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South Seattle’s Eritrean, Ethiopian Communities Hold Vigils for Slain Countrymen

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An Ethiopian woman at her community center holds a candle in remembrance for the Christians killed by ISIS. (Image: Agazit Afeworki)

 by Agazit Afeworki 

Seattle’s Eritrean and Ethiopian communities held separate vigils on April 25 and May 1 at the Ethiopian Community Center and Rainier Valley Cultural Center to honor the Eritrean and Ethiopian men brutally executed in a video by the terrorist organization ISIS last month. Continue reading South Seattle’s Eritrean, Ethiopian Communities Hold Vigils for Slain Countrymen

Emerald In The Rough: Smooth! Southeast Seattle Tool Library’s Grand Opening

By Cindi Laws, Columnist

Residents at the Southeast Seattle Tool Library Grand Opening
Residents at the Southeast Seattle Tool Library Grand Opening. Photo: Cindi Laws

Over 100 people from throughout our region stopped by the new Southeast Seattle Tool Library at its Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, May 16th. Balloons, beverages and bites were no match for the real treats: big tools, power tools, common tools, unusual tools, donated tools, and purchased tools. Continue reading Emerald In The Rough: Smooth! Southeast Seattle Tool Library’s Grand Opening

New County Ordinance a Check on Free Speech?

by Taylor Winkel, Columnist

In March, the Metropolitan King County Council unanimously passed a new ordinance directed towards one specific person. And, it largely went unnoticed by almost everyone.

The ordinance is alters the conduct rules for people wishing to testify during public committee hearings which is an issue because before a new ordinance can be adopted in King County, the council is required by law to hold a public hearing on the issue where citizens can testify.

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