On 12 May 2018 protesters gathered at Seattle Central College to champion a $75 million employee head tax. The protesters also criticized Amazon for threatening to reconsider aspects of its corporate presence in Seattle should the tax pass and efforts by Mayor Jenny Durkan to reduce the tax. March on
[Note: This is an old photo essay. I held off on posting it because I first checked to see if there was any interest in the photos. The Yakima Herald [http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/norse-peak-jolly-mountain-fire-update-for-sept/article_d42c5fde-9b69-11e7-93d5-b70628d14f08.html] seems like a good source for updates on the Jolly
On 4 July 2017, friends, family, and supporters gathered at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion to congratulate more than 500 people on becoming U.S. citizens. The ceremony was a powerful reminder that people from all over the world still believe that America offers the potential for life, liberty, and
On Sunday 18 June 2017, Charleena Lyles contacted the Seattle Police Department (SPD) for assistance related to a burglary at her Sand Point home. According to multiple reports, including audio released by the SPD [http://www.seattlepi.com/local/crime/article/SPD-releases-audio-of-Charleena-Lyles-shooting-11230410.php] (links to audio at seattlepi), two white
On Wednesday 3 May 2017, I read in The Stranger’s events calendar [http://www.thestranger.com/events/24836494/studio-supper-julian-hagood-of-harrys-fine-foods] that Harry’s Fine Foods [http://www.thestranger.com/locations/24610945/harrys-fine-foods] was preparing the meal for an On the Boards Studio Supper [http://www.ontheboards.org/studio-suppers] on Thursday.
It’s Pride Month [https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/], and Seattle is enthusiastically taking part in the celebrations. I live on Capitol Hill, where support for the LGBT community is always proudly displayed. But residents and businesses have kicked that already visible support into overdrive; there are LGBT flags
On 1 June 2017, President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Not surprisingly, that prompted discussions about the future of international efforts to confront climate change and whether the United States would continue to play a role in those efforts or be sidelined.
On 4 June 2017, runners, walkers, and their friends (many of the four-legged variety) enjoyed a beautiful day of friendly competition at the Run & Walk with Pride 4k/10k [http://www.runwalkwithpride.org], which was held at Seattle’s Seward Park. Seattle Frontrunners [http://www.runwalkwithpride.org/general-info/], “one of
On Saturday 22 April 2017, people gathered in Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park to participate in Seattle’s March for Science. According to the Seattle Times, the crowd numbered in the thousands [http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/seattle-march-for-science-draws-thousands-on-earth-day-including-a-nobel-prize-winner/] . As could be expected, the signs were clever and represented
On Thursday 6 April 2017, Andrew McCarthy – actor, author, director – visited Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Company [http://www.elliottbaybook.com] to read from and discuss his debut novel, ‘Just Fly Away’. The story is about Lucy, a fifteen-year-old girl who decides to explore some family secrets after learning that