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Table of Contents
February 15, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 8
- It’s Your Turn. Have something to say about downtown development? Well now’s the time to speak. Page 2
- Insurance Scam. A bill looks to end insurance rate hikes for clinics, religious centers targeted by bombers, arsonists. Page 3
- Four of a Kind. A quartet representing four ethnic racial groups, the ‘Four Amigos’ don’t have time for Bush. Page 4
- No Apology. Chaplain James Yee was detained wrongfully by the Army. They’ve yet to admit their error. Page 6
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Next on the Cutting Block…A proposed redesign of City Hall Park may displace disabled, homeless by Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: A woman feeds pigeons in City Hall Park, just south of the King County Courthouse and nearby Pioneer Square’s social services. The park is targeted for a remodel.
- Photo by Katia Roberts
In So Many Words. New report highlights Northwest immigrants telling their stories. By Rosette Royale, Pages 1, 12
Get Out and Play. Boring land-use decisions to determine the future of downtown housing. By Timothy Harris, Page 2
Change Agent: Tom Conner by Amy Besunder, Page 3
- Picture: Tom Connor, assisting parents and children to create stable families.
- Photo by Mark Sullo
Doubly Damned. Bill would help insurance rates for attacked clinics, religious halls. By Laura Peach, Page 3
| Quote by Kasey Schiewe, legislative aide for Brendan Williams, D – Olympia
Just Heard…, Page 3
- Sonics’ shuffle by Cydney Gillis [RE: Bill Alves]
- Oversight and over-statement by Adam Hyla [RE: Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske, Caren Gilchrest, Jan Drago]
- Heil Fremont by Adam Hyla [RE: David Neiwert, Ann Coulter]
Together Again. “Four Amigos” bash Bush budget by Stefanie Furer, Page 4
| Quote by Roberto Maestas, director of El Centro de la Raza
- Picture: Four friends vs. a Bush: Larry Gossett, Bob Santos, Roberto Maestas, and Phil Lane.
- Photo by Stefanie Furer
Short Takes, Page 4
- Safe Harbors: clunky by Adam Hyla [RE: Safe Harbors, M.J. Kizer, Lutheran Compass Center program manager, Sinan Demirel, director of ROOTS, Alan Painter, HSD Community Services Division director]
- Reason to be mad by … [RE: Dr. Maxine Hayes, State Health Officer of the Washington State Department of Health, Forum “The Plight of the Older Black Woman, Margaret Boddie]
- Sweetening the pot by Justin Ellis [RE: HB 2984, Carla Okigwe, executive director of the Housing Development Consortium, Rep. Fred Jarrett (R – Bellevue), Rep. Larry Springer, (D – Redmond)]
Poetry, Pages 5, 10
- Dollar Bill by Artis. June 1977, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California, Page 5
- 1964 Civil Rights Act and Beyond by David S. Pointer, Page 10
Interview: Miscarriage of Justice. Chaplain James Yee was arrested for treason and espionage. Wrongly detained, he still awaits an Army apology by Robin Lindley, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Chaplin James Yee, sharing his own story about being wrongfully detained by the military, while still awaiting an Army apology.
- Photo by Terry Divyak
To Read the Impossible Read. Review by John Siscoe, Page 8
- Book: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (trans. By Edith Grossman)
- Book: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (trans. By John Rutherford)
Order Restored, and a Gag Reprised. Reviews by Lester Gray, Page 8
- Film: The Eel. Directed by Shohei Imamura
- Film: The Aristocrats. Directed by Paul Provenza
Adventures in Irony: Kvetch-a-Sketch by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Bus Chick, Transit Authority. Bussin’ it in the Motor City. By Carla Saulter, Page 9
Letters to the Editor, Page 10
- The Councilman Mystique by Trevor Griffey
- Following the Money by Laura Wells
Classified Ads, Page 10
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action. Page 11
Three Percent for Housing.
- Issue: House Bill 2418, the Home Security Fund, just cleared a major legislative hurdle last week by passing the Washington State House of Representatives with a 72-24 vote. Now it begins its process in the Senate before it can go to the Governor for her signature. Clearing a long backlog of affordable housing projects waiting to be built, the bill provides $25 million a year for low-income housing across the state and could provide 2,300 units of affordable housing.
Calendar, Page 11
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