Category Archives: News

Food Hall Opens in Tukwila Offering Cuisine From Throughout the World

by Elizabeth Turnbull


Earlier this month eight woman-owned businesses opened in the new Spice Bridge Food Hall in the Tukwila Village development, providing the public with food from Cambodia, Kenya, Afghanistan, and the Philippines, among many other countries. 

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New State Law Could Prevent Political Participation by Immigrants, Lawsuit Says

by Ben Adlin


The state’s largest immigrant rights organization is suing to overturn a new state law the group says could prevent hundreds of thousands of Washington residents from exercising their rights to free speech and assembly.

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KCSO Undersheriff to Recommend Detective Who Posted “All Lives Splatter” Be Fired

by Carolyn Bick


King County Undersheriff Patti Cole-Tindall will be recommending to Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht that King County Sheriff’s Office Detective Mike Brown be fired, according to an internal email shared with the Emerald.

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The Morning Update Show — 10/13/20

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.

We’ll also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Monday, October 13

Today on the Morning Update Show:

Seattle is 2nd fastest growing city in America
Justin Carder of CapitolHillSeattle.com
Update on Councilmember Sawant Recall
ACLU sues Washington over traffic fines
Over 10 Million Americans Vote Early

Burien Plan Would Establish a Creative District in the City

by Ben Adlin


Artists and other creatives who call Burien home are banding together to establish a state-certified creative district, a move they hope will reinforce the local arts scene, boost the economy, and curb displacement of the city’s creative class as the Seattle-area real estate market continues to boom.

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Next Month, King County Voters Will Decide On the Future of the Sheriff’s Office. Here’s What’s at Stake

by Paul Kiefer

(This article originally appeared on PubliCola and has been reprinted under an agreement.)


A pair of amendments to the King County charter on the ballot next month open a door for significant reshaping of the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO). The measures have sparked two opposition campaigns — one closely tied to the King County Police Officers’ Guild (KCPOG), which represents sheriff’s officers — that have cast the amendments as radical attacks on law enforcement, while the measures have received limited vocal support from the most prominent local police accountability advocates.

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The Morning Update Show — 10/12/20

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.


We’ll also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Monday, October 12

Today on the Morning Update Show:

Councilmember Girmay Zahilay
Trader Joes fires employees over BLM protest
Black Coffee NW opens in Shoreline
Gone too soon – Damoni Nelson
Stephanie Morales and the Liink Project
Who Am I Short Film Directors

Hobson Place Aims to Provide Housing Alongside Vital Services

by Elizabeth Turnbull


Next week, residents will move into the first phase of a new supportive housing project in South Seattle called Hobson Place. Located in Rainier Valley south of Judkins Park, the site consists of 85 housing units and will eventually include a clinic specifically designed to help individuals who are without homes — providing care for both medical and behavioral health needs. 

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Washington State Labor Council First to Pass Resolution Calling for US-Cuba COVID Collaboration

by Cindy Domingo


While the rate of infections and deaths due to COVID-19 continue to grow in the United States, with even the President and his wife now becoming infected, the small country of Cuba is making remarkable strides in combating the virus at home as well as throughout the world. For those reasons, the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor Council (MLK Labor) passed resolutions calling for US-Cuba collaboration in the fight against COVID-19.

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The Morning Update Show — 10/9/20

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.

We’ll also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Friday, October 9

Today on the Morning Update Show:

Gun Violence Roundtable Recap
Recall Durkan Campaign – LIVE
New developments in Tommy Le killing
Pier 62 is open and looks great
Pink Elephant is going to MOHAI