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Simply Soulful Opens New Central Area Location

After three years of negotiations, planning, and some setbacks due to COVID, Simply Soulful Café has found a new Central Area home and is preparing for its grand opening.

Under New Leadership, Commission Is Looking To Bring About Significant Changes In Police Training

Monica Alexander, the newly appointed executive director of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC), has the difficult but rewarding task of changing the culture in policing throughout the state.

Business Impact NW, Small Business Administration, And Amazon Announce Effort To Help Local Small Businesses

Business Impact Northwest (BINW), and Amazon are joining forces to help small businesses prosper as they recover from the challenges of COVID-19.

Seattle Office Of Labor Standards Resolves First Settlement Of Its Kind, $370,000 Returned to 67 workers

The businesses at fault for violations of multiple ordinances employ from 25 to 75 people in Seattle, and many more worldwide. The employers agreed to pay a total financial remedy of $370,439.04 to 67 workers and $2,500 to the City of Seattle.

Group Searches For Light In Washington Prisons 

A research team toured four Washington prisons. The group is looking to see what Washington is doing and try to understand the successes.They are also looking to learn about best practices. The local Reentry Division head accompanied the group for some of the stops on the tour. 

Focus Of The Mayor: Seattle Police Recruitment, Retention

Mayor Harrell is seeming to stick to his campaign talk of focusing on crime. His plan now is to bring in more officers. The mayor's recruiting strategy involves hiring incentives of up to $30,000 for lateral transfers and $7,500 for new recruits.

Assistance Available for Economic Displacement Relocation

The housing issue is all but back to normal for many. COVID created some tough economic and living situations. Many agency leaders are looking to address those who are in those tough situations. Residents renting in Seattle will benefit from the information below.

Heat-Related Deaths Rise As Millions In The Northwest Swelter Under Heat Alerts

The searing heat that has baked the Northwest is suspected to have led to at least 8 in Washington State and 14 in Oregon.

Washington Judge Overturns Insurance Rate Credit Scoring Ban

A judge on Friday overturned a Washington state rule prohibiting insurers from using credit scoring to set rates for auto, homeowner and renter insurance.

Seattle To Be Sanctuary For Abortion Providers, Patients

Last week, The Seattle City Council voted to make the city a sanctuary for abortion providers and patients, meaning Seattle police will not cooperate in arrests or investigations related to abortion bans in other states.

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