Social Welfare

Midweek Video: Texas’s Power Disaster Is a Warning Sign for the US

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https://youtu.be/Zcrsgdl_hP0 In this short video, Vox explains how Texas' March electric energy failure could be just the tip of the iceberg for America going forward....

Chauvin Convicted, but the Struggle for Justice and Black Lives Continues

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Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's conviction for murdering George Floyd led many to breath a sigh of relief. It was the first time a...

Sunday Video: Skid Row, Explained

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https://youtu.be/rKo8Sv99MkM Los Angeles’ Skid Row was not an inevitability, it was a policy. Johnny Harris explains how this district of tragic poverty came to be....

Coalition Urges Mayor to Extend the Eviction Moratorium

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At month's end, the eviction moratorium is scheduled to expire, which would put thousands of tenants at risk. A broad coalition spearheaded by the...
Mayor Durkan with Ferris wheel and Seattle waterfront in background

Durkan Is Botching Homelessness Policy and Blaming Journalists for the News

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“My constituents are mad. All of Seattle is mad, and to be honest, I’m mad too," Councilmember Tammy Morales said in a statement Friday....

Regional Homelessness Authority Still Adrift as CEO Pick Declines Job

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After months of delay, King County's Regional Homelessness Authority was supposed to get its Chief Executive Officer. There's just one problem. The consensus pick,...
A Metro bus operating on a snowy Beacon Hill. (Owen Pickford)

Metro Previews Policy Updates for System Growth and Equity Focus

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Updates to King County Metro's key policy documents have been delayed due to Covid-induced impacts, but the agency hopes to complete them this year...

Midweek Video: The Case for Federal Transit Operations Support

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https://vimeo.com/504477662 It this short video, TransitCenter highlights the inequity of America’s public transportation systems both in term of social and environmental justice. TransitCenter argues that...