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Federal Judge Orders Injunction to Protect University of Washington Committee Members

A federal judge recently sided with members of a University of Washington research committee seeking to protect themselves and their families from escalating harassment by animal rights activists.

King County COVID Rental Assistance: Help Where It Was Most Needed, But Questions Remain

While the work from the county’s Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program was slow to get up to speed, the data shows that the program worked as intended.

Seattle Ranks No. 7 in the Country for Cost of Commuting

Gas prices are high along with inflation and Seattle commuters are paying high prices.

Summer Brings Back Bicycle Weekends to Lake Washington Boulevard

Bicycle "Sundays" are back and will take place over the course of several weekends this summer, from Friday evening to Monday morning!

Baby Formula Shortage Hits Washington State

The nation is seeing a shortage of formula due to some major recalls. Washington officials are urging parents to avoid 'dangerous' homemade recipes.

OED, Urban League Expand Web Design Program For Small Businesses And Minority Students

Seattle small businesses can now apply for the summer and fall cohorts of the Youth Web Design Program—a partnership between the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) and the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS), that supports local workforce and small business development.

NAACP Demands King County Judge’s Resignation For Use Of The N-word

The Seattle King County NAACP is demanding the immediate resignation of King County District Court Judge Susan Mahoney. Mahoney, who, reportedly used the N-word during a February meeting regarding the possible discipline of a court employee, resigned as Presiding Judge of King County District Court after the incident.

Dr. Joycelyn Thomas Receives Distinguished Alumni Award From UW School Of Nursing

To celebrate National Nurses Month the University of Washington School of Nursing announced Dr. Joycelyn Thomas, President of the Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization (MMPNO) – a professional organization of Black nurses in Seattle, as the recipient of its Distinguished Alumni Award and one of its Nurses of Influence. 

Jazmyn Scott Named Executive Director Of ARTE NOIR

The New Central District Black arts & cultural space, ARTE NOIR, recently named Jazmyn Scott, Cultural Curator and former Director of Programs & Partnerships at LANGSTON, as its new executive director. In addition to Scott, ARTE NOIR also named Hilary Northcraft as their web and editorial director and Taelore Rhoden as their marketing manager.

County Council Approves The Creation Of A Cannabis Safety Taskforce

On Tues, the King County Council passed legislation to create a Cannabis Safety Taskforce. Sponsored by Councilmembers Reagan Dunn and Jeanne Kohl-Welles, the legislation comes in the wake of a spate of armed robberies at cannabis shops in both King County and Pierce County, including two recent attempted robberies in Covington and Factoria that both resulted in the fatal shooting of the perpetrator.

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