bob Wood, former director of the HIV/AIDS Program at Public Health Seattle/King County. Photo by Casey Jaywork

County Council Floats Ballot Alternative to Allow Pilot Supervised Consumption Sites

If passed, the alternative will go on the February ballot opposite a proposal to ban CHELs in King County.