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August 2, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 32
- Woe: Mexico. Fraud and corruption are a fact of life in Mexican elections; and this one was no different. Page 2
- A Yes to "No". Local activists speak out against Mayor Nickels' "Big Did" plan for the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Page 3
- No Room. An unprecedented number of women in need are being turned away from local shelters. Page 4
- Bike the Power. Larger-than-normal Critical Mass is calm, one month after assault by cops. Page 5
Marching One by One: Local vet says disenchanted soldiers like him will end the Iraq War by Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: As a medic in Vietnam, filmmaker Randy Rowland "decided there better be a damn good reason to suffer like this."
- Photo by Brooke Kempner
Editorial: Pobre De Mexico. Mexican elections riddled with fraud and corruption by Roberto Maestas | El Centro de la Raza, Page 2
Change Agent: Glen Milner by Rachel Rubinstein, Page 3
- Picture: Glen Milner, going to sea in the face of Seafair's military pageantry.
- Photo by Michael Dopps
Interview: Author Anthony Flint says rampant growth destroys community and makes us less healthy. Interview by Dena Burke, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Anthony Flint wants to tame sprawling suburbs with smart growth.
- Photo by Dena Burke
Poem: Growing Old by J. Glenn Evans, Page 7
Book Review: When the Lying Lay Down with the Lamb: Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism by Michelle Goldberg, Norton, 2006. Hardcover, 224 pages, $23.95. Review by Timothy Harris, Page 8
Adventures in Irony: On the Basis of Race or Breed © Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Ask A Lawyer. Real-Life answers to your legal hassles, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letter to the Editor, Page 10
- Corruption of the Best by Silence Dogood | Seattle
Director's Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action, Page 11
Wage Raise yes, Tax Cut No
- Issue: The federal minimum wage has remained at $5.15 an hour since 1997. While Washington State has a significantly higher minimum wage, 29 states use the standard set by the federal government. U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy is leading the effort to raise the minimum wage to $7.25 per hour. His latest effort didn't receive the votes needed to pass, and now House Republicans are attempting to tie an increase in the minimum wage to a repeal of the estate tax and a reduction in pay for tipped employees.
Calendar, Page 11
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