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Eddie Rye, Jr. Adds A “Touch Of King” To Everything He Can In Seattle

What motivates African Americans to continue to fight for their rights and to promote the legacies and contributions of their most prominent of leaders.

Mayor Bruce Harrell To Issue New Executive Order And Extend Eviction Moratorium For 30 Days

In a new order, Mayor Harrell is issuing instructions to departments to take immediate action in limiting the pandemic’s future negative impact on Seattle residents and collecting relevant data on the effectiveness of the moratorium.

Schools Closed Or Shifting To Remote Learning

Due to high absentee and quarantine rates, several schools have either transitioned to remote learning or have been closed.

Increase In Breakthrough Cases Related To Current COVID-19 Surge

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is seeing an increase in the number of “vaccine breakthrough” cases related to the recent increase in overall cases statewide.

Omicron Variant Is Responsible For 90 Percent Of New COVID Cases In King County

King County’s Public Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin recently held a briefing to update the community on the status of the local fight against COVID. 

House Democrats Introduce Bills To Provide Clarity To Police Accountability Laws

House Democrats introduced a pair of bills last week to clarify portions of the historic police accountability package passed by the Legislature last year.

Inslee To Rescind Gubernatorial Directive That Fueled Disparate Impacts Of I-200

I-200 prohibits public institutions from discriminating or granting preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in the areas of public education, public employment, and public contracting.

Nobles Sponsors Bill To Support Economic Well-Being For Foster Youth

State Sen. T’wina Nobles has sponsored legislation to provide financial education and support to youth experiencing foster care.

Mayor Harrell Appoints New Department Leaders And Hires Director Of Public Safety

Hamdi Mohamed will direct the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs; Maiko Winkler-Chin will lead the Office of Housing; Andrew Myerberg will join the Mayor’s Office as Director of Public Safety.

Celebration Of Life For Former Senator George Fleming Postponed

Senator George Fleming, a groundbreaking Washington State legislator and University of Washington Husky football legend, died on December 6, 2021, at age 83.  For safety reasons, the Celebration of Life to honor and celebrate Fleming’s legacy has been postponed.

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