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Black Lives Matter Public Art Piece Installed Outside Seattle City Hall

Today, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) announced that a new, long-term Black Lives Matter public art piece has been installed at Seattle City Hall.

Controversy Surrounding Appointment Of Royal Alley-Barnes Appears To Be Resolved For Now

Upon hearing about the pushback against the appointment of Alley-Barnes, members of the African American community rallied in support of Alley-Barnes and against Gonzalez and Mosqueda for their non-support of the appointment.

King County To Mandate Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative Test To Help Address The Spread Of COVID-19

During a press conference held last week, Constantine emphasized the critical point that the state of Washington finds itself in as the fall and winter months approach and how important vaccinations are as a shield against COVID and its variants.

Local Promoter, Anthony Tibbs, Decision On Whether Or Not To Get Vaccinated Came Too Little, Too Late

“I remember waking up and my eyes were hurting,” says Tibbs. “I mean I couldn’t look left, right, up or down without pain. I could not rub them and they hurt so bad it began to give me a headache but I had to get myself ready to leave town.”

Family Sues Over Police Death Of Manuel Ellis In Tacoma

The family of Manuel Ellis, a Black man who died while being restrained by Tacoma police officers who have since been charged criminally, has filed a federal lawsuit over his death.

Durkan Announces $50 Million To Create New Affordable Housing For Young Adults and Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

On Monday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the first round of joint state and local investments of $50 million to rapidly create new income- and rent-restricted housing in Seattle.

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.

Office Of Labor Standards Reaches Settlement With Seattle Cleaning Company

“It is important that employers and hiring entities acknowledge the work of domestic workers both in private households and those who work as part of a larger business by putting them first and complying with Seattle’s labor standards.”

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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.

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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.