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“Wild, wild West”: We can’t keep going this direction

The latest Danny Westneat column is bleak. Business owners, residents, and visitors alike are reeling from the “wild, wild West” that Pioneer Square has become. There is no question what has gone wrong here. In a knee-jerk move, the Seattle City Council cut the police department’s budget leading to...

Change the status quo

The first day of school arrived last week and still the school district had not cleared the encampment of homeless individuals by Broadview-Thompson K-8 School. Parents are upset and why shouldn’t they be? At the same time, the Seattle Times Editorial Board called on the city to ensure that...

Is $216 million enough to address homelessness in Seattle?

If you had $216 million, what would you to do address homelessness? KOMO reports the City of Seattle now has a record $216 million to spend on homelessness this year and with about 8,000 people unsheltered, the city should be poised to make a serious dent in the number...

‘We’re better than this’: Gun violence trends higher

KUOW sums it up: “Whatever statistic you look at, one thing is clear: gun violence continues to trend ever higher in Seattle.” So let’s check the statistics KUOW reported, as provided by Seattle’s interim police chief, Adrian Diaz: There have been 150 more shootings in 2021 than in 2019....

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