Social Welfare

Sunday Video: Why We’re Seeing Mass Layoffs in the US But Not the UK

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https://youtu.be/HaraFkhonFo Vox explains why the United States is seeing employment plummet amidst the pandemic while the United Kingdom has not experienced the same level of...

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....

We’re Closer Than Ever To Progressive Tax Reform In Washington State

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On Wednesday, the state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its updated revenue forecast, and in doing so kicked off one of the most...
Seven passengers wait to board a Sound Transit bus. (Photo courtesy of Sound Transit)

Sound Transit Fare Enforcement Reform Still Fraught, Pilot Coming Along With Fare Changes

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Sound Transit has been grappling with fare enforcement reimagination for the past two years in the wake of racial equity and social justice concerns,...

Seattle Council Postpones Business Tax Debate Over Protests of Morales and Sawant

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Council President M. Lorena González has postponed budget committee meetings on the big business tax proposal sponsored by Councilmembers Kshama Sawant and Tammy Morales until...

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...

Black Faith Leaders Urge Seattle to Fund 1,000 New Affordable Homes in the Central...

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Calling for a "Central Area Housing Plan" that seeks to remedy decades of gentrification that have displaced Black residents from Seattle's Central District, last...

National Social Housing Plan Urges Creation of 12 Million of Homes

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Since the Reagan administration, the federal government has gotten out of the game of producing social housing itself. A new report titled "The Case...