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Outside City Hall is a column by John Fox and Carolee Colter of the Seattle Displacement Coalition that has been appearing in Pacific Publishing newspapers and elsewhere since 2004. This web site was recently established to further inform the public of these important issues.
Award-winning journalist George Howland Jr.is writing opinion pieces and local news stories for this site under his own editorial direction.
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Category Archives: Personal Essays
Serina offers her thoughts on helping serve meals to the homeless at the “PopUp Kitchen” I walked up to him, asking if he’d had enough to eat. I couldn’t understand his reply. He was standing by himself, far away from … Continue reading
Neil Powers memorial services October 6th 3pm Seattle First Baptist Church – former aid to Peter Steinbrueck, GLBT activist, housing and homeless advocate, and good friend of mine
It came as terrible shock to all of us who had the good fortune to know and work with Neil Powers, especially those of us who have maintained longstanding and close friendships with him. Two weeks ago Neil Powers passed … Continue reading
Ray Jackson passes away at age 83; Husky football legend, community leader, role model and coach of mine
Husky Rose Bowl great made decades-long contributions beyond football and should be remembered for his early role in the fight for racial equality in the school’s sports program – John Fox reprinted from April edition of City Living and other … Continue reading
An excerpt from her new book: “Nothing’s for Nothing” (Rose Hip Press) by Rebekah Demirel, Contributing Writer My brother David wasn’t around by the time I was born. He was eighteen years older than me, and from the time he … Continue reading