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News Gleams: South Seattle Getting Its Own Traffic Update Show

collected by Antonio Foster 

South Seattle Traffic Jam Program Premiering on Rainier Valley Radio

South Seattleites looking for hyper-local traffic updates while commuting home are in luck. Rainier Valley Radio will launch their weekday South Seattle Traffic Jam show beginning on Monday. The program will run from 4pm to 6pm Monday through Friday, with live news and traffic updates every 15 minutes focused on Southeast Seattle and East King County. Listeners will be able to call into KVRU at 206-432-4260 to provide information about their commutes. The program can be listened to at KVRU.org or on a mobile phone using the TuneIn app.

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Macklemore Signs On To #NoNewYouthJail Movement

by Marcus Harrison Green

More than one thousand people, including hip-hop artist Macklemore, have signed their support onto a letter calling on the City of Seattle to deny a building permit for King County’s Children and Family Justice Center. The Center, which will house a juvenile detention center, has been deemed a youth jail by protesters. Continue reading Macklemore Signs On To #NoNewYouthJail Movement

Charging “Ethnic Discrimination,” Dems Seek to Stop Vote on 37th State Senate Appointment

by Erica C. Barnett

(This article was originally published on The C is for Crank and has been reprinted with permission)

Members of the 37th District Democrats have filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent the King County Council from voting to fill the state Senate seat left vacant by the election of Sen. Pramila Jayapal to Congress in November. Continue reading Charging “Ethnic Discrimination,” Dems Seek to Stop Vote on 37th State Senate Appointment

Washington Middle School Backtracks on Lunchroom Surveillance Plan after Opposition From Parents

by Ansel Herz

Does a school need lunchroom surveillance cameras to identify students who leave crumbs at the table? Last week, in a newsletter to parents, the principal of Washington Middle School said she thought so, announcing the installation of “video surveillance throughout the school.” Continue reading Washington Middle School Backtracks on Lunchroom Surveillance Plan after Opposition From Parents