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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

collected by Antonio Foster

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

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

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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