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President Biden Nominates First Black Woman To Serve On Federal Reserve Board Of Governors

“President Biden is working to bring long-overdue diversity to the leadership of the Federal Reserve,” Erica Lowe, the White House Director of African American Media, wrote on Twitter. “Lisa D. Cook would be the first Black woman in history to serve on the Board,” Lowe concluded.

King Family Demands Senate Pass Voting Rights Legislation

The family of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday demanded the Senate pass voting rights legislation and said lawmakers who truly honor the late civil rights leader's legacy must stand on the right side of history.

Eddie Rye, Jr. Adds A “Touch Of King” To Everything He Can In Seattle

What motivates African Americans to continue to fight for their rights and to promote the legacies and contributions of their most prominent of leaders.

King’s Daughter Slams Twisting Of Critical Race Theory

Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter used an address Monday to push for federal voting rights legislation and slam the twisting of critical race theory to create what she called "false narratives.''

Franklin Boys Get Big Win At Home Over Roosevelt

Coming off a loss to Seattle Prep, Franklin started the game aggressive on defense with their full-court press, which caused turnovers and bad shots, and resulted in easy points for the Quakers.

Mayor Bruce Harrell To Issue New Executive Order And Extend Eviction Moratorium For 30 Days

In a new order, Mayor Harrell is issuing instructions to departments to take immediate action in limiting the pandemic’s future negative impact on Seattle residents and collecting relevant data on the effectiveness of the moratorium.

As Omicron Surges, Effort To Vaccinate Young Children Stalls

Two months after Pfizer’s covid vaccine was authorized for children ages 5 to 11, just 27% have received at least one shot, according to Jan. 12 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Police Probe Clears Dayton, Ohio, Officers Who Pulled Paraplegic Driver Out Of Car

A Dayton, Ohio, police internal investigation of a traffic stop where officers pulled a paraplegic driver out of a car by his hair and arms cleared the officers of the most serious allegations against them.

Obamacare Is Proving Popular In Red States That Didn’t Expand Medicaid

More than 13.8 million people have picked plans on the federal and state marketplaces -- 2 million of them new to Obamacare for 2022.

Omicron Variant Is Responsible For 90 Percent Of New COVID Cases In King County

King County’s Public Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin recently held a briefing to update the community on the status of the local fight against COVID. 

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