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News Gleams: United Way Resource Exchange, 24 Hour Hotline Supports Crime Victims, Suspect in Skyway 7-11 Robbery Arrested

by Emerald Staff


United Way of King County Hosting Family Resource Exchange in Renton On MLK Day to help families obtain critical resources

This Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, United Way of King County, in partnership with Starbucks, Mary’s Place and Wellspring Family Services, will host a Family Resource Exchange in Renton to help families who are experiencing homelessness, which disproportionally affects African Americans and other people of color because of structural and institutional discrimination. Continue reading News Gleams: United Way Resource Exchange, 24 Hour Hotline Supports Crime Victims, Suspect in Skyway 7-11 Robbery Arrested

Morales Vows to Help District 2 “Rewrite Rules Of Power” at Community Swearing-In

by Emerald Staff

Despite warnings of impending snow Monday night, nearly seventy community leaders, activists, voters attended the swearing-in of new District 2 City Council member Tammy Morales, at the Centilia Cultural Center at El Centro de la Raza.  She was sworn in by community members Farhiya Mohamed, Executive Director of the Somali Family Safety Task Force and Andrew Hong, the acting Director for March for Our Lives/Washington.  Continue reading Morales Vows to Help District 2 “Rewrite Rules Of Power” at Community Swearing-In

News Gleams: Winter Weather School Delays, and Shelter Openings

by Emerald Staff

(Updated: 1/15/2020, 6:42 a.m.)

South Seattle has been sprinkled by snowfall since Sunday night, as a highly anticipated bout of freezing temperatures spilled into the Puget Sound region.

On Wednesday morning, many South Enders found slick streets on their commutes (updated commuter information can be found here), with Seattle Public Schools closed for the day.
Continue reading News Gleams: Winter Weather School Delays, and Shelter Openings

News Gleams: Dialysis Clinic Opens in Rainier Beach, Durkan’s Green New Deal Executive Order, and Snow Preparation

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Northwest Kidney Centers opens new Rainier Beach Dialysis Clinic

Northwest Kidney Centers, a provider of life-sustaining kidney dialysis,will open a clinic in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood Jan. 13, 2020. The newly constructed one-story building is at 4401 S. Trenton St. It’s the 19th clinic owned and operated by the Seattle-based nonprofit. Continue reading News Gleams: Dialysis Clinic Opens in Rainier Beach, Durkan’s Green New Deal Executive Order, and Snow Preparation

Morales, New City Council Members Sworn In, Offering New Visions for Seattle and the South End

by Chetanya Robinson

A new Seattle City Council was sworn in Monday, bringing four new faces behind the dais, three members returning for new terms, and with them, perhaps, a more progressive direction for Seattle politics. Continue reading Morales, New City Council Members Sworn In, Offering New Visions for Seattle and the South End

Hundreds Attend Anti-War Demonstration After US Kills Iranian General

by Susan Fried

Several hundred people gathered at Victor Steinbrueck Park in downtown Seattle on Saturday, January 4th, to protest the U.S. military’s continued involvement in Iraq and the Middle East, and specifically, the killing of Iranian Military Commander Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike on January 3rd, a move many of those attending the protest fear could lead to a war against Iran. Continue reading Hundreds Attend Anti-War Demonstration After US Kills Iranian General

News Gleams: New Bike Lockers at Rainier Beach Station, KVRU Hires New Station Manager, Library Patrons Given Clean Slate

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Installation of on-demand bike lockers at Rainier Beach and other Link Stations

In recognition of the increased number of Sound Transit riders using bicycles as part of their trip, the agency is installing shared, on-demand bike lockers started this week at Link stations. The lockers are a first at the University of Washington Station, while new lockers at the SODO and Rainier Beach Stations will replace older ones and more than double the number of available spaces.

UW Station was built with 286 rack spaces. The installation will result in 60 bike locker spaces and a total of 234 rack spaces. The number of locker spaces at SODO Station will increase from 13 to 32, and at Rainier Beach Station from 16 to 34. Continue reading News Gleams: New Bike Lockers at Rainier Beach Station, KVRU Hires New Station Manager, Library Patrons Given Clean Slate