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Morning Update Show — Tuesday, May 18
LIVE — Justin Carder | Updates From the CD and Cap Hill | Shootings Spiking Across Seattle | Voter Suppression in Pasco? | Cliff Cawthon Runs for Kent City Council | Maya Angelou to Be on new Quarter
Continue reading The Morning Update Show — 5/18/21
by Chamidae Ford
Cliff Cawthon recently announced his candidacy for Kent City Council position 4, running against incumbent Toni Troutner. The adjunct professor at Bellevue College is centering his campaign around community development and engagement.
Continue reading Cliff Cawthon Makes Community Development Focus of Kent City Council Run
by Cliff Cawthon
The Gender, Equity, Safe Communities and New Americans Committee considered legislation today that would increase police accountability to the public. This recent push was set in motion after Mayor Ed Murray sent a draft of the reform legislation for review by the city council. The measure is intended to create the strongest civilian oversight regime in the city’s history. Continue reading City Council Considers Police Accountability Legislation
by Cliff Cawthon
For Seattleites who believe 2016 has been A REALLY REALLY REALLY HORRIBLE YEAR for the nation, their city approved a budget today that funded a number of vital services and projects that should make most residents hate 2017 a little less.
Continue reading City Council Passes Its 2017 Budget: Affordable Housing, Homelessness Response, Early Learning and an Independent Office of Labor Standards
by Clifford C. Cawthon
Homelessness is on the rise in Seattle. Mayor Murray declared a ‘state of emergency’ last year in Seattle around homelessness in order to aggressively address the problem. Much of the problem, however, isn’t about affordability but stability. In the One Night Count of the homeless last January, 9.6% were veterans, 35.6% were mentally ill and more than 2000 of the 4505 unhoused people were under age 17; all populations who face the risk of housing-instability. Continue reading Columbia City Residents Weigh in On “Responsive Housing” Development