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News Gleams: Grant Signals Rematch for Seattle Council Seat, Who Will Replace Jayapal, and Renton Avenue Repaving Done

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Hillman City Resident Signals Run for Seattle City Council

Hillman City’s Jon Grant announced in a statement today that he will form an exploratory campaign for the at-large Seattle City Council Position 8 in 2017. Continue reading News Gleams: Grant Signals Rematch for Seattle Council Seat, Who Will Replace Jayapal, and Renton Avenue Repaving Done

News Gleams: Skyway Park Getting a Facelift, The Beach Set to Light Up, and The Number 7 Reroutes This Weekend

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Skyway Park Set for Renovations

King County Council approved $1,000,000 in the county budget for capital improvements to Skyway Park in the West Hill community, at South 120th Place and 70th Place South. Renovations are expected to the park’s ball fields, basketball and tennis courts, picnic area, and play structures. Continue reading News Gleams: Skyway Park Getting a Facelift, The Beach Set to Light Up, and The Number 7 Reroutes This Weekend

Rainier Beach High Students Walkout to Find Hope, Optimism After Shocking Election

by Marcus Harrison Green

“Got Hope, Got Freedom, Got Love, Got Hope,” was the rally cry that echoed onto the steps of the Rainier Beach Community Center’s plaza, at 12:30pm when hundreds of students from Rainier Beach High School (RBHS) staged a walkout in protest of the election of President Donald J. Trump. Continue reading Rainier Beach High Students Walkout to Find Hope, Optimism After Shocking Election

Report Back Fundraiser Showcases Local Solidarity With Standing Rock’s Native American Protectors

by Kelsey Hamlin

Washington Hall was filled with a sea of diverse faces Sunday night, showing up to raise money and collect winter items for protectors in North Dakota.

The state has a Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) being built through Native American, Sioux tribal land. It’s also set to carry 470,000 barrels of oil a day from the North Dakota Bakken region through South Dakota and Iowa into Illinois. Currently, the protectors are still working to stop the pipeline, but continue to be slammed with legal fees in the process. Continue reading Report Back Fundraiser Showcases Local Solidarity With Standing Rock’s Native American Protectors

News Gleams: Council Proposes Using Bonds for Affordable Housing, and Election Night Viewing Parties in the South End

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Councilmembers Propose Using Bonds to Create 500 Affordable Units

Six  Seattle City Councilmembers introduced a new proposal today intended to create up to 500 new units of affordable housing for the city’s residents. The housing production would be funded by newly utilizing the City’s existing bonding capacity and paid off over a 30 year term. Councilmembers Bagshaw, González, Herbold, Johnson, O’Brien, and Sawant have signed on to the proposal, which will allow it to be reviewed and discussed at this Wednesday’s 9:30 a.m. Budget Committee meeting. Continue reading News Gleams: Council Proposes Using Bonds for Affordable Housing, and Election Night Viewing Parties in the South End

Inmates Bestow Wisdom and Playing Boards Upon Detective’s Chess Club

by Marcus Harrison Green

Children at Detective Denise “Cookie” Bouldin’s Saturday morning chess club regularly receive words of wisdom upon rushing through the doors of the Rainier Beach Community Center recreation room to challenge all competitors in the “sport of the mind.”   Continue reading Inmates Bestow Wisdom and Playing Boards Upon Detective’s Chess Club