Seattle can’t be everything to everyone, as many who
can’t afford to live in the city are quickly learning. But that hasn’t
stopped the city from considering whether to be one of the few U.S.
municipalities to have a broadband utility.
Mayor Ed Murray, a former state legislator who represented
Seattle’s 43rd District since October 1995, has left the slow pace of
Olympia’s Capitol far behind and is remaking Seattle to his utopic
vision as quickly as he can.
The recent column “But It’s for the Kids,” by Geov
Parrish, is rife with inaccuracies and misleading statements about the
content and intent of the Seattle Preschool Program.
A recent study from the Seattle University School of Law
found that by making homelessness a crime, cities are actually costing
“No major findings stand in the way of arena
construction,” Mayor Ed Murray said of the Final Environmental Impact
Statement recently released for the project — except for one glaring
omission: public funding.
When news went through school of a movie coming to the
Orpheum Theatre, we counted the days. Back in the 1940s, a black-and-white movie filled us with
anticipation and drowned out any negativity about world events.
There is always a moment when you can feel the ground
shifting under your feet, when you know that things are not going to
stay the way they are and change is on the horizon. That is the way that
I see the change the Martin Luther King County recently made on the
youth jail after young protesters disrupted meetings.
All Seattleites know that May Day demonstrations can get a little rowdy, and this year’s were no exception.