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Real Change Newspaper
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January 30, 2008, Vol. 15, No. 6
- Deal Dead at Ballard Apts? [Lock Vista Apartments]. Philanthropist landlords’ bid to sell has disrupted lives, tenants say…Tad Van Patten is a tenant leader at Lock Vista, where one-quarter of the units have gone vacant since last summer. Page 5. Photo by Mark Sullo
- Hot Rocks. The Earth’s heat could be the next big source of renewable energy, says engineer and former Port of Seattle commissioner Lawrence Molloy. Molloy: “It is as in the 1990s with the wind farms.” Page 4. Photo by Luke McGuff
- Change Agent: Eva Walker, Page 3
- Vendor of the Week: James Fuller, Page 9. Photo by JP Gritton
- Entreat the State: Assistance from the Washington legislature could help end homelessness. Page 2
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State money can help end homelessness now. Affordable housing is vanishing. Poverty is worsening. What can the legislature do? By Mia Wells, Page 2
Director’s Corner by Timothy Harris, Page 2 [RE: Homeless encampment clearances / sweeps]
Change Agent: Eva Walker, Page 3
- Picture: In harmony: Eva Walker puts her talents to good use.
- Photo by Revel Nt
Just Heard…Page 3
- Condo quandry. [SHB 2014, SB 5031] by Cydney Gillis
- Policing the cops. [RE: Seattle Police Department’s Office of Professional Accountability] by Cydney Gillis
Drivers reject union contract [Metro transit] by R.V. Murphy, Page 3
Fewer hours, more need. [RE: Family and Adult Service Center FASC] by Rosette Royale, Page 3, 6
Geothermal heats up. Initially costly, a form of clean energy is gaining new attention by Susanna Pehrson, Page 4
- Picture: Former Port of Seattle commissioner Lawrence Molloy says that heat energy underlying parts of Washington could become, in the next few decades, a massive source of renewable energy.
- Photo by Luke McGuff
For the owners, it’s just business. Condo deal may be dead, but tenants are still ruffled by Cydney Gillis, Page 5
- Picture: Tad Van Patten is a leader within a tenants’ organization at Lock Vista, the Ballard building that faces an uncertain future. More than 50 tenants of the 191-unit complex have moved out since plans for a condo conversion were announced last year.
- Photo by Mark Sullo
Recognizing the “soul wound” of war. Therapist encourages veterans to eschew meds for “holistic” approach by JP Gritton, Pages 5, 10
- Picture: Soul Wound: Dr. Ed Tick applies Western and Eastern healing modalities to aid ailing vets.
- Photo courtesy of Paula Griffin
Trespass procedures get hearing by Adam Hyla, Page 6
- Picture: John Bayly to city: Don’t take what’s left of my life.
- Photo by Andrea Lee
Vendor of the Week: James Fuller by JP Gritton, Page 9
A Golden Moment of Hope. Novelist Tahmima Anam on the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 by Robin Lindley, Pages 7, 11
- Picture: Inspired by the revolutionary activities of her parents and grandmother, Tahmima Anam drew on accounts of the Bangladeshi war of independence from Pakistan to write A Golden Age.
- Photo by Zahedul I. Khan
Longing for Single Name Status. Book Review: Tell Borges If You See Him: Tales of Contemporary Somnambulism by Peter LaSalle. Review by Alex Freeburg, Page 8
Book Review: The Best American Comics 2007. Edited by Chris Ware, Series Editor Anna Elizabeth Moore. Review by Rosette Royale, Page 8
Poem: Normal Living by Elizabeth Romero, Page 8
Adventures in Irony. Great ideas, mediocre minds by © Dr. Wes Browning, Page 9
Faith, Culture, Politics. Life at the edge of total war by Rev. Rich Lang, Page 9
Street Watch. Compiled by Emma Quinn, Page 9
Poem: Children’s Hour: Colorado, 1999 / Virginia, 2007 by Anitra Freeman, Page 10
Calendar, Page 12
- Picture: David Domke, UW Professor and author of The God Strategy: How Religion Became A Political Weapon. Iranian American Community Alliance is hosting a lecture with guests David Domke and Arzoo Osanloo, author of There are No Ladies Here: Women’s Rights and Politics in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Picture: 2,631 and counting… [One Night Count]
Seattle Human Services Department deputy director Alan Painter briefs a team of volunteers walking through a section of downtown Seattle finding homeless people sleeping outside in sub-freezing temperatures in the early morning hours of Jan. 25, 2008. Two thousand six hundred and thirty-one people are living outside in King County, according to the count. The ranks of the homeless appear to be growing: approximately 900 volunteers canvassing streets, parks, greenbelts, and buses found 15 percent more people in areas that had been counted last year. Thousands more are in nightly shelters.
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