Welcome to America. Land of the Free, Home of the Dead Children.

Jillian Soto uses a phone to get information about her sister, Victoria Soto, a teacher at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, after a gunman killed more than two dozen people, including 20 children. Victoria Soto, 27, was among those killed. (Jessica Hill/AP)

The already absurd, outdated, and grasping statements […]

Human Rights Campaign Celebrates Day One of Marriage Equality in Washington!

Today, a reminder of the imperative that all families be treated equally under the law

WASHINGTON – Today the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization celebrated the issuance of marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples in Washington State.  After the passage of […]

After the Election: Republicans face a Pork in the Road

Huge Pork discovered right in the middle of the road for Republicans…..

The Choice is Clear

Sometimes when you find a piece so perfect – you have to share it!

(From the newyorker.com)

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New Rules Might Sink Some Lake Union Houseboats.

The following is a piece from NWCN.com— we’re sure they didn’t mean it to be –but to us it’s fluff. We’re in the middle of preparing a story on what some (not all) floating home and houseboat owners do with their wastewater– and it’s certainly not as benign as some of the owners quoted here […]

Why I am voting for Obama










I was going to call this piece “Why I am Democratic,” since those reasons seem pretty etched in my soul. I grew up in the seventies and from a young age I’ve been exposed to, even part of, American groups of people under very […]

Washington Has a Chance to Lead the Nation

Lake Union Beat says YES to Marriage Equality

A new SurveyUSA poll shows support for Referendum 74, the marriage- equality bill, to be at 56-38 percent in Washington. That’s quite an honor, to live in a state where a majority favor equality. Let’s keep the momentum going.

We will be the first state to arrive […]

Lake Union Beat Announces Romney is Toast

The Lake Union Beat announced that today was the turning point, when the tilt shifted irrevocably:  Obama will be re-elected. The Harry Reid/taxes  thing is not going to end well for Romney.

Memories of Mike Wang – Stories from those who knew him

(Do you have a Mike Wang story to share? Please email editor@lakeunionbeat.com)

They’d ask me why the people in my photos weren’t smiling.  I’d tell them it’s ‘cause they’re not happy.  I just got the picture.

–  Mike Wang; on colleagues’ responses to some of his documentary photography work


Editor’s Note – Your Habeeb is Coming Too


Much of Seattle is rightfully aghast at the news of the deaths of the beautiful young couple Laura Sheard and Kristopher Martin, killed when rear-ended on Lake City Way this week. Reports that the driver of the vehicle that plowed into them, a Mr. Daniel Ray Habeeb, had been involved in a recent similar […]