Social Justice

Social Justice

How neighbors are replacing blight with thriving local businesses

Editor's Note: This article was produced by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, as part of its Community-Scaled Economy Initiative, which produces research and partners with…

Podcast: Why are black, queer and trans youth more at risk for homelessness?

Last year's Count Us In survey, a daylong census of homeless and unstably housed youth and young adults in King County, found that 32 percent…

How to help the youngest homeless kids

The state may undertake a sweeping count of the number of homeless kids from birth through 10 years old. A bill sponsored by┬áRep. Jake Fey,…

Teen wage bills to get new examination

The public will get to have its say Wednesday on two bills to allow teens to be paid slightly less than the minimum wage for…

Prospects for statewide $12 minimum wage may be improving

Several supporters of an increase in Washington's minimum wage made a show of playing "bingo" Monday during a House Labor Committee hearing on the proposal.…

Central Co-op adopts $15 an hour minimum wage

About 24 hours after President Barack Obama floated the idea of a national wage hike in his State of the Union address, Seattle’s Central Co-op…

Bills percolating to help homeless students in state schools

A bill is in the works to put a state official in charge of tackling the problems of homeless students in Washington's schools. The Washington…

Politics of minimum wage, sick leave have some surprises

Bills to create a $12 per hour minimum wage and mandatory sick leave for most workers are in motion in the Washington House and Senate.…

Police privacy law complicates plan for body cameras

On Wednesday afternoon, in a meeting of the public safety, civil rights and technology committee at Seattle City Hall, little known police intelligence auditor Mark…