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Seattle Area Cop to Get $1.5M Settlement For Displaying Nazi Insignia

A former high-ranking Seattle police officer who displayed a Nazi insignia at work is to get $1.5M from the city. Derek Kammerzell had the Nazi insignia displayed on his office door.

Life Enrichment Group Helps Fill The Gaps In Academic Inequities

African American led organizations are stepping up to address the deficiencies in our education system that affect the success rate of young Black students and students of color. By providing leadership, mentorship and resources the Life Enrichment Group (LEG), a mentorship and education support organization in South Seattle, is leading the way by giving young students the necessary support to be successful in their academic pursuits.

Gas Prices Hit Record Highs

Gas prices in Washington state have hit a record high. Petro is up $2 from last year this time. This is the first time that the price for a gallon of gas has risen above $5.00 in the United States.

Race A Factor In Police Stops Says Justices

Stops by police are once again the subject of released data. The Washington Supreme Court says a person's race and ethnicity must be taken into account when deciding whether they were free to leave an encounter with police.

Seattle Space Needle Sues Over Logo

A coffee chain is in hot water in Seattle. The Seattle Space Needle has sued a local coffee chain for using its trademarked logo in their coffee shop branding and merchandise. Local Coffee Spot has four locations in the Seattle area. It's logo features a mug of hot coffee whose rising steam bears a closer than close resemblance to the Space Needle logo.

Report: Racial Disparities, Lack Of Data In Sheriff Calls For Service Show Room To Improve Equity

The King County Auditor’s Office on Tuesday released an audit that found racial disparities in King County Sheriff’s Office interactions on calls for service. In particular, deputies were more likely to have used force against Black and Hispanic people, and White deputies used force more often than Black or Asian deputies.

Local Housing Development Named In Honor Of Delta Sigma Theta Co-Founder Bertha Pitts Campbell

On Tuesday, Plymouth Housing, a non-profit organization that develops and operates housing for people facing homelessness in Seattle, celebrated the grand opening of a 100-unit housing development to provide permanent supportive housing for single adults exiting long-term homelessness.

Tiny Tots Development Center Celebrates Opening Of New Childcare Facility in Othello

Last week, Tiny Tots Development Center celebrated the completion of their new development center facility in Othello with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The facility, which was supported by a $1.5 million award through HSD’s Child Care Bonus Program and $900,000 in capital funding from the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL), creates 80 new childcare slots including:

City of Seattle, King County To Provide Bonus Payment To Childcare Workers

On Monday, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced a one-time retention bonus payment to childcare workers across the County.

Black Future Co-op Fund Names Senator T’wina Nobles As Inaugural CEO

The co-founders of the Black Future Co-op Fund announced the selection of Senator T’wina Nobles to serve as the organization’s first CEO.

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