LEST WE FORGET | American dreams stop with disparity in quality of education

Kelly Williams-Bolar simply wanted a choice for her children. She wanted them to have an education worthy of their potential, and so, she lied. In the eyes of the law, this case is cut-and-dry.

OUTSIDE CITY HALL | Beyond neighborhood planning: New strategies needed for a democratic voice

Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin talks about being socially and environmentally responsible, and responsive to neighborhoods...

THE BOTTOM LINE | 2.7-plus is a must for African-American students

We have started another school year, and though some kids are eager to be a part of the educational experience, others dread going back into an environment that is embarrassing and humiliating to them because they cannot read or write. 

THE BOTTOM LINE | What would Martin Luther King Jr. do?

Most of the problems that we face as human beings are difficult to figure out because we cannot all agree on a formula that would satisfy more than one side. But what if you had a situation where the formula was simple and it would be easy to get agreement on how to use it?

OUTSIDE CITY HALL | Park districts not solution to ailing system

Everyone agrees Seattle’s parks system is in dire financial straits, with more than $270 million in “deferred” maintenance.

REVISITING THE PARK | A particularly good talent

In the late 1950s, a group of us who grew up in Madison Park fulfilled our duty for Uncle Sam.