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Table of Contents
February 19, 2004, Vol. 11, No. 5
- Hunger Hurts
- Rats in Belltown
- Doing time
- African hair-itage
- Truth telling at Tent City
- Lip service from Nickels
Table of Contents:
Mr. Speaker. Frank Chopp on poverty and politics in Olympia. By R.V. Murphy, Pages 1, 8, 9
- Picture: Frank Chopp.
- Photo by LeMoyne Coates, courtesy of WA State House of Representatives photo department
Mailbag, Page 2
- Blowback blind spot by Margaret Casey | Seattle, WA. Editor replies twice.
- On begging by Jeffrey | Bellevue. Editor replies
- Honest by John H. Lombard | Seattle
Opinion: Enough to Go Around. HB 2769 takes a bite out of Washington State’s hunger by Shawn Cantrell, Page 3
| Enough to Go Around: A bill to take a bite out of hunger
News You Can Use! Close to Home, Page 4
| Olympia, dead or alive? Belltown’s unique Recovery Café, gay marriage in Westlake
- Olympia: Dead or Alive? By Kaye Allard, with assistance from Nancy Amidei’s “Policy Watch”
- Belltown’s “different café”. By Ed Cain. [RE: Recovery Café]
- Don’t Amend It by Jess Grant
- Picture: Hundreds of protesters gathered in Westlake Center on Saturday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day – for a rally in support of gay marriage. The protesters oppose conservatives’ call for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex unions. Best protest sign: “Keeping our queer eye on the stupid guy,” with a picture of George W. Bush.
Kicked to the Curb. County Jail stops releasing inmates late at night. By Adam Holdorf, Page 5
| King County Jail flirts with reform
| Real Change Vendor Mike Vashi says a few more reforms to King County Jail wouldn't hurt
North American Newsbriefs from www.streetnewsservice.org. Compiled by R.V. Murphy, Page 5.
| The mayors take action
Poetry, Pages 6, 7
- one chance by Stan Burriss
- streetlamp by Stan Burriss
- Sharing Peace by Nohae Park, translated from the Korean
- Last Home of the Mighty by J. Glenn Evans
- Wandering Youth by J. Glenn Evans
- Subliminal Awakening by Carol Kosche
- Up in the Frozen Sky by Nohae Park, translated from the Korean
Adventures in Poetry: Jesus hates boring bigots with ©Dr. Wes Browning, Page 6
Cheap Frills: Things to do that don’t cost much: [RE: Seattle Art Museum, First Thursdays]
Essay: Postcards from the Edge. Darwinian survival in street-level Belltown by Brenda Bell, Richard Hugo House’s Writer-in-Residence, Pages 10, 11
| Belltown, the way it was meant to be experienced
Conciliation Theater: Theater In Your Face. Interview by Toni Sutton, Pages 11, 12
| Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates on the naked truth
- Picture: Tawnya Pettiford-Wates gets SCCC students to confront issues of race onstage.
- Photo by Will Bossen
Eight Days at Tent City. Review by Adam Holdorf of City Without A Home, a documentary by Dee McDonald, Page 12
| Truth-telling: new documentary film about Tent City
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 13
Theater: African Hair-itage. Black to My Roots explores coiffure, culture by Megan Lee, Page 14.
| African Hair-itage: Coiffure Culture
Calendar. Compiled by Sandra Enger. Page 15
Citizens Participation Project. Act Now!, Page 16.
Tell your state senator to support homeless families
- Issue: House Bill 2818, creating a Homeless Families Service Fund, has made it though the state House of Representatives. Now, it needs your support in the Senate.