Mayor Issues Racial Equity Report on Hookah Lounge Policy. Now What?

East Africans speak out in official report, but final policy remains in political and legal haze.

03/10/2016 By Josh Kelety

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Hookah Lounge Owner Nebil Mohammed Won’t Give Up

He’ll continue to create community, Despite mayor Ed Murray’s vow to shut down Seattle’s hookah lounges.

11/02/2015 By Matthew Halverson

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"Tentative Agreement" Reached Between Striking Teachers and Seattle Schools District

The teachers' strike, some candidate endorsements, and a letter from hookah lounge owners.

09/15/2015 By Josh Feit

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Drawing While Governor, Smoking While East African, Skywriting While Protesting, Discriminating While Renting, and Quitting City Hall

Caffeinated news featuring the unabated hookah crackdown, the unsophisticated governor, unabashed landlords, and unhappy at city hall.

08/31/2015 By Josh Feit

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Friday Likes & Dislikes: Hookah Edition

Hookah lounge owners unsatisfied after high-level talks with mayor's office.

08/28/2015 By Russell Knight

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Murray Reaches Out to Hookah Lounge Owners, Sound Transit Board to Decide on ST3 Options

Caffeinated news featuring a change of strategy on hookah lounges, recommended changes to the future light rail line, and abandoning city hall.

08/27/2015 By Josh Feit

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Amazonians React, East Africans Disagree, and James Corner Scoffs

Instagram page spoofs New York Times article.

08/18/2015 By Josh Feit

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Our Mayor Murray Week in Review: Latino and East African Businesses Didn't Fare Well

Fact-checking Mayor Murray's cheery weekly report

08/14/2015 By Josh Feit

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Pro-Hookah Petition Picking Up Steam

A petition defending hookah lounges is closing in on 1,500 signatures.

08/12/2015 By Josh Feit

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Black Activists Strike Again: East African Immigrants Condemn Murray Proposal

This time racism takes center stage at a council meeting as activists condemn Murray's huffing and puffing over hookah lounges.

08/11/2015 By Josh Feit

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Friday LIKES & DISLIKES: Urbanism Wins in the Suburbs Too

A review of the week's news

08/07/2015 By Josh Feit


Hookah Blowback

Murray's crackdown on hookah lounges draws criticism from the East African community.

08/06/2015 By Josh Kelety