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SeaTac Center Community Fights Displacement Amid Hope for New City Council Member

by Irene Jagla

Under a clear blue afternoon sky on October 13, a crowd of about 40 people — including representatives from the Seattle City Council, the King County Working Families Party, and the Firs Mobile Home Community — gathered outside SeaTac City Hall to show support for the appointment of Takele Gobena to the Council’s vacant fifth seat.

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Suicide Near Seattle Elementary School Causes Concern

A 47-year-old man was found hanging just steps from Dunlap Elementary. Some wonder if the investigation was over too soon.

(This article originally appeared on Patch.com and has been republished with permission.)

by Neal McNamara

Early in the morning on Sept. 17, Seattle police and firefighters responded to Dunlap Elementary School in the Rainier Beach neighborhood on a report of a dead person. The body of a 47-year-old man was found hanging by people heading to school that day.

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News Gleams: Voter Registration Day and Washington CAN! Candidates Forum

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King County Commemorates National Voter Registration Day

King County Elections Director Julie Wise wants residents to celebrate National Voter Registration Day in just the way you would expect: by registering to vote. She is calling on King County residents who have not yet registered to register online, by mail or in-person at the King County Elections office.

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The Wealthiest Companies In Washington Employ Thousands On Food Stamps

(This article originally appeared on Patch.com and has been republished with permission)

by Neal McNamara

Some of the state’s wealthiest corporations — including Amazon, Starbucks and Fred Meyer — employ thousands of low-wage workers who receive public food assistance. Experts say this is a phenomenon driven by low wages and tenuous employment arrangements, like seasonal or on-demand work.

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Tentative teacher contract not strong enough in race equity, some educators say

by Carolyn Bick

Despite reaching a tentative agreement with the district Friday night, educators could still vote to strike. Teachers will meet to discuss the agreement Friday evening, Sept. 7, and vote on the agreement the next day.

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Trip to North Cascades Highlights Diversity Outdoors

by Will Sweger

On a sunny Saturday morning, a group of people who had never met formed a circle in a forest. One by one, they shared what they hoped to get from spending the day touring Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park. Some expressed a desire to learn more about history, others were there to meet new friends, still others just wanted to explore their surroundings.

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Beet Box offers space for food, nutrition education in Othello

by Carolyn Bick

Despite the spitting rain and smoky conditions, a few hardy souls gathered outside The Beet Box in South Seattle Saturday for a free permaculture class. Tugging down her mask to speak, South Seattle resident and class participant Naomi Cooper said she was there to help give back to the community.

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