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What does Durkan’s investment in affordable housing mean in the Chinatown International District?

What does Durkan’s investment in affordable housing mean in the Chinatown International District?

Cliff Cawthon January 4, 2018 0

In short, a lot, but we still have a long way to go. Affordable housing has been a major issue for the Chinatown International District’s residents. Before the holiday season, mayor Durkan announced $100

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CID community members discuss affordability, fears of displacement with interim Seattle City Councilmember Harris-Talley

CID community members discuss affordability, fears of displacement with interim Seattle City Councilmember Harris-Talley

Cliff Cawthon November 25, 2017 0

The Chinatown-International District (CID) Coalition (also known as Humbows Not Hotels) hosted a community meeting with City Council member Kirsten Harris-Talley on November 19. Forty community members came to the meeting to discuss their

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CID residents, task force surprised at Navigation Center scheduled July 12 opening

CID residents, task force surprised at Navigation Center scheduled July 12 opening

Cliff Cawthon July 5, 2017 0

The City has announced that a new, low-barrier, 24-hour shelter for the homeless will open on July 12 at the Pearl Warren Building at 606 12th Ave S, near the Little Saigon neighborhood

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Residents, affordable housing advocates raise concerns over CID upzone at City Hall

Residents, affordable housing advocates raise concerns over CID upzone at City Hall

Cliff Cawthon June 6, 2017 0

Overall, public testimony was divided between people cautiously approving the proposed MHA upzone, or demanding a re-approach to the plan. After public comment, Councilmember Rob Johnson invited members of the public to return on

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Chinatown International District community reacts to upzoning, affordable housing plan, and fears of displacement

Chinatown International District community reacts to upzoning, affordable housing plan, and fears of displacement

Cliff Cawthon May 19, 2017 0

Seattle’s Chinatown International District is an iconic place, but due to development pressures, this historic neighborhood could change quickly. Last month, Mayor Ed Murray sent legislation to the Seattle City Council that would require any

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Sen. Bob Hasegawa enters Seattle mayoral race

Sen. Bob Hasegawa enters Seattle mayoral race

Cliff Cawthon May 8, 2017 0

Washington State Sen. Bob Hasegawa today has officially declared his candidacy for the Mayor of Seattle. The longtime South Seattle State Senator has entered the race declaring in a statement that “he believes that

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Councilmember Tim Burgess proposes legislation to regulate Short Term Rentals in Seattle

Councilmember Tim Burgess proposes legislation to regulate Short Term Rentals in Seattle

Cliff Cawthon April 26, 2017 0

The regulation of these short-term rentals is a lesser-known way of tackling the epidemic of housing shortages across the city, particularly in the International District. A 2016 report by Puget Sound Sage examined how

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Daniel Ramirez Medina and the changing situation of DACA

Daniel Ramirez Medina and the changing situation of DACA

Cliff Cawthon March 1, 2017 0

On February 10, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Seattle detained Daniel Ramirez Medina, a young “DREAMer” in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Nationally Medina’s detention has become a symbol of

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Sawant rallies in support of LGBTQ rights and NoDAPL movement

Sawant rallies in support of LGBTQ rights and NoDAPL movement

Cliff Cawthon February 15, 2017 0

On Saturday, February 11, several hundred gathered in Cal Anderson Park in Capitol Hill as Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant led a rally with environmental, indigenous, and LGBTQ activists to denounce the Trump administration

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Jayapal leads Westlake Square Rally to save Affordable Care Act

Jayapal leads Westlake Square Rally to save Affordable Care Act

Cliff Cawthon January 19, 2017 0

On Sunday, January 15, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and supporters of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gathered in downtown’s Westlake Square to defend outgoing President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation from being gutted by

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