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(📸: Mónica Guzmán and Luis Antezana)
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NOW HERE’S WHAT’S GOING ON IN YOUR CITY 💰
Free apartment, anyone? Reader Julie Pham pointed us to this essay contest run by a company called Walls Property Management. Whoever wins it gets to live in a one-bedroom Seattle apartment rent free for a whole year. Walls has been running the contest annually since 2015. One past winner, Pamela Green, worked part-time at two homeless shelters and was homeless herself before she won the apartment in 2016. Want to enter the contest? Just write a 350-word-or-less answer to this question: “How would a free apartment for one year change your life?” And hurry. These essays are due tomorrow. (Walls Property Management)
No guns in class. Our governor made national headlines yesterday when he confronted our president about an idea he’s not too crazy about — giving guns to teachers. Trump thinks that if some teachers could be trained to carry guns in class, they could protect kids from people who want to walk in and start shooting. That’s what happened in a high school in Parkland, Florida, two weeks ago, when a former student killed 17 people with an AR-15 assault rifle. “I have listened to first-grade teachers, and they don’t want to be pistol-packing first-grade teachers,” Governor Jay Inslee told Trump at a meeting of the country’s governors in the White House. “I just suggest we need a little less tweeting here and a little more listening. Let’s just take that off the table and move forward.” Here’s a clip of the whole convo. (The Seattle Times)
Still glamorous. Some old murals have turned up inside a building in the International District, and they’re really something. The building used to be a hotel back in the day, and — by the looks of it — an underground jazz club. The murals show men and women all glammed up with top hats, furs, and cigars. They’re looking a bit dusty (check the story for the pics), but if the family that owns the building gets the grants they’re after, a restoration could make ‘em look good as new. (Crosscut)
Green it up. You know what really brightens up a Seattle home in winter? Houseplants. Especially the cute, trendy kind. A local service called Urban Sprouts sends out one little houseplant a month to all its subscribers. Air plants away. 🌱 (Curbed Seattle)
HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP 📅
🗣 Know the story of our jazzy Black & Tan Hall (South Lake Union):
🍿 Meet everyone’s favorite “science guy” (Capitol Hill)
🎈 Get hued for Holi, the festival of colors (Bellevue)
💡 Hear from CNN’s Anderson Cooper — few tix left! (Queen Anne)
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CELEBRATE THE SEATTLE BLOOM 🌻
Give a warm, springtime welcome to Greybreak, our new, unofficial Seattle holiday helping us bid our city’s greyest season adieu. (Big thanks to reader Catherine Calvert for the creative name!)
Greybreak’s also celebrating all the hard work and fun our 500 Embrace the Grey Facebook group members put into making the most of Seattle’s winter. Whether you’ve been in working on your winter love all month or just want to hang out with your Evergrey community, join us on March 15 at The Neighbor Lady in the Central District for drinks and games.
Have a good one, all. — The Evergrey