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Table of Contents
January 25, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 5
- Day Care Scare. As the number of home-based child care providers plummet, families need affordable care. Page 2
- No Führer Furor. A planned neo-Nazi rally draws one “National Socialist” and a bevy of counter demonstrators. Page 3
- Up Tent. A bill seeks to impose higher standards of living for shelters, including Tent City. Page 4
- Family Room. State legislators hope to cover more workers under Family Medical Leave Act. Page 5
- Problem Solving. Community activists come together to discuss ways to unite for peace, not hate. Page 6
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Green Bay. Enviros, planners dream of eco-friendly remodel for Colman Dock by Adam Hyla, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: From Viaduct to Geoducks: A highway-free waterfront envisioned by urban planners and environmentalists.
- Photo courtesy People for Puget Sound
Slumlord Survival. Family finds there’s no claws in new law by Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12.
- Picture: A new state law is intended to compensate tenants evicted from their apartments because their landlords didn’t do the proper maintenance, but Zane Morris and his wife Renee can’t get local officials to enforce it.
- Photo by Chris Williams
Editorial: From Agony to Organizing. Home-based providers are working together to achieve safe, affordable, high-quality child care by Nancy Gerber, Page 2
Change Agent: Susan Alotrico by R.V. Murphy, Page 3
- Picture: Susan Alotrico, making a dramatic difference.
- Photo by Luke McGuff
Nazi No-Show. “National Socialists” shirk Space Needle for Olympia rally by R.V. Murphy, Page 3
- Quote by Chris Smith, Freedom Socialist Party
Just Heard…Page 3
- Rainier: only near by Cydney Gillis [Seattle Housing Authority budget for Rainier Vista]
- Pick: Nick by Adam Hyla [Nick Licata is picked as Seattle City Council’s new president]
- Breathing Easy by Rosette Royale [Vashon Island School District wins EPA Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools 2006 Excellence Award]
Raising the Bar. House bill would up standards for Tent City by Laura Peach, Page 4
- Quote by Ted Hunter, attorney for SHARE/WHEEL
- Picture: Upping the ante: Tent City 4 resident Bill Spencer plays cards with another resident.
- Photo by Bruce Savadow
Short Takes, Page 4
- Power Rangers by Justin Ellis [Comments on Mayor Nickel’s Downtown Parks and Public Spaces Taskforce]
- Speed Dating by Emma Dumain [The Committee to End Homelessness in King County / CEHKC are soliciting housing providers to apply for state funding]
- Gesundheit! By Cydney Gillis [ Joni Balter, Seattle Time’s editorial writer sneezed in the middle of a remark by U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert]
In a Family Way. Fearing the feds, state legislators may shore up unpaid leave law by Emma Dumain. Page 5,
- Quote by Dr. Jay Fahti, family physician at Swedish Medical Center
Interview: Part of the Solution. A forum of activists discusses how Seattle can confront hatred, in all its many guises. Roundtable moderated by Rosette Royale, Pages 6, 7
- Guests: Michael Maidan, Tim Harris, Jerry Saltzman, Ilana Kennedy, K.L. Shannon and Steve Adler
- Picture: A group of counter demonstrators, looking to voice their opposition against a planned neo-Nazi rally at Seattle Center. Only one neo-Nazi showed up.
- Photo by Luke McGuff
- Picture: The lone neo-Nazi at a planned Seattle Center rally, he defended his beliefs to a crowd of counter demonstrators for more than an hour.
- Photo by Justin Vela
Iran.blog. Book: We are Iran: the Persian Blogs by Nasrin Alavi. Review by Israel Bayer, Page 8
Three Dimensional. Film: Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family. Directed by Susan Kaplan. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
- Picture: Three of Hearts’ unconventional family, Baby Siena, Steven, Sam and Samantha.
Adventures in Irony: Going Gaga for Google by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letter to the Editor: Page 10
- Watching in horror by Steve Richmond
- Reply by Tim Harris
Calendar. Compiled by Dena Burke, Page 11
- Event: Focusing on the female persona, Hershmanlandia: The Art and Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson Henry boldly dives into fragmented human subjectivity, sexed identity, and the relationship between bodies and machines. The San Francisco artist uses film, paintings, photographs, and robotic works to provide a vivid look at the subject matter she has studied for over 35 years. Tickets $8 general, $6 seniors. Through Sun., Jan. 29, 2006. Thurs. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., and Sun. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Henry Art Gallery, 15th Ave. NE and NE 41st St.
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action., Page 11
Stop Payday Lending’s Vicious Debt Cycle
- Issue: Everyone in our state regardless of their income has the right to fair and reasonable consumer protections when they borrow money. However, Washington law allows payday lenders to engage in loan practices that trap people in deep debt. Payday lending is illegal in 15 states.
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