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Manuel Ellis’ Death Looms Large at Tacoma Bill Signings Even Without His Family There

by Kari Plog

(This article was previously published by KNKX and has been reprinted with permission.)

Gov. Jay Inslee traveled to Tacoma on Tuesday, May 18, to sign a suite of police accountability measures that were passed by the State Legislature earlier this year. 

The bill signing happened at the Eastside Community Center, just five miles from the intersection where Manuel Ellis was killed by Tacoma police last year.

All of the speakers, including state lawmakers and Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, acknowledged the historic nature of the measures — a dozen in total — that aim to address systemic racism in policing.   

“These bills are all going to work in coordination with one another to create a system of accountability and integrity stronger than anywhere else in the nation,” Inslee said in his opening remarks. 

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Mass COVID Vaccination Site in Seattle Could Serve More Than 20,000 People A Day

by Ashley Gross

(This article was originally published by KNKX and has been reprinted with permission)

King County residents who are eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine will have a new location to do so starting this weekend.

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OPINION: Why Local Jazz Must Survive

Story and photos by Glenn Nelson

If drummer D’Vonne Lewis isn’t the hardest working musician on the Seattle jazz scene, he is, by all accounts, in the top 1%. Typically, he played two to three gigs per day, every day of the week. Lewis was so busy he even stopped practicing because, spending all his time playing live music, he, his ear, and his body already knew the drill. 

Then came the COVID-19 pandemic and performances started cancelling. 

“Oh man, this is getting ugly,” Lewis remembers thinking.

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Announcements & Events

curated by Emerald Staff

Announcements, events, and other stuff we don’t want to get lost in the fast-churning news cycle!

NOTE: Beginning the week of Nov. 23, find upcoming events on our new Events page (next to “About” in the main menu). And on Nov. 25, we’ll begin posting “Weekly News Gleams” where we’ll round up relevant announcements and other info formerly added regularly to this post.

Have an event or announcement you want to share? Use our Event Submission page or shoot us an email.

Announcement — 11/19/20: City of Seattle Announces $1.7M in funding to Support BIPOC-Led Organizations Impacted by COVID

From the City: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the City of Seattle has worked quickly to launch COVID-19 relief programs including rent relief, expanding shelter and services for people experiencing homelessness, grocery vouchers for working families, direct cash assistance for immigrants and refugees, and financial assistance to small businesses. Residents and businesses can find a list of existing COVID-19 relief resources and policies on this website.

Following the recent announcement of $6 million in Equitable Development Initiative funding for site acquisition, capacity building, and capital improvements for community organizations fighting displacement, the Office of Planning and Community Development will provide an additional $1.7 million in funding to support BIPOC-led organizations that have been impacted by the pandemic. Awards of up to $50,000 will go out to 36 organizations to support community-based responses to the pandemic. You can find the full list of recipients here.

Rainier Ave Radio is giving away food this Saturday at their Central District location — steak and chicken, vegetables, dairy, fresh produce, bread, and even desserts from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

The event will be hosted outside on their deck, safely social distanced. Bring your own bag! 

Rainier Avenue Radio wishes you a ver Happy Thanksgiving!

RAR in the CD: 810 23rd Ave (98122)

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