Global Yodel recently caught up with Brandon Hill, whose adorable photos of his son Maddex doing "stunts" throughout Seattle are an Instagram sensation.
Created by muralist Anna-Lisa Notter and commissioned by the Pink Door restaurant, the newly unveiled likeness of Waxie Moon towers over the historic Pike Place market, greeting thousands of tourists from all over the world.
This is not to argue against minimum wage increases as much as to argue that this remedy must not be substituted for reforms at deeper levels.
Global Yodel recently caught up with Instagram star Dan Cole to ask him about his home city of Seattle. He offered some great insight, local tips and beautiful photos.
"Hugo House is such an important community resource, and it's fittingly named in honor of Richard Hugo, a Seattle writer who had a national impact. He's the perfect namesake for a writers' center."
This isn't rocket science. If you put people who are sick in jail instead of a hospital they don't get better; if someone bounces between a cell and the street for years, they'll never find a stable place to live.
While Cassis is known as a fishing village turned touristic haven (and a departure point for dramatic rock faces above the Mediterranean and remarkable inlets along coast, a short distance from Marseille), this essay is hardly a travelogue.
We can get energy from improving technologies as we perform the same useful work more efficiently. Last week, the public utility in Seattle got the green light to buy and sell the energy from energy efficiency just like energy from any other source.
With so many business-hub communities surrounding Seattle (more than a dozen not counting bedroom communities), residents desiring low-cost local services do not have to drive far to find businesses not constrained by the new minimum wage.
The gridlock in Washington - where Congress hasn't boosted the federal minimum wage, stuck at $7.25 an hour, since 2009 - has catalyzed a growing movement in cities and states. Nineteen states now have minimum wages over $7.25 an hour.
I have compiled 25 photographs for this essay -- taken in multiple locations since 2009, including cities on four continents. The photographs are presented in black and white, to better show the contrast between the human and built environment, yet also emphasize the undeniably symmetry between.
Employers are starting to realize that insurers might not be, as they have claimed, "part of the solution" to achieving a more patient-centered health care system. In fact, in some ways they have been part of the problem.
Looking to Start Anew, We Faggots Traveled to the State of Washington.
We've trekked from coast to coast seeking out the best views this country has to offer (tough work, but someone's got to do it).
On our walk to dinner one night, the group discussed work and I was overly focused on not getting the heels of my boots stuck in grates on the ground. As we came past restaurants and stores, I looked up to see a man standing across the street from me holding a cardboard sign: NATIVE AND HOMELESS.