Seattle Neighbors Project Lead

Seattle Neighbors makes housing personal, with the goal of assisting the narrative for more homes, of all shapes and sizes, for all our neighbors. As project lead, I photograph, compile and create graphics and video teasers, find, interview, and photograph relevant individuals, write, edit, and do website formatting for Seattle Neighbors. This means shareable contentContinue reading “Seattle Neighbors Project Lead”

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”

Freedom, Hate, and a Campus Divided

Mahilet Mesfin stood front-and-center at a barricade, one of many spanning the University of Washington’s Red Square last Saturday. The 18-year-old protester and UW student felt she had to be there. The UW College Republicans (UWCR) had invited Joey Gibson, conservative speaker and leader of Patriot Prayer, to campus for a Freedom Rally to furtherContinue reading “Freedom, Hate, and a Campus Divided”

King County to ‘reorg’ a public health approach to juvenile justice

King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an order Thursday directing the health department to make a plan and timeline for juvenile justice reform. Seattle Police Department Chief Kathleen O’Toole supports the order. Via CHS, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog

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.

Checking in with District 3 Rep. Sawant and the 2017 People’s Budget

This Thursday, Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant will host the People’s Budget to create a movement demanding specific funds stay or be added on to city’s final budget.

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*”

Plans for Africatown Plaza rise at 23rd and Union

The newly formed Africatown Community Land Trust entered an agreement with Capitol Hill Housing and Lake Union Partners, the Seattle development company that bought the Midtown Center block in May. The announcement cements the project surrounding Lake Union’s $23.25 million deal to purchase the Central District shopping center land.