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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
December 1, 1998, Vol. 5, No. 12
- All Rise. An Interview with Judge Judith Hightower
- Home for Christmas?
- Homeless Women Speak Out!
Cover Photo of Judge Hightower by Joan Pliego
Table of Contents:
Mailbag, Page 3, 23
- We're Not Alone by Jeri
- RE: Shut Up & Die by John Masterson | Seattle (via email)
- Lois Rowley | Poulsbo
- Poetry Power by Tet | Seattle
- Left at the Beep | anonymous woman via voice mail
Vendor of the Month: Jo Jo, Page 3
Thank You: Ten Good Reasons to Support Real Change/RCHEP This Holiday Season, Page 5
Shelter: Home for Christmas? By Anitra Freeman, Pages 6, 21
| True Leaders?
Standing Proud. Homeless Women's Forum 1999 by Linda Dahlstrom, Pages 7, 19
- Picture: Cynthia Ozimek
- Photo by George Hickey
Interview: All Rise. An Interview with Judge Judith Hightower by Joan Pliego, Pages 8, 9
| What's Behind What's in Front of You
- Picture: Judge Judith Hightower
- Photo by Mirror Image Studios
Violence: Vicious Circumstance. When A Woman Needs Help, Will It Be There? by Mary Park, Pages 10, 11
- Illustration by Lin Lucas
StreetLife: Ann Keeney. Internal Expressionist by Karl Baisch, Page 12
- Pictures of Art by Ann Keeney
Fiction: The Further Adventures of Trampella by Mona Johnson, Page 15
Court: Justice in Jeopardy? Will Mental Health Court Deliver on its Promise! By Scott Winn, Pages 16, 17
Obituary: In Memory of Meghan Smith. September 16, 1982 - October 7, 1988 by Marion L. Smith (Meghan's Grandma), Page 18
News You Can Use, Close to Home. Newsbriefs by Bob Redmond, Pages 20, 21
- Long Term Gains for Security House [a Section 8 building]
- Hostage Taking at Sea-Tac Airport [RE: Westin Hotel with 1% loan by King County]
- Good Budget News [RE: Restored funds to human services]
- Homeless Women Create Another Great Program at Antioch University in Belltown (Seattle).
Tenant Talk. Answers by Mark Chattin, Legal Action Center. Pages 26, 27
Adventures in Poetry: Rage Against the Real with © Dr. Wes Browning, Page 28
Poetry: Pages 29, 30, 31
- Change, Chump Change by Catherine Condeff
- a chamber and some music (to alice wu) by Ruth A. Fox
- Lego Woman by Paula Friedrich
- she really wants it by Holly Day
- Black and Blue by Carol Leno
- Cyan Blue by Ruanda Morrison
- Present Tense: Level Playing Field by Marion Sue Fischer
Anacrostic: Today's Lesson, Page 32 (Answer: “More money is put into prisons than into schools. That, in itself, is the description of a nation bent on suicide.” Jonathan Kozol)
Calendar, Pages 33, 34, 35. Special Thanks to Jean Buskin
Citizens Participation Project, Page 36
Do the Right Thing. Tell the State to Help Homeless Kids
- Issue: Because of a court order, the State's Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development (DCTED) have come up with a plan to provide services to homeless children in Washington State.
- But their plan would provide only a fraction of the amount needed to comply effectively with the order, says the Washington State Coalition for the Homeless, who brought the original suit. Furthermore, DSHS has drafted legislation that would exempt them from the very mandate to which the court held them accountable.
- Still, parties are hopeful that a compromise can be reached. They are just miles apart right now: DSHS and DCTED propose $5-10 million total funding, while WSCH says that it would take fully $289 million to end the crisis.
- WSCH is proposing that Governor Locke commit $31.1 million in his proposed biennial budget as a reasonable first step towards a real solution to homelessness in the state.