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One Seattle plan brings departments & volunteers together to address graffiti

Graffiti removal

Some people view graffiti as artistic expression, while others say its vandalism. But since 70% of reported graffiti targets city property, city departments - Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and Seattle Department of Transportation - are working together to combat graffiti.

 

Children’s Film Festival Seattle steals the spotlight

Images from films in the Children's Film Fest

Children’s Film Festival Seattle runs through Feb. 12 and features more than 150 films from 40 countries, plus workshops and interactive shows for kids (and parents) of all ages. 

 

The evolution of Shaina Shepherd

Shaina Shepherd

“I have been forced to actually become the change I want to see in the world. And it’s really hard.” Musician Shaina Shepherd says music is activism, and as people looked to her amid the 2020 protests, she and her work began to change.

 

Lawmakers explore "Missing Middle" to address housing shortage

Townhomes in Seattle

Washington is facing a housing affordability crisis statewide. To address the pressing issue, lawmakers in Olympia are considering a bill that would allow fourplexes in most cities’ residential areas. City Inside/Out looks into the “Missing Middle” Housing debate.

 

Community Stories: Those Who Helped Us

Graphic novel image of a girl reaching for a basketball through barbed wire

“Those Who Helped Us” shares the story of locals who helped Japanese Americans wrongly incarcerated during World War II. Told through the eyes of fictitious characters Sumiko and Yuri, the graphic novel depicts how the charity and solidarity from non-Japanese neighbors and friends in the Seattle area helped victims find some solace in this kindness.

To purchase the graphic novel, visit the Wing Luke Museum's marketplace.

 

2022 in award-winning photos

Seattle Times photos of the year

The Seattle Times annual Pictures of the Year takes you on a visual tour of our region. Photo and video journalists share the most joyful, heartbreaking, and jaw-dropping moments they captured in 2022 and how they did it. 

 

Undecided about the social housing initiative? Hear from people for & against I-135.

City Inside/Out guests pose on set

Only 15% of registered voters in Seattle have cast their vote in this month's special election. Initiative 135 is a measure that, if approved, would have Seattle create a new social housing development authority. If you'd like to learn more about I-135 and hear from advocates and opponents, tune in to this recent City Inside/Out episode. And be sure to turn in your ballot by this Tuesday, Feb. 14th!