Black women, Black Trans women, and MURDER

Black women, Black Trans women, and MURDER

In 2020, 350 Transgender people were killed worldwide. A fifth of them were in their own homes, and 44 of these killings happened here in the United States. This year has already produced a more than 100% increase in these murders in this country, and we

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Green River Killer's youngest victim can finally rest in peace

Green River Killer's youngest victim can finally rest in peace

On January 25, the King County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit and DNA Doe Project (DDP) identified one of the Green River Killer's victims, Wendy Stephens, through the use of genetic genealogy.

"What's the motive?": Eastern WA town grapples with potential hate crime following murder of Gay teen, victim's mother seeks justice

"What's the motive?": Eastern WA town grapples with potential hate crime following murder of Gay teen, victim's mother seeks justice

Although I grew up around homophobia, I never quite understood the damage it could do. Like in Friday Night Lights, queer stories remained on the periphery in small towns like the one I grew up in - they were taboo, and best to be avoided entirely.

Capitol Hill in 2020 - Pandemic, protests, and small businesses

Capitol Hill in 2020 - Pandemic, protests, and small businesses

For small businesses on Capitol Hill and across Seattle, two dates in 2020 symbolize the story of this oh-so-bad year: Monday, March 23, when Gov. Inslee announced a two-week shutdown of all nonessential businesses to curtail the spread of the coronavirus

Local journalist faces complex accountability process that appears to show SPD out of compliance with Consent Decree

Local journalist faces complex accountability process that appears to show SPD out of compliance with Consent Decree

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article was first published on the South Seattle Emerald website on 9/16/20 and is reprinted here with permission.]

Homicide at Cal Anderson Park — Two dead as police investigate domestic violence incident

Homicide at Cal Anderson Park — Two dead as police investigate domestic violence incident

Cal Anderson Park was the site of a tragic domestic violence homicide on Wednesday that cost both adult individuals their lives.

Police sweep CHOP out of existence

Police sweep CHOP out of existence

After 24 days of occupation by Black Lives Matter protesters, the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) on Seattle's Capitol Hill is no more.