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Biden To Mobilize Federal Government To Help With Extreme Heat

"My Administration will not leave Americans to face this threat alone," Biden said in a statement. "Today, I am mobilizing an all-of-government effort to protect workers, children, seniors, and at-risk communities from extreme heat."

Haiti Residents Still Struggling In Aftermath Of Deadly Earthquake

Today, over one month since the August 2021 quake, half of the Haitians affected still need humanitarian assistance – about 400,000 people, according to the District-based nonprofit Project Hope.

King County To Require Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative Test For Outdoor And Indoor Events

To protect customers and workers, preserve hospital capacity and help prevent business closures, King County will require verification of full vaccination status or a negative test to enter outdoor public events of 500 or more people and indoor entertainment and recreational establishments and events such as live music, performing arts, gyms, restaurants, and bars.

Kohl-Welles, Dunn Bring Legislation To Combat Human Trafficking

On Thursday, King County Councilmembers Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Reagan Dunn introduced legislation re-affirming the Council’s commitment to education about and the combatting of human trafficking.

Senator T’wina Nobles Receives The Council Of State Governments 20 Under 40 Leadership Award

The Council of State Governments recently recognize Senator T’wina Nobles (D-Tacoma) as a recipient of the 2021 CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award.

City Of Seattle Expected To Elevate Black Artists And Recovery With Appointment Of Royal Alley-Barnes

On Wednesday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that Royal Alley-Barnes will be appointed to be the Interim Director of ARTS and become the first Black woman to hold the position. As director, Alley-Barnes will lead ARTS during this critical time in recovery while the next administration seeks a new permanent director.

DEEL Invests In Youth Leaders To Address Bias, Hate, And Discrimination With New $100K Mini-Grant

DEEL worked closely with the Seattle Youth Commission and other Seattle youth to advise on the application’s design and outreach strategy to ensure the grant is accessible, transparent and inclusive.

6U Panthers Earn Early Season Bragging Rights In See-Saw Battle Against 5 Star

This week’s game of the week was an absolute thriller. With high octane offense, back and forth scoring, and intense defensive plays, you would have thought you were watching some pros out there, as the CD Panthers hosted the visiting 5 Star Cougars in a shootout that was entertaining from start to finish.

Child Covid-19 Cases Increased Nearly 240% Since July, Pediatricians’ Group Says

Covid-19 infections have risen "exponentially" among children in the US since July, according to data published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

New County Initiative Seeks To Increase Opportunities For Small, Minority And Women-Owned Businesses

King County and the Washington state Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE) will expand access to the county’s procurement and contracting opportunities for state certified minority– and women-owned businesses through the implementation of a Fast Track Small Contractor and Supplier certification program.

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Football Superstar Calls For Social Media CEOs And Footballers To Meet

Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku has called for Big Tech CEOs, governments and football bodies to have a meeting with Premier League players to come up with solutions to deal with racism and discrimination in the game. The Belgian superstar was speaking exclusively to CNN ahead of Chelsea's No To Hate campaign.

The Technology Inspired By Return Work

From tech giants to start ups: Solutions inspired by a global work from home initiative may thrive in our post-pandemic future, too.

Senators Fail To Reach Deal On George Floyd Justice In Policing Act

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) called off the talks. No further discussions are in the works.

Award-Winning D.C. Pediatrician Says Vaccines And Masks Are Like Airbags And Seat-belts

In one of the nation’s capital’s poorest and most traumatized communities, Dr. Lewis-Ragland has gained the kind of trust and respect from residents that other physicians often find elusive.

Families Of Missing Black & Brown People Frustrated With ‘Missing White Women Syndrome’

Some experts say the nation faces "Missing White Women Syndrome," which is defined by the heavier media attention White women and girls receive when they go missing compared to anyone outside of those demographics, according to a study published by the Northwestern University School of Law in 2016.