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Constantine Introduces New Investments To Prevent Gun Violence

"Stopping the gun violence our community witnessed last weekend in the Central District, White Center, and Pioneer Square requires more than just a criminal justice response - it requires the upstream, public health-based interventions we know can help unwind conflict and prevent future tragedies," said Constantine.

Foster School Of Business, Bank Of America Partner With Black Future Co-Op Fund To Support Black-led Businesses And Non-Profits

With support from the Black Future Co-op Fund and a $500,000 grant from Bank of America, the CBDC is working with Black-led businesses and organizations across Washington to provide tailored technical assistance, leadership development training, financial management guidance, and help accessing funding.

Beware Of Scams Related To Washington’s COVID Vaccine Lottery Program

The Attorney General’s Office and Washington’s Lottery are urging Washingtonians to be wary of potential scams associated with the state’s “Shot of a Lifetime” lottery for vaccinated Washingtonians.

City Announces 2,000 Free ORCA Cards To Support COVID Recovery In Hardest-Hit Neighborhoods

The fully-subsidized ORCA cards are funded by the 2020 voter-approved Proposition 1, as part of the Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD). The program offers a tangible benefit to essential workers through COVID-19 reopening and recovery. The unlimited-ride ORCA cards are each valued at $100 per month and the benefit expires on December 31, 2021.

Murray: Over 100,000 In Washington State Save On Health Insurance Thanks To American Rescue Plan Provisions

Within two months of the American Rescue Plan passing, the Washington state exchange was among the first in the country to make all the new savings under the American Rescue Plan available to Exchange customers, including extra help for those reporting unemployment income in 2021.

King County Selects Community Investment Committee Members To Guide $10 Million Investments In Urban Unincorporated Areas

A review group of community members and King County staff selected 21 residents of different backgrounds and geographies for a new committee to create a process that will allow communities to choose how to invest $10 million in their neighborhoods.

Amazon Donates $1 Million To Local Groups Supporting Communities Of Color

Amazon announced that it is donating a total $1 million to 13 community-based organizations that support communities of color in Seattle's Central Area.

Seattle Becomes First Major U.S. City To Fully Vaccinate 70 Percent Of Residents 12 And Older

Currently, 78 percent of the Seattle population 12 years-old and older has begun the vaccination process, but has not yet completed the series, which is also one of the nation’s highest vaccinations rates.

Enovi Chandler A 2021 Graduate Of Garfield High School And Seattle Central College

Enovi Chandler, President of the Mount Zion Women’s Ministry American Baptist Girls (AB Girls), is a member of the 2021 graduating class of Garfield High School and Seattle Community College. Chandler will attend Seattle University next fall where she will major in Psychology.

Seattle Youth Commission Now Accepting Applications

The City of Seattle is now accepting applications for the Seattle Youth Commission (SYC), a 15-member commission of ages 13-19 that addresses issues of importance to youth. Appointed by the Mayor and Seattle City Council, youth serving on this commission work with elected officials, City staff, community leaders, and young people citywide to make positive changes through policy, organizing, and events.

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Visit South Lake Union Community Center Online Open House

SPR and the design team from NBBJ have collected community feedback and are excited to share how the input has helped shape the schematic design, floor plan and programming spaces.

White House To Focus On New Vaccination Milestones As U.S. Is Expected To Miss July 4 Goal

"We've made tremendous progress in our vaccination efforts to date, and the ultimate goal has been to get America back to normal, as you said, and we're looking forward to doing that even here at the White House," press secretary Jen Psaki said this week.

Carl Nassib Of Las Vegas Raiders Is First Active NFL Player To Announce He Is Gay

"I just think that representation and visibility are so important," he said. "I actually hope that one day videos like this and the whole coming out process are just not necessary. But until then, I'm going to do my best and do my part to cultivate a culture that's accepting, that's compassionate."

Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Turn 20

A spectacular feat of engineering, the man-made islands of Palm Jumeirah are 20 years old this year.

Canada To Ease Mandatory Quarantine On Some Arrivals

From just before midnight on July 5, Canadians and permanent residents who've received a full course of a coronavirus vaccine accepted by the government can leave isolation early of if they test negative for Covid on entry.