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Streaming to stay sane

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:56
Almost all King County events are canceled, so we’re listing streaming events for optimal physical distancing August 3–7 Watercolor Techniques: Virtual Camp for Kids Crimson Canvas Art Classes: online; 2–3:30 p.m., $99, ages 7–10 tinyurl.com/y5vnhg2z Summer camps are coming straight to you this year. The Watercolor Techniques virtual camp will teach young people...

Law of Occam’s razor says Homeland Security’s Wolf is lying

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:54
President Trump wants to send federal officers to more cities besides Portland, now that he’s found out how much it stirs them up. He named Chicago, Kansas City and Albuquerque a couple of days ago. That got me to thinking about Seattle’s first name, New...

Oxidation story

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:52
Eliese Colette Goldbach’s memoir is set in the belly of a steel foundry In 2016, Eliese Goldbach, a millennial with a degree in English, is working as a house painter. She visits an old friend in Washington, D.C. They hang out with a couple of lawyers, who make fun of her being from Cleveland. “What does Cleveland produce,...

You have the right to remain silenced

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:47
We gathered stories of journalists working for the Emerald, The Stranger and The Independent during the pandemic summer’s antiracist protests. Joining forces Emerald and Real Change re-up working together By Marcus Harrison Green and Lee Nacozy Reporting from protests is an exciting prospect in the newsroom, but feels like a questionable choice once you’re out there. Journalists are increasingly...

In step with the Oromo of Ethiopia

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 09:57
Members of the Ethiopian Oromo community in Seattle march on Yesler Way toward downtown July 24 in support of Black Lives Matter and solidarity against human rights violations in Ethiopia. Oromo people have been oppressed in their native land for...

Weekend weary

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 09:31
Weekend protests turned violent on July 25 and 26 as demonstrators clashed with police on Seattle streets in what police would dub a riot. The Seattle Police Department (SPD) reported in the afternoon of July 26 that 57 officers had been injured and 47...

After years of pushing, County backtracks on jails

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 09:29
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced his intent to close the county’s adult and youth detention facilities, a win for community advocates who have been fighting the carceral system and pushing for alternatives to incarceration. The county reduced...

Vendor profile: Sabina Lopez

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 12:22
Sabina is beaming. It’s easy to tell that her broad, cheerful smile is hiding behind her mask. I ask her how she’s doing, and she doesn’t hesitate: “Great!” Today, Sabina’s wearing a flowing, long, floral dress and she carries her chair and papers in a...

Streaming to stay sane

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 12:05
Almost all King County events are canceled, so we’re listing streaming events for optimal physical distancing July 27 Fairytale STEM Challenge Sammamish Library: Facebook Live; 10–10:30 a.m., free, ages 5-7 tinyurl.com/y54wqfxu Fairytales can get a bit boring: always the same predictable happy ending. But what if there was a twist? Join Miss Sara from the Sammamish...

Reflections on pandemics and mental health

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 12:02
Here we are, four months since writing my first column on the intersection of race and the pandemic through a local lens. I reread my first two columns and my heart sank upon realizing how little things have changed. In fact, I’d argue that conditions have...

Occupants are kicked to the floor as fear walks in and takes the best seat

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 12:00
It’s nice to be able to share my fears with friends like you. It would be horrible if I had to just bottle up my fear, for example, of being in a mega-earthquake, trapped under a fallen beam and waiting in vain for help to come, with nothing to eat but the...

Endless summer

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 11:47
Journalist, filmmaker Alex Kotlowitz tries to make sense of Chicago’s gun violence “An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago” came out a year before the widespread invigoration of the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of George Floyd’s hideous murder. But Alex Kotlowitz — a white journalist — reported accounts of mayhem...

The wisdom of prevention

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 11:41
Traditional and natural healing systems have knowledge to boost immunity and empower wellness  Through every winter, my mother reminds me to drink warm water, yellowed with turmeric, infused with ginger. While it was forced on me as a child, it has become a habit. When COVID broke out in Washington state in February, my mother reminded me again to...

South Seattle shop denied CARES loan fosters anti-stress expertise

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 11:31
The line to enter the Columbia City Farmers Market stretched down 35th Avenue South, curving down Ferdinand Street, shoppers standing the designated 6 feet apart in the shade of the trees of the shuttered Interagency Academy. Vendors stacked fresh...

Protesters define demands as City Council struggles to reform Seattle Police Dept.

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 11:28
When protesters took over a section of Capitol Hill later called the CHOP, or Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, they had demands. An amorphous accumulation of people with different experiences, backgrounds and goals, not all of those demands were considered “...

Primary objective

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 11:24
Local elections offices began mailing ballots to Washington voters in mid-July for the Aug. 4 primary, and while some state systems are creaking under the weight of increased absentee ballots, King County officials say that their advice to make sure your...

We’re just one election away from the gloves coming off for good

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 11:21
Since Department of Homeland Security (DHS) troops showed up uninvited to target leftists in Portland, the other f-word has been widely invoked and rightly so. When the military starts abducting protesters off the street in unmarked vans, we’ve left Kansas...

More than 500 COVID-19 response funds have been established. Where is the money going?

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 11:19
When COVID-19 began devastating communities earlier this year, hundreds of community-based and social justice organizations set up funds to address its devastating impact. The funds focus on a wide range of issues, from helping small businesses stay afloat...

Streaming to stay sane

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 11:15
Almost all King County events are canceled, so we’re listing streaming events for optimal physical distancing Ongoing Summer Youth Programs with MoPOP Museum of Pop Culture: online events; varied times based on program, tuition starting at $175, recommended for youth tinyurl.com/y9ox8m3u MoPOP is offering a variety of summer programs for any cool kids in your...

The indomitable spirit of 1920 and 2020

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 11:13
On the Fourth of July, I sat with my discontent of this celebration. As renowned civil rights activist and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall noted, the framers of the Constitution were not all that profound. They created a document that required...

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