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The problem is not just the hideous cookie cutter eyesore of Kendall Yards, but also that we see WC property taxes going up, while our City Council has waived some property tax for the wealthy developers of Kendall Yards. What are people on a fixed income to do? We see the effect of Kendall Yard as out of town developers aided by the neoliberals on City Council demolish low income housing to make a Mega Carwash. We will see this more and more as developers, read gentrifiers, on City Council continue to drive poor people away form the city center.
Who refers to Kendall Yards as the Gaza Strip? As they are the colonizer, perhaps a better analogy would be to call them Israel.
"Alexander Scott, vice president of the Landlord Association of the Inland Northwest, says that most landlords are responsible." And his source is...? Ask these questions, Inlander.
Isn't this the same guy that threatened to beat tenants with a stick?
Sounds like the landlords are not open to any form of progress to help ensure their houses and apartments are safe. We need a directory of landlords, inspections, and responsible landlord classes required before a person can become a landlord. Because, "just trust us" is not working at all.
Have you ever lived next to a slumlord's property? I have, and it isn't pretty.
Wow, crazy. Stratton strikes me as a bully- how ironic this article is.
I would like to propose a charity boxing match.
Another excellent, thought provoking article form Tara Dowd, thank you. It's funny, I catch myself sometimes thinking that City Hall folks are morally compromised and that is why they often fail to make just and ethical decisions. I was discussing this with a friend the other day and they said, "You know Justin, you may be overlooking the fact that it could be that they are just stupid, or not as smart as you give them credit for." Every day those words seem to ring more true.
I'm an alumnus of EWU, and I want to weigh in. Although I would much rather the inkspace be given to somebody who is a person of color and a student, and I despise the idea that students are "customers," I feel that Ms. McKay's underlying meaning rings true. Unfortunately overlooked is the fact that with globalization, our world is becoming increasingly smaller and to be able to work in multicultural and intercultural settings is not just preferable, but requisite for success. At this point, listen to the students who are asking, they know what is needed, they have vision that, perhaps, administration lacks, and ignore the Cascadia flag waving white bros with sophomoric arguments about algebra problems (substitute x and y with zero), and cynical old men, that have outed themselves in previous comments.
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