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NEWS GLEAMS | Food Truck Restrictions May Ease, Robert Lightfeather Inquest Hearing Postponed

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NEWS GLEAMS | CAIR-WA Lawsuit Against Alaska Airlines, Reproductive Rights Legislation Signed Into Law

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

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🖋️Letter From the Editor🖋️

CAIR Washington has filed a lawsuit against Alaska Airlines alleging discrimination against two Black male Muslim passengers from Sudan. Meanwhile, in ongoing attempts to pass reproductive rights legislation in the aftermath of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed into law four bills passed by Seattle City Council; a fifth is in committee.

New Holly residents looking to spend more time in the library will be delighted to hear that its local Seattle Public Library branch will now be reopening on Sundays, plus King County Elections is hiring outreach coordinators for those who are fluent in Russian and Somali!

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

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NEWS GLEAMS | Starbucks Pushes to Suspend Union Elections Nationwide, Community Storytelling Series in the CID

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

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🖋️ Letter From the Editor 🖋️

Starbucks strikes continue to make local and national news, including their current request for the National Labor Relations Board to suspend union elections at all of its U.S. stores.

In continued coverage of safety concerns around transit, we share news of a developing story around a death at Mount Baker Station.

A community storytelling series will also be presented at Hing Hay Park, featuring Yuko Kodama, Anne Xuan Clarke, Christina Shimizu, Norma Timbang, and Luzviminda (Lulu) Carpenter.

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

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NEWS GLEAMS | Updates on Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor Cases, Small Business Grants Available

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

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🖋️ Letter From the Editor 🖋️

In national news, we offer updates on the murder cases of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, over two years after the racial justice uprisings of 2020.

Locally, Nurturing Roots invites you to get your hands dirty in the farm and take home some “Zoo Doo” — exotic compost from Woodland Park Zoo. Grant opportunities for small businesses and arts organizations are available through Scandiuzzi Krebs as well as the Washington State Department of Commerce and ArtsWA.

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

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NEWS GLEAMS | Participatory Budgeting Vote Up in Unincorporated King County, More Monkeypox Vaccines

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🖋️Letter From the Editor🖋️

Voters in unincorporated areas of King County have two more days to join the participatory budgeting process and help determine how money is invested in their neighborhoods! More monkeypox vaccines are also now available, with the Sexual Health Clinic reopening for vaccination today, with drop-in and appointment-based visits.

On a national level, Kansas voters gave an unexpected victory for abortion rights last week, which serves as evidence that perhaps U.S. voters are not as in line with the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as anti-abortion advocates may have thought.

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

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NEWS GLEAMS | Initial Primary Elections Results Are In, Monkeypox in Washington, & More

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

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🖋️Letter From the Editor🖋️

Primaries are over, and election results are coming in! As we wait for votes to be finalized, we offer a high-level summary of races that are important for South Seattle voters.

In San Francisco, the mayor has declared a local health emergency for monkeypox. King County, thankfully, has not reached such a point, but confirmed cases are rising and vaccines are rolling in rather slowly.

Lastly, Refuge Outdoor Festival is this weekend, for those who might want a respite from the heat or are looking to enjoy nature in great company.

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

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NEWS GLEAMS | COVID-19 Updates, National Climate Change Legislation Passes Senate, & More

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

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After an especially scorching week and with more to come, today’s News Gleams center on health and the environment. Read on about unexpected but ambitious progress on national climate change legislation, Audubon Society’s anti-racist name change, and COVID-19 updates on a city, county, and national level.

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

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NEWS GLEAMS | Free Transit Passes for Youth, Updates on West Seattle Bridge, & More

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

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A light-hearted News Gleams for this scorching week! We cover free transit passes for youth and major updates on West Seattle Bridge which put it closer to reopening — plus The Seattle Public Library’s head librarian wants to hear from you!

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

P.S. Check out our Voting Guide for the Aug. 2 Primary Elections, and don’t forget to vote! It’s part of our recently launched series of South End Guides.

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NEWS GLEAMS | Cooling Centers Open for Heatwave, Abortion Protection Legislation, & More

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


Beat the heat this week with some recommended places to hang out, or get dreamy by getting lost in the expansiveness of the universe thanks to new images from the James Webb telescope.

Plus, there is City Council legislation being proposed to protect reproductive rights and gender-affirming care, the Jan. 6 hearings are over until the fall but went out for the summer with some revealing testimony about former President Trump’s whereabouts during a crucial 187 minutes.

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

P.S. Don’t forget to vote in the Aug. 2 primary elections! We’ve broken down the candidates in the 37th Legislative District and will have a voting guide for South End readers tomorrow!

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NEWS GLEAMS | New Director of the OPA Nominated by Harrell, 16th Annual Duwamish River Festival Aug. 6, & More

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

curated by Vee Hua 華婷婷


In anticipation of possible future Supreme Court decisions ahead, the House just passed legislation to protect marriage equality, but the fight is not quite over. Mayor Bruce Harrell has also nominated a new director for the Office of Police Accountability; plus, we offer a brief recap of his plans to bring more police to Seattle and City Council’s new legislation to strengthen police accountability.

On a brighter note, it has been some time since the Duwamish River has looked as sparkly as it does now. Don’t miss the free all-day festival that pays homage to the importance of clean water through art, activities, and community.

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

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