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Table of Contents
October 25, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 44
- Test Race. Here’s something scary: low-income students and those of color are suffering in school due to the WASL. Page 2
- $52K Stick-Up. The mayor wants to take a little out of the coffers of the Meals Partnership Coalition – namely their entire budget. Page 3
- Super Duper. A decision from the Nat’l Labor Relations Board means a line can be drawn between nurses and their unionized coworkers. Page 4
- Picture Album. Singer/songwriter Jim Page blends politics with art to come up with a new CD that puts a message in the music. Page 6
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Blight Flight. Rainier Valley Agency idea draws heat. By Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12
On the Sunny Side of the Street. “Smile Man”’s shtick infectious by Chris Miller, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Jonas Stone has a stand-up routine at First and Marion Street that can crack open stoney-faced demeanors.
- Photo by Katia Roberts
Editorial: Testing and Terror. The high-stakes testing of the WASL further marginalizes disadvantaged students by Dinorah Flores, Page 2
Change Agent Award: Comité Pro-Amnistia General y Justicia Social (Committee for General Amnesty and Social Justice) by Adam Hyla, Page 3
Robbing Peter, Feeding Paul. Mayor chops Meals Partnership funds. By Cydney Gillis, Page 3
- Picture: The Meals Partnership Coalition, which represents free food providers downtown, is losing all of its operating funds in Mayor Greg Nickels’ 2007 budget proposal. Nickels “robbed Peter to pay Paul within low-income communities,” says Joshua Heim.
- Photo by Joel Turner
Just Heard…, Page 3
- BLC tackles HIV by Rosette Royale [RE: Black Leadership Council, Larry Gossett, Dr. Maxine Hayes]
- Pan out by Rosette Royale [RE: Downtown Seattle Association’s Metropolitan Improvement District is paying $75,000 for ads and posters on how best to handle panhandlers, Vince Matulionis]
- Local move on I-200? By Cydney Gillis [RE: Affirmative Action programs, Richard McIver, Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D-Seattle)
Busted. NLRB decision makes nurses face switch to “supervisory” non-union role. By J. Jacob Edel, Page 4
Short Takes, Page 4
- Friends like these by Adam Hyla [RE: Steven Schmidt, Warren Ostrom, Homeless asked to leave]
- Flowers in Remembrance
- Nia Gossett, 6 and Aimee Khuu, the event coordinator for El Centro de la Raza’s celebration of El Día do los Muertos, a traditional Latin American festive holiday honoring the death of family and friends, make paper flowers that will be displayed at the exhibition, which runs Nov. 1-21. For more information, see website.
- Photo by Joel Turner
Poetry, Pages 5, 7, 8
- PEACE(?): to Robin by Marion Sue Fischer, Page 5
- What Do the Dead Want? By David Thornbrugh, Page 7
- It’s Saturday by Michael Magee, Page 8
Arts: Head Full of Pictures. On Jim Page’s new CD, art and politics meet to make beautiful music by Timothy Harris, Page 6
- Picture: Jim Page’s new CD, Head Full of Pictures, sets the war to music.
- Photo by Sue Misao
Under the Concrete, the River. Book: River of Memory: The Everlasting Columbia. University of Washington Press. Review by Adam Hyla, Page 8
Adventures in Irony. Horsemeat and Other Indelicacies by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Bus Chick, Transit Authority. Say What? by Carla Saulter, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor: Page 10
- Sticking up for animals by Claudine Erlandson | Shoreline
- Green eyes are smiling by Kim Loftness | Shoreline
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
Budget Shouldn’t Nudge Aside Human Needs
- Issue: The process to develop the City of Seattle budget for 2007-2008 is underway. In September, the Mayor proposed his budget to the City Council. Now the Council is in the process of listening to public input, and by Thanksgiving, they will pass a final budget. Unlike in previous years, there is enough revenue available that the city can make progress on moving forward the effort to end homelessness and meet human needs. There are other pressures on councilmembers, though. At the first public hearing, many people turned out to request that the Council prioritize funding more police officers and revitalizing our city parks. Those are important priorities, but certainly no more important than making sure everyone has a safe place to sleep at night. The Council needs to hear from you today, that human needs are an important priority.
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