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Mayor-Elect Bruce Harrell Announces Transition Team And Structure

Seattle Mayor-elect Bruce Harrell recently announced members of his transition team and the team’s overall structure, as he seeks experienced leadership and community voices to define his administration.

City Launches Shop To The Beat Program To Support Small Retail Businesses And Local Musicians

The Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) is announcing a new recovery program financed by the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFR), that will support small retail businesses, local musicians and commercial corridors throughout the city.

Emile Pitre & The Ongoing Battle For Diversity At UW

Emile Pitre is, in fact, an institution. Even over Zoom he is distinguished, seated in a purple jacket in front of an array of awards, almost as though he actually precedes his reputation.

Human Trafficking Prevention Effort Passed By King County Council

The new statewide campaign will focus on raising awareness about the nature of human trafficking and how to prevent it, enabling victims and survivors of trafficking to self-identify and get connected with services, and promote the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

The Washington State Redistricting Commission Publishes Agreed Upon Final Mapping Plan

After failing to submit a final mapping plan by the statutory deadline, the Washington State Redistricting Commission (WSRC) has published the state legislative and congressional district mapping plan that won consensus among the voting members of the Commission.

Dunn Proposes ‘Re-Fund The Police’ Budget Package

On Monday, King County Council-member Reagan Dunn proposed a package of funding requests as part of King County’s 2021 biennial budget negotiations.

City Of Renton Seeks Applicants For Equity Commission

The City of Renton is seeking candidates to serve on the newly-created Equity Commission.

Owners Of Island Soul Looking To Open New Eastside Location

Theo Martin owner of Island Soul Rum Bar and Soul Shack, a soul food and Caribbean cuisine restaurant in Columbia City, represents possibility.

Policy Changes Provide Flexibility For Seattle Promise Program Students Facing Hardships Due To COVID

“It's super important that there are these opportunities out there. And I want to make sure that our students, especially our [students of color], have access to [them],” said Dr. Dwane Chappelle, the Director of the Department of Education and Early Learning.

Martin Luther King III Speaks At University Of Washington As Part Of Northwest African American Museum’s MLK60 Commemoration

When Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., took to the stage to deliver his keynote speech at the UW on Monday, he assured the audience he would try to keep things short but that he also grew up in a family of Baptist preachers and might accidently deliver a sermon.

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