Sinclair-owned KOMO putting out an anti-homeless people pieceHave any of you seen this documentary by Komo?
Seattle is Dying
I started noticing tent cities like this around 10 years ago, but remember it getting particularly bad in certain areas around 2013 or so. I moved to the eastside in 2016, but every time I head into Seattle I see more and more tent camps and garbage dumps like those in the video. I was surprised to see how much more had popped up in the U District when I drove through a few months ago.
So you think it's all just propaganda and all of the people on the streets are just run-of-the-mill homeless folks?
Wake me up when KOMO runs a similar documentary about the rampant wealth inequality in this city, the complete lack of mental health resources, and the national predatory capitalistic conditions that often lead to said homelessness.So you think it's all just propaganda and all of the people on the streets are just run-of-the-mill homeless folks?
My brother got caught up in this sick world before he died and the talk about universal drug addiction and rampant theft amongst the tent camps definitely rings pretty true to me.
That's a good response with many important points, but if I were to reply the author's initial question:Wake me up when KOMO runs a similar documentary about the rampant wealth inequality in this city, the complete lack of mental health resources, and the national predatory capitalistic conditions that often lead to said homelessness.
And if you want a less snarky response, read this: https://crosscut.com/2019/03/6-reasons-why-komos-take-homelessness-wrong-one
I would say that most people in the community care about the danger is poses to their families and friends.
Paseo I have covered from the SoDo location before Mariners games :)
2nd the La Isla recommendation, but Skillet isn't in Ballard anymore sadly.
Doesn't surprise me. It was that weird street you only go to when you have to park or go to the library. I liked that location because I'm old and cranky and there was never a line.
Just saw that, damn, few blocks away from where I work.Yikes. Crane collapsed on mercer in South Lake union. Seattle PI claiming four killed.
Their reporting and website are terribad but I sort of hope they're wrong this time - at least about fatalities as they initially reported no injuries.
I noticed a couple of unusually weird gusts of wind this afternoon. It's a funny thing about Seattle that it almost never experiences strong wind. Growing up in Scotland gale force winds were common to the point of becoming part of our play activity - we'd make mini parachutes and kites. We'd frequently be able to open our coats and lean at 45 degrees like hurricane reporters.
Oh man, I remember when I was in exchange in Glasgow in 2010 we had a huge gale force come through, I tried to walk outside and it felt like pushing an invisible wall to get Greggs.I noticed a couple of unusually weird gusts of wind this afternoon. It's a funny thing about Seattle that it almost never experiences strong wind. Growing up in Scotland gale force winds were common to the point of becoming part of our play activity - we'd make mini parachutes and kites. We'd frequently be able to open our coats and lean at 45 degrees like hurricane reporters.
Washington experienced an all time record of wildfires in 2018, with smoke clouding much of the state. According to officials, 2019 will be worse.
“Unfortunately, we are likely to see even more significant fires and more significant smoke this year,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz. “Last year, we had 1,850 fires total. The most our state has ever had on record — 40 percent of those fires west of the Cascades. The season really got started in early May and went well through October.”
“Given the (current) drought conditions, we’ve already had over 300 fires to date this year, with 50 percent of those west of the Cascades,” she said. “In fact, we saw our fires starting as early as the second week of March, which frankly is unprecedented in our state.”
Our new normal.You thought the smoke was bad last year? It's likely going to be even worse this year:
Every year I say that this is the year we get an AC system and every year I forget.
Take a walk around Green Lake and watch everyone else.Hey guys, I'm in Seattle for a solo trip and it was fun! I have a flight tomorrow at 10pm to go home, however I have to check out of my Airbnb by 12pm. Any recommendations on what I can from basically 12pm-8pm? Like areas I can just kind of kick back, people watch that isn't too awkward. I did all the typical touristy stuff like the space needle, pike place market, walked around capital hill, visited coffee shops, etc. I might do it again however I'm open to anything!
The Five Point Cafe
Hot dog with cream cheese.
What kind of music are you looking for?Hi Seattle ERA! I will be in town July 4-7 and wanted to ask about some recommendations for the following items:
I'll be there for a wedding, but looking for things to do during free time :)
- Brunch places
- Contemporary Art (I've been to the Henry Art Gallery, so exhibition spaces with work similar to that!)
- Dive bars
- Cocktail lounges
- Fancy/swanky restaurants
- Bars or clubs with great music (preferably without cover)
- Must-try city specific food items