Jayapal leads Seattle town hall rally against Trumpcare

Town Hall Seattle filled with mostly seniors July 6, gathered together for Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D–Wash) as she talked about politicians’ strategies and proposals for America’s new healthcare. The Republican base vowed to rail against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) before its implementation, quickly renaming it Obamacare in 2010. After that negative political nickname trickled down throughoutContinue reading “Jayapal leads Seattle town hall rally against Trumpcare”

King County Metro Access Slammed By Audit, Claims of Poor Service

Going out on a limb, parent Becky Bisbee, decided one day to use Access, a $61 million ADA transit program under King County Metro. Her non-verbal and physically disabled daughter was supposed to attend a day camp sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation but Bisbee couldn’t get her there. At noon, someone from the day campContinue reading “King County Metro Access Slammed By Audit, Claims of Poor Service”

#NoNewYouthJail Movement Says Flawed Appeals Process Aided Juvy’s Construction

Over the summer, Seattle’s #NoNewYouthJail movement’s future steps seemed unclear. After more than five years of protests, demonstrations, teach-ins and community outreach, it appeared the “youth jail” people had been fighting vehemently against would soon be constructed on 12th and Alder in the Squire Park neighborhood. However, a hearing Tuesday evening showed the fight against KingContinue reading “#NoNewYouthJail Movement Says Flawed Appeals Process Aided Juvy’s Construction”

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”

The ACA: Where it stands and how it affects the API community

As the GOP continues to adjust its own plan, healthcare professionals and advocates are doing some serious groundwork around the ACA, which has had a tremendous impact on the Asian Pacific Islander community. One of these advocates is Stephanie Liou, a medical student at the UW. She advocated for the ACA in its inception, andContinue reading “The ACA: Where it stands and how it affects the API community”

Office for Civil Rights investigates UW for handling of sexual assault cases

The UW is one of over 100 colleges currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for the handling of sexual assault cases. A press release distributed by the UW on June 15 said the university “fail[ed] to provide the student with a prompt and equitable grievance process afterContinue reading “Office for Civil Rights investigates UW for handling of sexual assault cases”