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Table of Contents
August 31, 2005, Vol. 12, No. 34
- Tox Americana. Toxic chemicals, found in breastmilk, post health threat to children. Page 2
- Four Gone. Rep. David Irons claims he’s got the four-year cure for homelessness. Page 3
- Hew and Cry. Fircrest employees fight to keep staff from being axed. Page 4
- Rock the Vote. Bob Ferguson is out to ride the wave of Democratic support. Page 5
- Go By the Book. Gig Harbor resident Jan Walker learned a lot from teaching prisoners. Page 6
Table of Contents:
Blow Up. County levy for veterans’ explosive to pols, advocates. By Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12
Gender Query. Conference explores the odyssey of female-to-male transsexuals. By Rosette Royale, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Aiden Key, a transgendered man, is the lead producer of FTM2005: Gender Odyssey, a conference that will discuss perceptions of gender this weekend at the Convention and Trade Center.
- Photo by Rosette Royale
Next Time, test. Northwest study shows that flame retardants are becoming a new health concern. By Clark Williams-Derry, Page 2
Change Agent: Dr. Enas Mohamed. By Adam Hyla, Page 3
- Picture: Dr. Enas Mohamed, hoping others won’t say no to injured Iraqi civilians.
- Photo by Adam Hyla
‘burb friendly. Sammamish Rep. David Irons says he can end homelessness in 4 years. By Timothy Harris, Page 3
Just Heard...By Cydney Gillis, Page 3
- More field, less park [RE: Steve Milam]
- Re-reviewing the facts [RE: Harry Justice Gilchrest, John Muenster]
- “Death tax”: new life [RE: Senator Maria Cantwell, Sen. Max Baucus, Donald G. Malarkey, American Family Business Institute, Dick Patten]
The Downside of Downsizing. Fircrest employees protest in order to save jobs. By Kimburly Ervin, Page 4
Short Takes, Page 4
- Tree stand by Cydney Gillis [RE: People of Pioneer Square, Sue Tanner, Kevin Carl]
- Empty promise by Adam Hyla [RE: Bill DuBray]
- WorkFirst: sanction ‘em by Adam Hyla [RE: Governor Christine Gregoire]
The Inside Game. Council hopeful Bob Ferguson’s plans win Democrats from the bottom up. By Jessica Knapp, Pages 5, 9
- Picture: Knocking on doors: county council candidate Bob Ferguson chats with neighbor Leon LeBlanc.
- Photo by Andrea Lee
Teaching to the Diverted. Educator Jan Walker reflects on the difficulties of teaching those behind bars. Interview by Rex Browning, Pages 6, 7.
| Book: Dancing to the Concertina’s Tune: A Prison Teacher’s Memoir by Jan Walker
- Picture: Gig Harbor teacher Jan Walker spent nearly two decades teaching parenting classes at the state’s McNeil Island Correctional Center.
- Photo by Luke McGuff
Poems by David Trotter, Page 7
- Untitled #1
- Untitled #2
- Untitled #3
Reality Journalism. Book: Zioncheck for President. A True Story of Idealism and Madness in American Politics by Phil Campbell. Review by Timothy Harris, Page 8
Reality Principle. DVD: Distant Journey (1948). Directed by Alfred Radok. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
Adventures in Irony. Take your Pills by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor, Page 10
- Dorothy Day: maybe o.k. by Shelley Dooley and Flo Beaumon, Archdiocesan Housing Authority
- Doing justice by Gilchrest by Patrick Burns, Friends of Harry Gilchrest
Classified Ads, Page 10
Calendar. Page 11
Director's Corner. By Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action. Page 11
Don’t play Vets against the rest
- Issue: The King County Council is considering a 2005 ballot initiative that would increase human services funding – but only for veterans. County service providers and advocates have spent three years planning a 2006 initiative that would provide a dedicated, adequate, stable funding source to meet the needs of families, children, and seniors, as well as veterans. If the Council moves forward with a veterans’-only initiative this year, it’s unlikely that we’ll get the bigger solution in place next year because voters probably won’t say yes to raising their property taxes two years in a row for similar purposes. The County Council will make a small difference, but we’ll lose the opportunity to make a big difference.
Copy of issue was obtained from microfiche in the University of Washington Suzzallo Library.