Retake the right-of-way policy

Excerpts I wrote for mayoral candidate Andrew Grant Houston: …Right-of-ways—usually that random grassy space typically between a sidewalk edge and the curb all the way to the same thing on the other side of the street—take up 26% of Seattle’s land. A quarter! Most of it isn’t space taken up for people, it’s space weContinue reading “Retake the right-of-way policy”

A blast from the past: Q Patrol resurfaces on Capitol Hill

Long ago, a group roamed Capitol Hill’s streets at night to protect their community alongside police. Now, a new Q Patrol takes shape, readying its members to de-escalate and assist those facing discrimination, violence, and hate crimes — without the Seattle Police Department. “A core focus is empowering other queers and other marginalized groups ofContinue reading “A blast from the past: Q Patrol resurfaces on Capitol Hill”

Justice4TommyLe hears answers, commitments from officials at community-led forum

Tommy Le was a 20-year-old high schooler shot and killed by King County deputies on June 13 after responding to a disturbance call in Burien. Le was to graduate the next day. Le recently bought a tuxedo for his brother’s wedding, but it had to instead be used for his funeral. The family, due to legalContinue reading “Justice4TommyLe hears answers, commitments from officials at community-led forum”

South Seattle’s Ethiopian Community Forging Ahead With Their Own Affordable Housing Plan

Because Ethiopian culture favors and prioritizes family time and community, adjusting to American culture’s fetish for individuality comes as quite a shock. In addition, should an Ethiopian be so lucky to travel to or with their family, it is often that landlords won’t lease to a larger group of people, or landlords will increase theContinue reading “South Seattle’s Ethiopian Community Forging Ahead With Their Own Affordable Housing Plan”