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Tuesday, June 22, 2021



Rian Morgan Wins Gold Medal At Local ACT-SO Competition

Congratulations to Rian Morgan, the winner of the 2021 ACT-SO virtual competition. Morgan won in the Music: instrumental-classical category for her performance of Premier Solo by Eugene Bourdeau while playing the bassoon.

Highline College To Honor Humboldt State University President Dr. Tom Jackson With Distinguished Alumnus Award

“While at Highline College, the opportunity to find success as a first-generation student helped me find confidence to progress academically, and later succeed in higher education as a career,” Jackson said. “The advisors in student government mentored me, and the coach of the track team further mentored me as a younger person in the pursuit of a degree and student engagement.”

Top Basketball Recruit Nolan Hickman Is Already Giving Back Through His Foundation

While most young student athletes are working on their grades and their athletic skills to help prepare themselves for the next level, Hickman is busy finding ways to make a difference in the lives of others.

Applicants Sought For Tacoma Planning Commission

The City of Tacoma is committed to creating an equitable and anti-racist community and wants our committees, boards, and commissions to reflect our diverse community. For these vacancies, Black and Indigenous community members, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, seniors, immigrants, and refugees are especially encouraged to apply.

NAACP To Host Mayoral Candidate Forums

The Seattle King County NAACP will host their first 2021 Candidate Town Halls on Weds., June 9 and Thur., June 10 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Seattle King County NAACP Sponsors Seattle Theatre Group’s “Elevate”

The NAACP has joined with other community organizations to sponsor the online performance on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in observance of Juneteenth. The performance will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with community conversation following from 7:30pm to 8:15 p.m.

Strickland, Warren Introduce The Enhancing Oversight To End Discrimination In Policing Act

“Across the country, Americans have urgently called on their government officials to re-imagine policing, rebuild trust, and improve public safety for all, especially African-Americans and other communities of color,” said Strickland.

Samira Shirazy Is Graduating From Both High School And College In 2021

Samira Shirazy, a member of the American Baptist Girls (AB Girls) of Mount Zion's Women's Ministry, is among the 2021 class of graduates from Henry M. Jackson High School, and she is also getting an Associates’ Degree in Engineering from Edmonds Community College.

Community Rallying To Help Locate Missing Black Teen

If you have seen NiAni Rashaad, please call 911, the Kent Police Department at (253) 856-5808, or her mother, Liann at (206) 359-1884.

Task Force Submits Recommendations For $30 Million In Investments To Benefit Communities Of Color

The Task Force’s investment recommendations – which are part of the Mayor’s Equitable Community Initiative which commits $100 million in new investments annually starting with Durkan's 2021 budget proposal to both scale some of the City's current programs and examine additional priority areas for new investments –calls for investments in small businesses, health care, housing and education.

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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.