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Aug 24 earwig commented on AEGLive Attempts to Feed the Bumbershoot Beast via "Discovery and Exploration".
Bumbershoot had some definite hiccups last year, one being the extreme reduction of food stands.
Aug 8 earwig commented on Here's Matt Hickey on FetLife, Looking for "Sluts" in Vegas.
Good going, Stranger - keep shining a light on this creepy rapist. He's probably getting off on all this talk about him, but the tide will change. Can't wait til the tables are turned.
Jun 7 earwig commented on That Text to Sally Bagshaw Wasn't the First Time the Mayor Threatened to Stop All Encampment Sweeps.
There probably aren't many places where an encampment is truly dangerous. Too close to the street or on a steep hillside above the freeway, yes. The focus on sweeps is driven by the people who are embarrassed by physical evidence that people are living in such poverty in our wealthy city, and it takes focus away from really dealing with the root causes of homelessness. Dealing with that would be a change those folks really couldn't abide.
Jun 6 earwig commented on In Frantic Texts, Mayor Threatened to "Pull Police Off Enforcement" If Council Moved Forward with Jungle Plan.
Murray's turnaround on the "compassionate"-but-only-two-week outreach by UGM was a little confounding. Thanks for digging up the backstory, Stranger. Both Murray's and Lindsay's comments are offensive, Murray's for his money mindboggling threats and Lindsey's for his sexist "protection" of Sally Bagshaw.
May 24 earwig commented on As Outreach Begins in the Jungle, Council Members and Advocates Criticize Mayor's Plan to Sweep the Area.
Six out of 58 is not an encouraging number this far into the sweeps. It's possible some people will be housed or will be persuaded to go to shelter. It's also likely that a large number of people will be on the streets - an outcome that doesn't help them at all.
Feb 7 earwig commented on Three Things Seattle Is Doing About Homelessness.
Izzy @14, I heart you very much. Yes, the recession is the part that commonly gets forgotten as a precursor to the increases in numbers of people experiencing homelessness.
Jan 12 earwig commented on The Local Artist Who Made the Broadway Smurf Turds Recommended Getting Rid of Them Months Ago.
Dongho Chang is a bike rider, and a city treasure.
Dec 21, 2015 earwig commented on City Sweeps of Homeless Encampments Continue to Increase.
Well said, Tim Harris; ""There’s this perennial issue whenever the city does sweeps," Harris said. "They want to pay for more outreach workers… but the reality is the pipeline for services is so overwhelmed they don't really have anywhere meaningful to get people to. The shorthand for that is 'outreach to nowhere.'"
Oct 14, 2015 earwig commented on The Stranger's Endorsements for the November 2015 General Election! (Plus Cheat Sheet!).
I think you've drunk the mayoral Koolaid on Bradburd vs. Gonzalez. Bradburd isn't a NIMBY.
Mar 31, 2015 earwig commented on All the Secret Good Stuff at Pike Place Market.
Is this the Stranger or a Chamber of Commerce brochure?