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Nikkita Oliver: A True Inspiration

People’s Party could be a new ongoing force in Seattle politics by George Howland Jr. Win or lose, educator-lawyer-poet-activist Nikkita Oliver’s mayoral campaign was truly inspirational. At the moment, Oliver is in third place trailing urbanist Cary Moon by a … Continue reading

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Public Bank for Seattle; pipe dream or can it work here?

Neil Powers looks into some of the pros and cons of creating one here in Seattle (Special note:  Outside City Hall was going to post this story later accompanying it with another post examining the legal and constitutional issues some … Continue reading

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Outside City Hall for 2nd year joins over 30 other TV, Radio, and Print news sites covering the region’s homeless crisis

Here are five stories from authors with years of direct experience working with the homeless and addressing homeless issues that often go overlooked  Today, as we did last year, Outside City Hall is participating in a area-wide news media blitz … Continue reading

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Where do you go when the land under your home is sold and your home is worthless?

Ishbel Dickens writes about the plight of state’s mobile home park residents: Imagine dreaming the American dream and living it – you are a low-income household or a senior living alone after the death of your spouse – you dream … Continue reading

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Cat Mary

Rebekah Demirel offers a personal look at homelessness and how we all are irrevocably bound to the plight of those affected by this crisis     There is a basic humanity in everyone and set of feelings cutting across all … Continue reading

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Homeless on wheels

The Rev. Bill Kirlin-Hackett writes about the lack of government response to the growing percent of the County’s unsheltered living in vehicles Every year “Point in Time” homeless counts remain part of the national efforts to end homelessness. In years … Continue reading

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Homeless camps are good: we need more of them

David Baum, tireless homeless advocate, writes about his experiences assisting in the camps and those who depend upon them Organized camps are a good solution to the problem of how to care for homeless people while there is not enough … Continue reading

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