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NEWS GLEAMS: Charleena Lyles Inquest Hearings Continue, SPL Reduces Hours, & More

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Hearings continue this week and next around the 2017 death of Charleena Lyles and the Jan. 6 Insurrection. Yesterday, we heard jarring testimonies and revelations from both. Stay tuned for more in-depth South Seattle Emerald coverage of the Charleena Lyles case tomorrow, but in the meantime, we want to hear what you think about the Jan. 6 hearings and how it affects South End communities.

In other news, the Seattle Department of Transportation is adding bus-only lanes on Rainier Avenue South and requests your feedback on transit improvements; Seattle Public Libraries will be limiting their hours for the summer, and Artist Trust is offering emergency funds for artists.

—Vee Hua 華婷婷, interim managing editor for the South Seattle Emerald

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NEWS GLEAMS: Majority of 2021 Fatal Crashes in South End, Taste of White Center, & More

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It’s a week for hearings, local and national. These include the first inquest hearing into the 2017 death of Charleena Lyles, which is a judicial inquiry that lays out and ascertains the facts of the case. Nationally, the fourth of the Jan. 6 Committee hearings has also just passed; the fifth takes place Thursday morning, June 23. Recent flickers of white nationalist groups making hyperlocal plays and targeting LGBTQ+ communities can’t help but feel like echoes of insurrection.

But there is still some levity to be found. Pride events continue this weekend — see our guide — including Lavender Rights Project’s Black Trans Comedy Showcase tonight!

—Vee Hua 華婷婷, interim managing editor for the South Seattle Emerald

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NEWS GLEAMS: Charleena Lyles Inquest Begins, WAESN Youth Activist Academy, & More

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This weekend, the City of Seattle officially celebrates Juneteenth as a holiday for the first time, based on legislation sponsored by Councilmember Tammy Morales in 2021. Make sure you check out the Emerald’s guides on South End events celebrating Juneteenth and Pride 2022!

This week’s News Gleams are heavily focused on topics of police accountability and reform, including new proposed legislation and the upcoming inquest into the death of Charleena Lyles. Relatedly, the Emerald’s latest Watchdragon coverage uncovers former Police Chief Carmen Best’s involvement in the abandonment of the East Precinct during the 2020 protests, and much more.

—Vee Hua 華婷婷, interim managing editor for the South Seattle Emerald

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NEWS GLEAMS: Gun Return Program Legislation, Free At-Home COVID Tests, & More

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NEWS GLEAMS: First PayUp Legislation Passes City Council, New ORCA System, & More

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NEWS GLEAMS: Last Call for Our Reader Survey, 72-Hour Parking Rule Resumes, & More

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NEWS GLEAMS: Lake Washington Boulevard Closure, Property Tax Exemptions, & More

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NEWS GLEAMS: Patti Cole-Tindall Next KC Sheriff, Kubota Spring Plant Sale, & More

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NEWS GLEAMS: New Editors, COVID Caution, Don’t Forget Mom, & More

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