Social Justice

Social Justice

Questions raised about number of minorities receiving alcohol, pot citations

A University of Washington analysis of Seattle Police Department citations for public consumption of alcohol and marijuana suggest that racial disproportionality is perhaps more deeply…

County voters to decide what’s best for kids

King County Council members are adding a bit more heft to this fall’s voting pamphlet, approving a property tax measure that could rake in a possible…

Seattle Council questions housing ideas

Five council members stood next to Mayor Ed Murray as he proudly introduced the 65 recommendations from his housing task group, the Housing Affordability and…

Half of pot citations go to homeless

At the request of the Seattle City Council, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole came to City Hall Monday to address the disproportionate number of marijuana…

The Weekend List: The funkiest party of Pride Weekend. The animals of painter Gaylen Hansen. Thai Curry Simple’s after-dark Pop Up

* Events that are $15 or less The Westerlies * They’re one of the most innovative quartets — two trombones, two trumpets — producing sweeping,…

Guest Opinion: “No future in frontin'” for Dolezal

Are you African American?  If you are, you understand. When Rachael Dolezal was asked about her race she replied, "I don't understand the question." This…

Guest Opinion: Carbon initiative not a good deal for poor

The time has already passed when policies to address climate change could remain focused on the climate track without also addressing the social and racial…

Sawhorse carpenters are customizing Nickelsville

On the lawn outside Franklin High School, an ethnically diverse group of four girls and four boys, students at Franklin and nearby Nova High School,…

To reduce prostitution, Seattle gets experimental

In the north parking lot of the Aurora Avenue Home Depot, a woman loads her car with bags of mulch, two men fill a U-haul…

Yesler Terrace 2.0, this time with private developers

Mayor Ed Murray was on hand to celebrate the opening of Anthem apartments on Tuesday. Anthem is the first private development in the Seattle Housing…

Smartypants guide to the Global Struggle for LGBTQ Equality

While LGBTQ groups have achieved remarkable, rapid progress in many Western democracies, other regions of the world continue to repress and actively discriminate against LGBTQ…

Podcast: Seattle Interagency students on dying young, adversity and the “at-risk” label

Every Thursday morning, new students trudge into the auditorium at the Seattle Interagency Academy. They're handed white binders full of questions that will help school…

Heart of Little Saigon prepares for a makeover

A visitor crossing 12th Avenue at Jackson Street can be forgiven for dismissing the crossroads as an eyesore, an urban jumble of strip-mall architecture, dilapidated infrastructure,…

Kids and the American dream denied. A conversation with author Robert Putnam

Robert Putnam is the Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. His 2000 book Bowling Alone argued that social…

LEAD diversion program: New hope for dealing with low-level crime

“There were several times I shouldn’t have made it out of several situations,” says Misti Barrickman, her voice trembling as she wrings her hands back…

Questions raised about number of minorities receiving alcohol, pot citations

A University of Washington analysis of Seattle Police Department citations for public consumption of alcohol and marijuana suggest that racial disproportionality is perhaps more deeply…