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King County Elections Certifies Recall Petition for Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant

King County Elections (KCE) certified the recall petition filed earlier this year against Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant. 10,687 valid signatures from Seattle City Council District 3 registered voters were required to send the recall issue to voters. Petitioners submitted over 16,000 signatures to be verified in early September.

Lambert Calls On Executive Constantine To Address Looming Sheriff Vacancies

“Vacancies in the Sheriff’s Department diminish our ability to create a safe place for residents to thrive in King County,” Lambert Said. “Low morale, lack of public support, and the vaccine mandate have created challenges to retaining and recruiting sheriff deputies.”

New Program Led By Dr. Ben Danielson To Keep Youth Out Of Jail

A program to tackle youth incarceration by promoting paths to opportunity for young people, especially among youth of color, is being formed by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Mayor Durkan and Superintendent Jones Move Forward on Reimagined Memorial Stadium at Seattle Center and New Downtown School

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Seattle Public School Interim Superintendent Brent Jones announced a new partnership between the City and Seattle Public Schools to replace Memorial Stadium, and to provide the opportunity for a new school to serve downtown Seattle using a city property.

Girls’ And Women’s Hockey Forum

Kraken Community Iceplex in Northgate host several Girls’ and Women’s hockey events this weekend, October 9-10. Throughout the weekend there will be opportunities for everyone, regardless of hockey experience, to come to KCI and experience hockey.

CD Panthers Are Determined Not To Let Gun Violence Spoil Their Homecoming Plans

As they prepare for homecoming this weekend, the CD Panthers, as an organization, is doing all that they can to make sure parents, their children and the community as a whole is provided with a safe and celebratory experience, and to reassure parents and supporters that this incident will not deter their efforts to giving children and community members a safe environment and a sense of unity.

Dr. Constance Rice Elected Board Chair Of The Seattle Art Museum

Dr. Constance W. Rice has been elected Chair of the Seattle Art Museum’s board of trustees.

Annual Youth And Law Forum To Take Place Oct. 9

The Youth and Law Forum is in its 31st year providing seminars, guest speakers and events that help shape a better understanding on how the law works and the opportunities the legal arena offers in the form of careers to parents and young people within the Black community.

Omega Psi Phi Give Back To Community With Book Bag Drive And Student Mentorship

This project was originally slated to start at the beginning of the last school year, but due to the pandemic, it had to be delayed a year. Along with Washington Middle School, the Omegas also partnered with Rainer Valley Leadership Academy (RVLA).

Lisa Woods Appointed Chief Equity Officer Effective September 27

Woods has been involved in the City’s equity work from the point that the Office of Equity and Human Rights was first established as a member of the City’s Equity and Empowerment Think Tank as well as the City’s Equity Cohort with the Government Alliance on Race and Equity.

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Huskies Celebrate National Championship Team, But Fall To UCLA 24-17

UCLA was able to find in the running game, the clock was their friend as they looked to grind out a tough fought victory handing Washington their second straight loss.

Lincoln Tops Franklin, 35-6

Franklin looked to build off their scoring drive as their defense forced penalties, and a turnover on downs. Although the momentum appeared to be going in the Quakers direction, Lincoln made the adjustments and exploded for 35 unanswered points.

Metro League Football Roundup 10-16-21

Scores and highlights from Seattle Metro League football action from October 15, 2021.

Do You Feel Like Haitian Immigrants Are Being Treated Fairly?

Adults in Seattle talk about if they feel like Haitian immigrants are being treated fairly.

Citing Driver Shortage, Seattle Public Schools To Suspend Some Bus Routes Starting Monday

According to a release from the SPS, the suspension of the bus routes will begin on Mon., Oct. 18 and will impact approximately 140 routes – out of a total of 600 district-wide – and an estimated 6,740 students.