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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Four Former Minneapolis Police Officers In George Floyd’s Death

The indictment says Derek Chauvin -- who was convicted last month on state murder charges in the Black man's death -- deprived Floyd of the right to be free from "unreasonable seizure, which includes the right to be free from the use of unreasonable force by a police officer."

SFD Launches Citywide Effort To Bring Vaccinations Directly To Seattle Residents And Workers

Since launching its vaccination effort on January 14, the City of Seattle has administered over 170,000 vaccinations to eligible adults (over 111,000 individuals).

100 Days Of Biden-Harris: $6 Trillion In Investment Or Spending?

I see the $6 trillion price tag on the Biden legislation as more of an investment than simple spending. A better-educated workforce earns more money, pays more taxes. A healthier workforce means less absenteeism, more efficiency, and productivity. Quality child care means more women in the workforce —millions of women left in the wake of covid. The investment makes sense to build our labor force back better.

Constantine Signs Executive Order To Increase Opportunities For Minority Contractors

One of the new actions is to create a reciprocal certification program with the state's MWBE Office so that a small firm that is certified by the state will automatically be certified as a Small Contractor and Supplier (SCS) by King County.

Free And Discounted Rides Increase Access To Vaccine Appointments

Anyone in the state experiencing a transportation barrier preventing them from getting a vaccine is considered eligible for this offer while ride credits remain available from our generous partners.

Legislature Acts To Ensure Fewer Families Will Face Forced Separations

The legislation addresses the initial stages of a dependency case, when children are removed but before allegations against parents have been proven. It requires that courts make a finding of “imminent physical harm” – prior to separating a family – language that narrows the focus to the immediate situation.

Everett Community College Trustee Betty Cobbs Wins State Leadership Award

“Dr. Cobbs has been an exemplary leader in the Everett area for more than 40 years. Everett Community College is grateful for her advocacy for our students, faculty and staff,” said Everett Community College President Daria Willis.

Local Artist Alena Larie Wants Listeners To Be Inspired By Her Music

Like many Black musicians, Larie’s musical roots stem from gospel. In her evolution as an artist, Larie says that the transition to secular music gave her an opportunity to express herself freely and not put herself in a box.

Biden-Harris Administration Delivers Funds To Support Older Americans’ Health

With this funding for Older Americans Act nutrition programs, states will be able to continue home-delivered meals as well as “drive-through” or “grab-and-go” meals for older adults who typically would participate in meal programs at community centers that have been closed due to the pandemic. It will also allow states to re-open meal program locations safely that might have closed during the pandemic.

FDA To Authorize Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine For 12-To-15-Year-Olds By Early Next Week

Pfizer has applied for emergency use authorization for its coronavirus vaccine for teens and children ages 12 to 15. The FDA will have to amend the emergency use authorization for the vaccine, but the process should be straightforward, said the official, who was not authorized to speak about the process publicly and requested anonymity.

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Labor Secretary On Unemployment Numbers: We’re Still Recovering

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh speaks to CNN's Poppy Harlow about unemployment numbers across the country and what he thinks could be contributing to these numbers.

Liz Cambage Criticizes Lack Of Diversity In Australian Olympic Team’s Photos

Cambage, who helped Australia win bronze at the 2012 Olympics and also competed at the 2016 Games, criticized the images in a series of posts on Instagram using the hashtag #whitewashedaustralia .

‘A Comeback For Travel’: Summer Vacations Expected To Boom

U.S. travel experts think that the summer of 2021 could be close to travel levels before the pandemic. CNN's Pete Muntean reports.

Tiffany Haddish Offers Advice For Those Looking To Break Into Comedy

In a recent interview with CNN the comedian turned actress gave some advice for anyone looking to break into comedy.

Keith A. Perry Named The New Executive Director Of The National Dental Association

“We’re very excited to have him aboard, said NDA Board Chairman Nathan Fletcher, D.D.S.” “Keith is a talented, nationally recognized association executive with over 30 years of highly relevant leadership experience in the political, governmental, nonprofit and association sectors.”