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Black Education Matters Honors Two Student Activists

On the first federally observed Juneteenth holiday, Black Education Matters Student Activist Award (BEMSAA) honored Alexis Mburu and Kaley Duong duirng a ceremony for their outstanding activism against racism in the schools.

Resilient Is What Describes Seattle Charter School’s First Graduating Class

Last weekend, the Rainier Valley Leadership Academy (RVLA), a charter school located in South Seattle, celebrated its first graduating high school class -- the class of 2022.

Strickland Demands SBA To Be Accountable For Disaster Loans

Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) along with 70 of her colleagues, including three Republicans, recently sent a bipartisan letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) demanding accountability on how they have been processing Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications.

Garfield High School Finally Looks Forward To Celebrating Its Centennial

In 2020, Garfield High School (GHS) turned 100. The Centennial Committee planned a celebration – then, as our entire community knows, COVID-19 intervened. More than once. But now, on Saturday, August 27, the City of Seattle, the Central District community and hundreds of Garfield community members, alumni, and current students will rejoice in the Centennial Celebration of Garfield High School.

Washington State Celebrated Juneteenth 2022

Washington state and federal offices all closed this year for Juneteenth. Many businesses remained open. Important city services were available making it a day to also move around the city with ease. Monday was the day the holiday was officially observed.

World Cup Coming To Seattle 

It is official that Seattle's Lumen Field has been chosen as a 2026 World Cup site. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) recently made the announcement. This is exciting for football (soccer) fans all over.

King County Board Of Health Wants New Members

Information has been sent out about the King County Board of Health (BOH), that it is expanding in 2023 to include more members of the community. There is an application process for residents that are interested.

Dr. Sarah Pritchett Named Interim Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources For Seattle Public Schools

Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Brent Jones recently announced the appointment of Dr. Sarah Pritchett as the district’s interim Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

State To Pay Light Rail Attacker $250 Per Day

The State of Washington will pay Seattle light rail station attack suspect $250 each day he is not in treatment.

Seattle To Pay $500,000 To Settle CHOP Shooting Death

The City of Seattle has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit filed on behalf of the father of 19-year-old Lorenzo Anderson. Lorenzo was shot and killed on June 20, 2020, during the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP).  The East Precinct in Capitol Hill was abandoned by Seattle Police on June 8.

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