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September 6, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 37
- Come Together. This fall, voters can say, No to I-933 and, Yes, to protecting the common good and private property> Page 2
- Down Under. When the viaduct goes down, the homeless camped below will likely see a great change in services. Page 3
- Skin Flinch. After renouncing his ways, a skinhead undergoes laser surgery to remove tattoos that dredge up his past. Page 6
- Nerd Up. Ever wondered why Dr. Wes knows so much about so much stuff. Well, you’re not alone. So does he. Page 8
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In a Family’s Way. Quality help obstructing entry to services for homeless parents, kids. By Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12 [RE: Going from ‘mats on the floor’ to ‘enhanced shelter’ are living some out in the cold. Katie Warner, Family Services transitional assistance programs, Steve Winter]
| Quote by Al Poole, director, Seattle homeless intervention program
Back Home, Against His Will. Film relates the sage of Cambodian refugee facing deportation by Rosette Royale, Pages 1, 4, 5
- Picture: Many Uch, a Cambodian refugee, lost his status as a legal resident alien due to a felony conviction in 1994. He is working to change immigration laws that will have him, and others like him. Deported to Cambodia.
- Photo by Rosette Royale.
Editorial: Declaration of Interdependence. I-933 is wrong: Private property rights and the common good must be protected together by Noemie Maxwell, Institute for Washington’s Future, Page 2
Change Agent: Mary Ann Vandergriff by Rachel Rubinstein, Page 3
- Picture: Mary Ann Vandergriff, setting her sights on cash for kids.
- Photo by Elisa Huerta-Enochian
Tumbling Down. Non-profits look at impact on homeless when viaduct goes. By Cydney Gillis, Page 3
The article begins: One way or another, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is coming down in the next two years…(hahaha, I’m archiving this in March 2019, and the viaduct is just now being torn down)
- Picture: Chris Martin stands outside the Compass Center, a social service agency in the shadow of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
- Photo by Justin Mills
Just Heard…, Page 3
- Lag time by Adam Hyla [RE: Nick Licata is asking OPA and Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske to set a standard on timeliness of reviews of allegations that SPD officers used excessive force]
- Um, I work by Cydney Gillis. [RE: SHA scheduled a meeting at 2 p.m., when people with jobs cannot attend. Kristin O’Donnell, Yesler Terrace Community Council]
- Rubber Stamped by Cydney Gillis. [RE: Sybil Bailey approved for SHA board, residents protest nomination, Resident Action Council, Yesler Terrace, Nick Licata, Peter Steinbrueck]
Short Takes, Page 4
- Outdoor meals sited by Cydney Gillis [RE: Al Poole, Meals Partnership Coalition, Seattle Department of Transportation, new site at 6th and Columbia, under I-5; Operation Sack Lunch will manage]
- Investment plan by Billy Joyce [Washington Citizen Action (WCA); USAction Education and Research Fund release report that identified areas needing to be addressed, Will Pitz, Congressman Jim McDermott, Jill Van Glubt, Jeanette Wenzel, Maribel Peralez, Invest in Washington’s Future]
- Walking for Labor:
- Picture: Hundreds of marchers marked Labor Day Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, with a rally and march through the Central District of Seattle. March organizers called for solidarity across racial, gender, and class lines, and asserted the dignity and rights of all workers.
- Photo by Elliott Stoller
Poetry, Pages 5, 10
- His Legacy by Larry Crist, Page 5
- Untitled by David Trotter, Page 10
Essay: More than Skin Deep. Jason Mitchell goes under the laser to erase a difficult past by Joanne Zuhl, Street Roots, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: With the help of Dr. Robert Bentley, Jason undergoes removal of his tattoos. Both wear visors to protect their eyes from the high-intensity laser.
- Jason, joined by his wife, Annie, and their daughter.
- Photo courtesy of street roots
Evenings Unadorned. Book: Last Evenings on Earth by Roberto Bolaño. Translated by Chris Andrews. Review by Austin Walters, Page 8
High-Strung Drama. Film: The Wire. Series on HBO. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
Adventures in Irony: Revenge of the Nerd by © Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Ask A Lawyer. Real-Life answers to your legal hassles, Page 9
Thanks to Access to Justice Institute, Seattle University, School of Law, and Foster Pepper, PLLC
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letter to the Editor, Page 10
- The Man Speaks by Charlie Peters | Seattle
Classified Ads, Page 10
Calendar, Compiled by Dena Burke, Page 11
Director's Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action, Page 11
Make Sure the Budget Covers the Basics
- Issue: The City of Seattle is beginning the process of writing the budget for 2007-2008. The Mayor will make recommendations to the City Council around Sept. 25, then the Council will hold a public process and pass a final budget by Thanksgiving. Because of the growing economy, the city has the opportunity to pass a budget that moves us closer to ensuring that everyone can meet his or her basic needs.
Mockingbird Times, September 2006, Vol. VI, Issue 9
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