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October 8, 2014
Vol: 21 No: 41


  • A country unravels - the end of the American dream

    By Rosette Royale , Interim Editor

    In “The Unwinding,” George Packer tells the story of a country fractured by economic inequality, where the forces that held us together are coming apart (Read more...)

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  • October 1, 2014
    Vol: 21 No: 40


  • Venture Socialist, Introvert

    By George Howland, Jr. , Acting Assistant Editor

    Kshama Sawant helped raise the minimum wage. Now she wants more affordable housing. The City Councilmember says she's shy. But that won't stop her from taking on affordable housing and SHA in particular. (Read more...)

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  • September 24, 2014
    Vol: 21 No: 39


  • Hundreds condemn SHA plan to raise rents

    By Aaron Burkhalter , Staff Reporter

    In a raucous meeting, hundreds of SHA residents and supporters denounce a proposed rent increase they say would jeopardize housing. (Read more...)

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  • September 17, 2014
    Vol: 21 No: 38


  • Real Change @ 20: Looking back, looking ahead

    By Timothy Harris , Executive Director

    Every month, more than 325 homeless and low-income people earn money and build confidence by selling Real Change. We bring you community voices you won’t hear elsewhere and quality, in-depth reporting on stories often left out of other papers. (Read more...)

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  • September 10, 2014
    Vol: 21 No: 37


  • A Catch-22 for Burien's Homeless

    By Aaron Burkhalter , Staff Reporter

    South King County city cracks down on offensive body odor and public bathing in libraries and parks (Read more...)

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  • September 3, 2014
    Vol: 21 No: 36


  • Special Report: Protesting SHA rent hikes, a community plans to be heard

    By Aaron Burkhalter , Staff Reporter

    Faced with proposed rent hikes, immigrants, refugees in SHA housing come together and speak out (Read more...)

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  • August 27, 2014
    Vol: 21 No: 35


  • Tent with a view: Nickelsville gets new digs

    By Aaron Burkhalter , Staff Reporter

    Nickelsville splintered into separate camps last year. This week, residents will all move onto the same site (Read more...)

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  • August 20, 2014
    Vol: 21 No: 34


  • Choice cuts. Metro offers cities their bus routes back - for a price.

    By Rosette Royale , Interim Editor

    Metro is seeking cities willing to 'buy back' bus service. For many, the price is too high (Read more...)

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  • August 13, 2014
    Vol: 21 No: 33


  • Campsite crackdowns on the rise

    By Aaron Burkhalter , Staff Reporter

    The city of Seattle is clearing more illegal campsites than ever, forcing homeless people into a life on the move (Read more...)

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  • August 6, 2014
    Vol: 21 No: 32


  • How to Build a Girl: Caitlin Moran on her new book

    via: By Gary Ryan / The Big Issue in the North - UK

    Inspired by the Riot Grrrl movement of the 1990s, British journalist Caitlin Moran’s best-selling book, “How To Be A Woman,” brought feminism back into popular culture, with added jokes to boot. Moran’s new novel, “How To Build A Girl,” was inspired by the modern pressures facing her teenage daughters (Read more...)

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