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News Gleams: Harrell Speaks on Murray, Art Space in Beacon Hill, and Spring Break at South Seattle Libraries

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Seattle City Council President Breaks Silence on Murray

City of Seattle District 2 (South Seattle) Representative and Council President Bruce Harrell spoke out Monday morning on the recent allegations plaguing Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. In a statement, which he read before a city council briefing, Harrell said: Continue reading News Gleams: Harrell Speaks on Murray, Art Space in Beacon Hill, and Spring Break at South Seattle Libraries

Seattle Sues Trump Over Order to Withhold Funding From ‘Sanctuary Cities’

by Venice Buhain

(This article was originally published on The Seattle Globalist and has been reprinted with permission)

The city of Seattle is suing President Donald Trump over his executive order issued in January to withhold federal money from jurisdictions that decline to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Continue reading Seattle Sues Trump Over Order to Withhold Funding From ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Seattle, King County Brush Off Sessions’ Pledge to Cut Federal Funds Over ‘Sanctuary’ Policies

by Venice Buhain

(This article was originally published on the Seattle Globalist and has been reprinted with permission)

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Monday told reporters that cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities could lose funding. Continue reading Seattle, King County Brush Off Sessions’ Pledge to Cut Federal Funds Over ‘Sanctuary’ Policies

News Gleams: Rainier Beach Students Get A Surprise Delivery, Beacon Hill Gets a New Bus Stop, and Sage Looking for Applicants

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Puget Sound Sage Opens Applications for Leadership Institute

Public Policy non-profit Puget Sound Sage is seeking applications for its Community Leadership Institute Fellowship (CLI). The six-month program is intended to “resource, educate and place emerging leaders from communities of color and low-income communities to infuse a racial equity agenda on strategic municipal boards and commissions at the city and county level – including governmental advisory bodies such as commissions and task forces. Continue reading News Gleams: Rainier Beach Students Get A Surprise Delivery, Beacon Hill Gets a New Bus Stop, and Sage Looking for Applicants

Mayor Vows Equitable Upgrades for “Most Dangerous Street in Seattle”

By Erica C. Barnett

Less than an hour after Mayor Ed Murray wrapped up a press conference to announce new pedestrian-safety improvements along Rainier Avenue South, a collision between a car and a semi shut down the intersection of Rainier and South Alaska St. — an in-your-face reminder that whatever the city has done to calm what is frequently referred to as “the most dangerous street in Seattle”, there’s still plenty of room for improvement.  Continue reading Mayor Vows Equitable Upgrades for “Most Dangerous Street in Seattle”

Somali Man Greeted at SeaTac during Court-ordered Hold on Trump Travel Ban

by Venice Buhain

(This article was originally published on The Seattle Globalist and has been reprinted with permission)

Isahaq Ahmed Rabi arrived at Sea-Tac International Airport from Somalia and was greeted by a crowd Monday, 10 days after he was blocked from entry by President Donald Trump’s executive order stopping travel by foreign nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries. Continue reading Somali Man Greeted at SeaTac during Court-ordered Hold on Trump Travel Ban