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Yes! Magazine: Affordable Housing

Yes! Magazine’s Bailey Williams speaks with fellow reporter Chris Winters about looking at affordable housing solutions from different angles in the multi-faceted housing crisis. To find out more, check out the article “Tiny Houses Alone Can’t Solve the Housing Crisis. But Here’s What Can“.

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Yes! Magazine: Sanctuary Policies and Deportation

We have some new information about how the US government is addressing deportations. According to a new study from the Pew Research center, nationwide deportations made by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in 2017 increased 30% from the previous year. These increases are not distributed evenly. In regions where city and state governments worked hand-in-hand with ICE, deportations increased more than 75%. In regions where sanctuary policies are more prevalent, increases remained relatively low. YES! Magazine’s Bailey Williams speaks with magazine fellow Micheal Dax who wrote the article “A Year Later, Fewer Deportations in Cities That Adopted ‘Welcoming’ Policies“.

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Yes! Magazine: Students Against Violence Everywhere

While lawmakers continue to argue over gun laws, student across the nation have been actively organizing to reduce student violence in their schools. Students Against Violence Everywhere has established 100’s of clubs throughout 40 states. There offer programs focused on reducing youth violence at schools and in their communities. YES! Magazine’s Bailey Williams interviews magazine fellow Kevon Paynter who wrote on this movement in the article “Students Look Beyond Gun Control Laws to Prevent Violence—and It’s Working“.

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Yes! Magazine: Farming From a Shipping Container

Up next is a story from Yes! Magazine about a different take on farming. Yes! Magazine’s Bailey Williams and Isabelle Morrison discuss why some people grow food in shipping containers. To find out more, check out the article on Yes! Magazine’s website, “Why This Montana Farmer Grows Food Year-Round in Shipping Containers“.

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Yes! Magazine: Native Photographer Reflects on His Time at Standing Rock

Yes! Magazine’s Bailey Williams speaks with Josue Rivas, an award winning photographer and film director, who specializes in challenging the main stream narrative of indigenous people.  In Yes! Magazine’s Spring 2018 “decolonize” issue, he published a photo essay about his time at Standing Rock. In this interview, Rivas reflects on his time at Standing Rock and discusses his larger project, titled “Standing Strong”.

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Yes! Magazine: Fighting Homelessness With The Block Project

Yes! Magazine’s Bailey Williams speaks with Valerie Schloredt about her article in the magazine’s Spring 2018 “decolonize” issue, on what a neighborhood project is doing to address homelessness.

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Yes! Magazine: Restaurant Featuring Grandma Chefs from Around the World

What foods and thoughts come to mind when you think of your grandma’s meals? Imagine going to a restaurant where grandmas are the chief chefs. YES! Magazine’s Bailey Williams speaks with reporter Shaima Shamdeen about Staton Island’s Enotecha Maria restaurant. The first floor of the restaurant features grandma’s Italian food and the second floor offers rotating grandma chefs from around the world. To find out more, check out YES! Magazine’s online article, “The Restaurant Where Grandmas Cook to Share Their Cultures“.

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Yes! Magazine: Multiracial Families

What happens when white parents adopt black children and move to black neighborhoods? YES! Magazine’s Bailey Williams interviews the magazine’s contributor Angela Tucker about this topic, based on the magazine’s article, “What Happens When White Parents Adopt Black Children and Move to Black Neighborhoods“.

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Military Gear and Local Law Enforcement in our Region

The Trump Administration is rolling back Obama-era restrictions on the federal government giving military gear to local police forces. KBCS contributing reporter, James Trimarco spoke with former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper about what this means for our region.

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Sanctuary Services for Undocumented Immigrants

Legal representation for undocumented immigrants is a large need to fill. In April, the King County Council approved funding to assist this need. Even with the county’s funding, a gap remains. At a recent YES! Magazine panel, immigrant experts gathered to discuss support for sanctuary services and legal support. This four-part series features excerpts from various speakers from the event.

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