Hallie Golden

Hallie Golden is a freelance journalist based in Seattle. Her work has appeared in The Economist, World Policy Journal, and Seattle Magazine.

A judge in her robe sits at a desk facing two women whose backs are to the camera.

Judged in the Court of Public Support

Participants and graduation, instead of defendants and parole. Since April, Redmond, Washington’s, new community court has focused on assistance rather than punishment.

In a Growing Crisis, Seattle Uses City Hall as a Homeless Shelter

Each night, 80 beds are laid out in the lobby of city hall. It’s meant as a temporary solution—but long-term fixes are proving elusive.

Mobile Home Owners Find a Lifeline Against Displacement

When a landlord sells a mobile home park, it can upend an entire community. Through co-ops, residents are finding a way to stay where they live and control their rent costs.

Seattle's Scarecrow Video is pictured.

In the Netflix Era, a Video Store Becomes a Cultural Asset

When streaming upended the industry, Seattle’s Scarecrow Video reimagined itself as a community hub and keeper of an archive that can’t be matched online.