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Table of Contents
November 15, 2006, Vol. 13, No. 47
- Blue Smile. Adding 30 cops and supporting social services can make us all feel a little happier. Page 2
- Green Flight. Zero-energy townhomes, shunning a life downtown, set their sights on the ‘burbs. Page 3
- Red Center. Strapped for cash, school district wants to bear down on University Heights for mo’ money. Page 4
- Root Canal. In Occidental Park ruling, judge pulls a fast one: remaining trees deserve their own study. Page 5
- Bloom’s Day. She’s fought for women’s rights for more than 20 years. Now, Marcy Bloom receives an ACLU honor. Page 6
Table of Contents:
Discontent. With allegations of racism, morale low at Seattle city department. By Adam Hyla, Pages 1, 12 [RE: Legislative Department; 13 of 17 staffers of color reported that supervisors make the department a hostile work environment for racial minorities]
Teach In. Local Oaxacans join movement for education, reform in southern Mexico by Denise Holley, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Miguel Orozco and Guadalupe Berho hold a banner in front of the Mexican Consulate. Demonstrators stand in front of the consulate almost every day from noon to 1 p.m., protesting the violence in Oaxaca, Mexico.
- Photo by Joel Turner
Editorial: Police, Plus. City Council’s public safety spending will get at the roots of crime by Nick Licata, Page 2
Change Agent: Paul and Mary Margaret Pruitt by Amy Besunder, Page 3
- Picture: Paul & Mary Margaret Pruitt
Greening the Suburbs. Eco-friendly building headed for Issaquah. By Amy Roe, Page 3
- Picture: Aaron Adelstein, the executive director of Built Green, an environmentally friendly non-profit residential building program, forecasts that 30 percent of King County’s new homes will meet his organization’s environmental standards by 2010.
- Photo by Joel Turner
Just Heard… By Adam Hyla, Page 3
- Mock uniform [RE: Rob McKenna, Claudia Kauffman, Mike Riley, Carrie Shaw]
- Two parties meet three [RE: Pierce County Charter Amendment Three]
- Budgeting basics [RE: Mayor Greg Nickels]
The Heights of Transition. U-District community center may be in for change. By Billy Joyce, Page 4
| Quote by Wally Marsh, Café Wannabe owner
- Picture: Purveyors display their goods for those frequenting the U-District Farmers Market, the city’s largest, held at University Heights.
- Photo courtesy of UHCCA
Short Takes, Page 4
- Back talk by Rosette Royale [RE: EPA, return the Office of Civil Rights and Environmental Justice, Elin Miller, Yalonda Sindé, Community Coalition for Environmental Justice, BJ Cummings, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition]
- Soon to be remembered by Kevin Himeda [RE: Memorial to the homeless who have died outside, WHEEL, Women in Black, Sally Kinney, Homeless Place of Remembrance, Victor Steinbrueck Park]
Root Cause. Judge tells Parks Dept. to study health of Pioneer Square trees. By Cydney Gillis, Page 5
| Quote by Superior Court Judge John Erlick
- Picture: Pioneer Square activist Bif Brigman and his attorney Jim Klauser during a hearing on the recent remodel of Occidental Park in Pioneer Square at the King County courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006.
- Photo by Joel Turner
Interview: Devotion. Marcy Bloom is on a lifetime quest to destigmatize abortion and give women power over their reproductive health by Cydney Gillis, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Marcy Bloom, who recently retired after a 19-year tenure as director of Seattle’s Aradia Women’s Health Center, will receive an award this week from the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington.
- Photo by Mark Sullo
Poetry, Pages 7, 8
- The Revealing by Sally Buckner, Page 7
- Deep by Lorelei McCann, Page 8
Say What You Mean. Book: Nonsense: Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language by Robert J. Gula. Review by John Siscoe, Page 8
Adventures in Irony. Thanks for the Mandate by Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Bus Chick, Transit Authority. Bus Riding 101: Location by Carla Saulter, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor: Page 10
- Making sport of politics by Charlie Peters | Seattle
Calendar. Compiled by Dena Burke, Page 11
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Get Involved. Take Action., Page 11
Tell Congress to Save Affordable Housing
- Issue: This week, the Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) and community partners all along the West Coast – including Real Change – released a report documenting 25 years of losses of federal funding for affordable housing. During those 25 years, homelessness as we know it today has emerged. In recent years, the federal government has seemed intent on placing the burden of solving homelessness on local communities – by requiring 10-Year Plans – in order to receive small amounts of homelessness funding, without acknowledging that local communities can’t solve this crisis without increasing federal support for building affordable housing. A new Congress offers new opportunities for change that makes ending homelessness a national priority.
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