Category Archives: News

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

News Gleams: Hall of Fame Welcomes South Seattleites, City Seeking Applicants for Advisory Commission, and Santos Seeking Changes to Sound Transit Board

Collected by Antonio Foster

New High School Hall of Fame Welcomes Three South Seattleites 

Count at least three former South Seattle high school athletes as inductees in to the newly created Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Athletic Hall of Fame (AHoF).  Rhonda Smith (Franklin ’91), Jason Terry (Franklin ’95) and Nate Robinson (Rainier Beach ’02) were all announced as initial inductees of the AHoF, which honors outstanding SPS high school student athletes, coaches, administrators, and athletic community members.  Continue reading News Gleams: Hall of Fame Welcomes South Seattleites, City Seeking Applicants for Advisory Commission, and Santos Seeking Changes to Sound Transit Board

Suspected Red Square Shooter is a UW Student

by Kelsey Hamlin

Editorial note: due to concerns from UWPD, portions of this article originally posted on 2/1/17 have been updated.  After briefly removing the article to ensure accuracy, minor corrections were made pertaining to how the RCW and WAC work in this case. In addition, the original posting quoted UWPD as saying “the Student Conduct Code office has been notified”; this statement has been removed. Some additional reporting has been added.

Though investigations are still ongoing, it has been verified that the male suspected shooter from the Jan. 20 Milo Yiannopoulos event and protests is an undergraduate senior at the University of Washington (UW), age 29. This is the same suspect who turned himself in the night of the shooting and was released within a few hours. Continue reading Suspected Red Square Shooter is a UW Student

Thousands Show Solidarity with Immigrants at Westlake Rally

by Kelsey Hamlin

A so-called “emergency rally” was formulated as a Facebook event within the same week of its event date (Sunday, Jan. 29), but the emergency was exacerbated by President Donald Trump’s executive order, barring those from “particular countries” on immigrant, student, or employment visas from entering the United States — even if they were already living and working here, or were already approved after completing the tedious visa process.  Continue reading Thousands Show Solidarity with Immigrants at Westlake Rally

BREAKING: Attorney General Bob Ferguson Brings Trump to Court

By Kelsey Hamlin

Following the release of President Donald Trump’s executive order popularly referred to as the “Muslim ban,” the nationwide airport protests that followed, and an emergency rally and march at Westlake Park in Seattle, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Monday morning that he’s filing a lawsuit against Trump, the Department of Homeland Security, and “highly-ranking Trump officials” regarding the executive order.  Continue reading BREAKING: Attorney General Bob Ferguson Brings Trump to Court

Federal Judge Rules Against Trump’s Executive Order As Demonstrators Descend Upon SeaTac

by Ellis Simani and Alex Garland (Updated 8:30AM 1/29/17)

On Friday afternoon President Trump passed an executive order blocking the entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, and preventing the entry of all refugees from Syria indefinitely. The action specifically targeted individuals and families from seven Muslim majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, some of whom are green card holders and are now unable to re-enter the United States. Continue reading Federal Judge Rules Against Trump’s Executive Order As Demonstrators Descend Upon SeaTac