Tag Archives: King County Primary Election 2021

NEWS GLEAMS: Masks Required Again, Big Day of Play, $50K for Skyway/West Hill Youth, & More!

curated by Emerald Staff

A round-up of news and announcements we don’t want to get lost in the fast-churning news cycle!


A person wears a rainbow Black Lives Matter mask. (Photo: Chole Collyer)

Mask Mandates a Thing (Again) & Public School Employees, Others, Required to Get Vaccine

Gov. Jay Inslee announced during an in-person-only press conference held in an Olympia elementary school Wednesday, Aug. 18, that he would reinstate the statewide indoor mask mandate — for those vaccinated and unvaccinated alike. Inslee said in a tweet immediately following the press conference that COVID-19 cases are “skyrocketing” due — in large part, he said — to the delta variant and that “the best way to protect everyone is to get vaccinated and wear a mask.” He also announced that vaccinations would be required not only for those working in K–12 schools but also in “most childcare and early learning” as well as in higher education. In his tweet, Gov. Inslee listed out highlights of the new vaccine requirements for workers.

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NEWS GLEAMS: On-Demand Ride Service Increasing Mobility Access, Duwamish River Community Hub Opening, & Free Trees!

curated by Emerald Staff

A round-up of news and announcements we don’t want to get lost in the fast-churning news cycle!


Flyer depicting Via to Transit’s South Seattle service areas, community hubs, and hours. Photo courtesy of King County Metro.

‘Via to Transit’ Service Expands, Increasing Mobility Options for Rainier Beach, Skyway, Tukwila, and Renton

Via to Transit (Via), a flexible, on-demand ride service connecting riders to community hubs, is expanding to four service areas that include Othello, Rainier Beach/Skyway, Renton Highlands, and Tukwila.

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The Morning Update Show — 8/4/21

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.

We also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Wednesday, August 4

Election Results: What Does Seattle Really Want? | Harrell or Gonzalez for Mayor? | Oliver and Nelson to Face Off for Position 9 | LIVE — Besa Gordon of KUBE 93.3 and Converge Media | LIVE — David Allen of STG Presents | LIVE — Zoser, Recording Artist

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2021 King County Primary Election: Early Results Indicate González and Harrell to Head to General Election, City Attorney’s Race Tightens

by Ashley Archibald, Elizabeth Turnbull, and Phil Manzano

Editors’ Note: We will continue to update this article with election updates in the coming days.


Voters narrowed their choices for Seattle Mayor, Seattle City Council, and King County Executive in the Tuesday, Aug. 3, primary where an estimated 40% of registered King County voters were expected to cast their ballot. 

In addition to a myriad of city candidates and special district elections, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes is in a tight race to hold onto the position. Also, King County voters approved Proposition No. 1 “Best Start for Kids” ordinance, according to early unofficial results. Here’s a rundown of the most prominent races in the South Seattle area.

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The Morning Update Show — 8/3/21

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.

We also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Tuesday, August 3

Vote!!! | LIVE — Justin Carder of Cap Hill Seattle Blog | LIVE — Jerry Brewer of Washington Post / SABJ | LIVE — Adam Zacks of STG Presents | LIVE — Cool Nutz, Recording Artist | LIVE — Shakiah, Emcee

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OPINION: The Importance of Voting in Local Elections

by Shasti Conrad


As we prepare for the upcoming Aug. 3, 2021, King County primary election, I find myself doing what I can from raising voter awareness to relentless canvassing, textbanking, and candidate support to channel that energy that we all had for the 2020 presidential election. On that day about 331 million Americans saw their hard work pay off in the successful transfer of power from one leader to the next (Although a small portion of those folks still question the legitimacy of that election, every court in America has found it to be true). On that day we, the American people, said “no” to the bigotry that many across the world thought was irreparably permuting our nation. 

While presidential elections may have been my start in politics, from presidential campaigns to the Obama Administration, I hope more than anything to leave a legacy as a strong advocate of local elections. In times like these where forests are burning, where many in our cities are unhoused, and where white supremacy continues to linger under the surface, local elections are the forefront of our democracy. It is incumbent on all of us to vote in every single cycle. 

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The Morning Update Show — 8/2/21

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.

We also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Monday, August 2

Live From The Paramount | LIVE — Josh LaBelle – Executive Director of STG | LIVE — Bookie Gates – Baseball Beyond Borders | LIVE — LIVT – Singer & Songwriter | Columbia City Beatwalk | VOTE!!!

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