New Mayor, Old Challenges: Ed Murray Promises Wage Reform and a Model Police Force
Raymond Murphy discusses the new Mayor’s first line of business with the embattled Seattle Police Department: hiring a new police chief.
Bertha: On the Pipe
Jeff Stevens remains in snarky light concerning Bertha.
Gun Control Initiatives Shape Up for the New Year
Marijuana, gay marriage, minimum wage and–gun control? Raymond Murphy considers the position of Seattle and Washington State as a leader in legislation.
Cancel the Tunnel
Jeff Stevens makes the case for canceling the SR 99 tunnel project.
The Dawn of District Elections
What will the new district-based city council elections mean for Seattle? Raymond Murphy considers.
Philippe Aigrain’s Sharing: Toward a Sustainable Internet
Philippe Aigrain’s book Sharing lays out a case for a more equitable Internet.
Denizens and Citizens
The publisher makes some notes on local civics.
Opening Up the Star
Starting today, we begin to “open” up the Star with a new series of Open Knowledge texts.
Visiting First Place School: Reflections on Other-centric Education, Private Education, & Identity
During my visit to First Place School I am distracted. Dawn Mason, a former WA State Representative, leads me through the halls on an informal tour. Her flowing skirt brushes against the walls as she walks. This place is another kind of home to her.
The Campaign Documentary Arrives in Seattle
Seattle screening of Christie Herring, Marc Smolowitz and Brook Holston’s look into the groundbreaking fight against California’s anti-gay marriage proposition 8, The Campaign. Thursday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m., SIFF Film Center.
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