Despite “Suspension,” Encampment Sweeps Continue in the Chinatown-International District

Nick Patterson

by Erica C. Barnett People wheeling suitcases, lugging hand baskets, and pushing grocery carts trailed slowly out of a large homeless encampment on South Weller Street Thursday morning, passing through police barricades and a crowd of onlookers as the city’s Navigation Team removed an encampment that, as recently as last weekend, included nearly 70 tents.…

Citywide Campaign Seeks to Bring Socially Distantancing Seattleites Closer

by Elizabeth Turnbull Seattle Together, a community response plan run by the City of Seattle, launched today, May 21, as a way for residents to share stories, resources, events, and connect virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the City.  “The short version is Seattle Together is a city-wide campaign to sort of combat feelings…

Disaster Progressivism: Having the Guts to Imagine More

by Sarah Stuteville  I’ve only ever taken one economics course, back in undergrad. I got a D. After 15 years, I found myself ruminating on that class, and an argument I had with the economics professor who taught it, while distress-drinking on a recent Friday. As has become usual in the past few months, I…

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Share Your Story: A Social for Filipinx Professionals, The Golden Age Hip Hop Art Expo, SLOW Ride, & More!

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SUPER-IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: TWISS as we know it is going away. “Noooooo!” You say. And to that we say, “Fear not!” The Emerald is getting a new website and with it a calendar that will make submitting events to us super convenient for you and very easy for us to publish. That means we can feature…

Community Comes Together to Question White Center Quarantine Site

Ari Robin McKenna

Typically, democracy suffers when a state of emergency is declared, but White Center’s response to a quarantine site being prepared on an especially populous street has led to a mobilization uniting community members amidst a pandemic. Early last week, King County declared a state of emergency as confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus began to…

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Food Banks On The Front Line Of Serving Virus-Vulnerable Neighbors

by Emerald Staff While many people are stockpiling canned goods, toilet paper and disinfectant wipes, local food banks are having to pivot to ensure that our most vulnerable neighbors are able to get food. Since the coronavirus reached Seattle, there are reports that some routine food items donated to food banks by grocery stores are…

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