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Graham Street Light Rail Station Moves Closer to Reality

by Ross Armstrong

A light rail station at Graham Street, which was part of the Seattle’s transportation levy passed by voters last fall, is on track to be on the November 2016 ballot as part of the next phase of Sound Transit’s expansion. Continue reading Graham Street Light Rail Station Moves Closer to Reality

More Than a Thousand Brave Rain For Skyway Library’s Grand Opening

by Marcus Harrison Green

Not even a heavy downpour could spoil the mood at the grand opening of Skyway’s new library.

On Saturday morning, more than a thousand Skyway residents braved steady rains to assemble on the corner of 76th and Renton Avenue for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new 8000 square foot building. Continue reading More Than a Thousand Brave Rain For Skyway Library’s Grand Opening

News Gleams: Jayapal Pushes for Free College, Mayor Wants Fair Housing Access For Those With Criminal Records, and Skyway to Celebrate New Library

Collected by Antonio Foster

Jayapal Introduces Bill to Make First Two Years of Community College Free

On Tuesday, the 37th District’s State Senator, Pramila Jayapal, joined fellow State Senator David Frockt, (D-Seattle), and Rep. Gerry Pollet (D-Seattle), in introducing the Washington Promise program, which would provide two years of guaranteed tuition at community and technical colleges for all eligible Washington residents. Continue reading News Gleams: Jayapal Pushes for Free College, Mayor Wants Fair Housing Access For Those With Criminal Records, and Skyway to Celebrate New Library

Fully Funding Washington’s Education System Means Legislators Must Find Their Backbones

by Marilyn Watkins

Washington’s legislature launches a 60-day session January 11. As in the past several years, their biggest challenge will be money – how to adequately fund schools without slashing the other services necessary to protect the health and safety of our state’s people. Continue reading Fully Funding Washington’s Education System Means Legislators Must Find Their Backbones