State Senate Candidate Would Be First Person of Color Representing 34th District

Some know Joe Nguyen as a familiar face because he’s operated in the background of Seattle’s community and politics for so long. Now, he’s deciding to emerge out front, running for a seat in the state Senate representing Washington’s 34th District. “It’s never really been about me,” Nguyen said of his decision to run. “There’sContinue reading “State Senate Candidate Would Be First Person of Color Representing 34th District”

After Tommy Le shooting, King County sheriff introduces new, less lethal weapons and policies

It’s been almost a year since Tommy Le was fatally shot by two members of the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO), and the KCSO falsely told the media and Le’s family that he held a knife during the confrontation. It’s been not much more than 100 days since the KCSO had a change in staff.Continue reading “After Tommy Le shooting, King County sheriff introduces new, less lethal weapons and policies”

One Young South End Musician out to Change The Game: Theomatic

Like a dream, Theomatic’s music tends to be soft and intricate. It typically induces a state of relaxation and transports you to your own headspace, provoking thoughts or simply letting them wander. via South Seattle Emerald

Meet the one woman holding down SPD’s Bias Crimes Unit

While the Seattle Police Department has kept track of biased crime cases for decades — it has to be reported to the feds — a unit dedicated to investigating the reports is only a few years old. It sits underneath the homicide and assault units. The person in charge? Detective Beth Wareing.

The mayor of Capitol Hill: Why you should vote for Jenny Durkan*

Seattle’s next mayor will be a woman. She will have two children. She will be wealthy. But there are, indeed, big differences between candidates Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan. Earlier this week, we made the neighborhood case for a vote for Moon. Here is why you might consider Durkan.

The mayor of Capitol Hill: Why you should vote for Cary Moon*

If you’re still undecided amidst the live debates and comparison pieces between mayoral candidates Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan, maybe this will finally settle the score. Moon is personable and approachable. But she speaks from an uncommon point of view: She’s most versed in the lofty language of programs and policies. She often gets into the reeds whenContinue reading “The mayor of Capitol Hill: Why you should vote for Cary Moon*”

Queer/Bar tries to preserve what’s left of LGBTQIA+ Capitol Hill nightlife

Plastered in a white, clear, modern font on Pike/Pine glows the generationally controversial word “Queer,” accompanied by “Bar.” It’s intentional. This sleek new space is reserved for the Capitol Hill creators, the spectrum of anything out of the gender dichotomy, the queer.  No straights allowed if they’re not allies — despite the clear sign, one only hopesContinue reading “Queer/Bar tries to preserve what’s left of LGBTQIA+ Capitol Hill nightlife”

Capitol Hill’s only full service gas station up for grabs

The Hilltop Service Station on 15th Avenue East — one of Seattle’s last full service gas stations — could be at the end of the road of more than 50 years of business on Capitol Hill. The station stopped selling gas this month though the busy garage continues to serve drivers from Capitol Hill and beyond. TheContinue reading “Capitol Hill’s only full service gas station up for grabs”

Meet the Unwavering Undocumented Advocate, Ray Corona

Ray Corona was nine years old when he came to America. He went through public education already feeling the preconceived ramifications of his his status. What’s the point of doing well in school if you can’t work or get scholarships? After squirming his way through America’s systemic bottleneck with the help of mentors urging him toContinue reading “Meet the Unwavering Undocumented Advocate, Ray Corona”

South End Musician Echoes Life’s Uncertainty in Newest Album

Five records and countless shows in, South End musician Noah Gundersen hit a roadblock: He no longer loved what he created. The very things Gundersen used to define himself growing up felt foreign. So he did what any songwriter would do: he played it out, creating his newest album “White Noise” via South Seattle Emerald