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Real Change Newspaper
Table of Contents
March 28, 2007, Vol. 14, No. 14
- The 51st State. Even though D.C. residents pay taxes, they get no representation. The time for change has come. p. 2
- Pot Holed. In 1998, Washington passed a bill protecting medical-marijuana users. This week, that bill could get gutted. p. 3
- Let Go. A service center fired two workers for alleged on-site drug sales. Dismayed they contest their claim. p. 4
- Strive Aid. The House drafts an immigration reform bill. That’s mostly good news, advocates say. p. 5
- Table Turning. Crime writer Camille Minichino was schooled in science. Her books are truly elemental. p. 6
Table of Contents:
Roadwork. Little fixes sustain the Alaskan Way Viaduct by Cydney Gillis, Pages 1, 12
- Picture: Engineer Archie Allen gestures southward on the lower deck of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, which was closed Sat., March 24, for a regular inspection. The south and north ends of the viaduct are being retrofitted or replaced, while the future of the sinking middle is still unclear.
- Photo by Ken Dean.
- Map: The $915 million in immediate work on the Alaska Way Viaduct involves (1) buttressing the columns in the highway’s midsection, the weakest part, (2) relocating utility lines; (3 and 4) upgrading the Battery Street Tunnel; and (5) replacing the highway from King Street to Royal Brougham.
- Map courtesy WSDOT
Something in Common. At high-profile anniversary, “street kids” mourn one of their own by Paul Rice, Pages 1, 12.
- Picture: Attendees at the March 25 one-year anniversary of the shooting at a rave party on Capitol Hill blew bubbles skyward to represent children’s soaring spirits and a revived community’s hope for the future. One year ago, 28-year-old Kyle Huff killed six, injured two, and then committed suicide.
- Photo by Katia Roberts
Taxation Without Representation. It’s up to us to help D.C. residents get the ballot by Ellen Z. Berg, Page 2
Change Agent: Paul Doyle by Rosette Royale, Page 3
- Picture: Tickets, please: Paul Doyle brings a community-minded independent film enterprise to south Seattle.
- Photo by Joel Turner
Smoke and Mirrors. Former supporters turn against medical-marijuana bill by Cydney Gillis, Page 3
- Picture: Dale Rogers, who runs the medical marijuana dispensary Capitol Hill Compassion in Action, sees the potential for low times with a Senate reworking of a medical marijuana bill.
- Photo by Mark Sullo
Just Heard…Page 3
- Knute rocks by Cydney Gillis
- Discount drugs by Cydney Gillis
- Changed minds by Adam Hyla
Abrupt End. Two Black employees stung by dismissal from Belltown drop-in center by Adam Hyla, Page 4
- Picture: Elmo Taylor says his abrupt dismissal was racially motivated.
- Photo by Adam Hyla
Short Takes, Page 4
- Valley Talk by Cydney Gillis
- Keeping up on the ‘hood by Adam Hyla
Striving for Reform. A House bill addressing immigration pleases local advocates, mostly by Rosette Royale, Page 5
It’s Elemental. Author Camille Minichino relies on the Periodic Table to spin her crime-fueled tales. Interview by Joe Martin, Pages 6, 7
- Picture: Using her background in scientific research, Camille Minichino has written taut crime thrillers that have kept readers guessing.
- Photo courtesy of the author
Poem: Dangerous Languages by Elizabeth Romero, Page 7
United Nations. Book Review: Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala by Rosette Royale, Page 8
Drawn, with Butter. Film Review: Islander. Directed by Ian McCrudden by Lester Gray, Page 8
- Picture: Eben (Tom Hildreth) reunites with his daughter (Emma Ford) in Islander.
Adventures in Irony. The Rich Act Different with © Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Bus Chick, Transit Authority: Bussing it in the Motor City (Pt. II) by Carla Saulter, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Letters to the Editor: Kathy Barker | Seattle, Page 10
CORRECTION: Page 10
(“Be All that You can Be: Military recruitment at schools still a concern,” March 14).
Correction to the aforementioned story: Stephanie Ragland’s son Nick was cheering on, not playing for, the Franklin High School basketball team during the state championships when he encountered military recruiters’ paraphernalia, including a climbing wall. (Printed correction says Kathy Ragland's son...)
Calendar. Compiled by Paul Rice, Page 11
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 11
First things First. Give Working Families a Much-Needed Break, Page 11
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