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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
September 20, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 39
- Going South? For young people living in south Seattle, the ubiquitous minimart typifies a growing problem. Page 2
- For the Trees? The push behind urban forestry – to have more of the one-legged wonders – might get nipped in the bud. Page 3
- Fare Thee Well? Ten years after welfare reform, some people see success. Others view nothing but failure. Page 5
- Can I Get A Witness? When minister Robin Meyers gave a talk on moral values, he found he was preaching to the choir. Page 6
- The Best Policy? Concerns about homelessness and other societal ills will be washed aside by Dr. Wes’ modest proposal. Page 9
Table of Contents:
Questions, no Answers. An immigration raid in Bellingham instills fear in Latino community. By Rosette Royale, Pages 1, 12
Domain Address. Groups differ on whether eminent domain is good for Rainier Valley by Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Leslie Miller, chair of the Southeast District Council, has convened Rainier Valley neighbors to study the formation of a new development agency – one that could seize property by eminent domain.
- Photo by Michael Dopps
Editorial: The Issues of Today Are the Issues of Tomorrow. Poverty and racism and being young in the South End by Virginia Suruda, Page 2
Change Agent: Lyle Rudensey by Dena Burke, Page 3
- Picture: Lyle Rudensey Gas-Dependent no more!: BIOLYLE, with a slick vial of his homebrewed fix.
- Photo by Dena Burke
Cover Me. Seattle’s mature trees need TLC, say environmentalists, arborists. By Angie Jones, Page 3, 4 [RE: Ilze Jones, Mayor Greg Nickels]
| Quote by Cheryl Trivison, Seattle Urban Forest Stakeholders
- Picture: Urban Forestry: 11 City Hall Park trees are slated for removal.
- Photo by Ken Dean
Just Heard…, Page 3
- Gap Happy? By Rosette Royale. [RE: The 2006 Washington Job Gap report says a living wage is $11.16. The Minimum wage is $7.63 hour]
- Out with the really bad? By Rosette Royale [RE: Terminal 117, Malarkey Asphalt Co., PCB’s being cleaned up, EPA]
- Parks putsch? By Cydney Gillis [RE: Make Seattle’s Board of Park Commissioners accountable, David Della, Peter Steinbrueck]
Short Takes, Page 4
- Budgeting for Life by Cydney Gillis [RE: Healthy Families and Communities Task Force, $83 million funding gap, Ron Sims, King County executive]
- WTO settlement reached by J. Jacob Edel [RE: Victor Menotti, of San Francisco, Doug Skove, of Vashon Island, ACLU]
- Water under the lens by Kevin Himeda [RE: EPA awarded University of Washington nearly $600,000 to research emerging methods to detect harmful organisms in drinking water]
Qualifying the Needy. Welfare reform is now 10 years old. Are America’s poor better off? By Paul Rice, Spare Change News, Pages 5, 10
Interview: The God that Failed. Oklahoma minister Robin Meyers says the Christian right can be countered with the voice of “an insistent minority”. Interview by Timothy Harris, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Robin Meyers, an ordained minister, delivered a speech in response to President Bush’s rhetoric on “moral values.” That speech became the genesis for the book, Why the Christian Right is Wrong.
- Photo by Brooke Kempner
Putting Her Neck on the Line. Book: I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron. Review by Jane Adams, Page 8
Torpitude and the Times. Film: All the King’s Men. Written and Directed by Steven Zaillian. Review by Lester Gray, Page 8
- Picture: Sean Penn as Willy Stark in All the King’s Men
Adventures in Irony. The Oddest Proposal by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Bus Chick, Transit Authority. Happier, Healthier, Wealthier, Walking by Carla Saulter, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor: Page 10
- Ending homelessness one family at a time by Ruthann Howell, CEO/Preident, Family Services
- Confused, cowardly, culpable by Randy Brown, Washington, D.C.
Classified Ads, Page 10
Poem: Found Object by Michael Magee, 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
Lift up Hotel Workers with Your Support
- Issue: Hotel workers all across North America are rising to lift each other above the poverty line and grow the middle class. Seattle is home to the Westin, one of the larger union properties targeted in this effort. The coordinated national effort is moving along, but negotiations have stalled locally at the Westin.
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