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The Morning Update Show — 9/2/21

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 — Thursday, September 2

LIVE — Dr. Stephan Blanford of Children’s Alliance | Officers in Elijah McClain Death Indicted | Where Seattle Rescue Plan Dollars are Going | Hurricane Ida Causes Havoc in Northeast | Officer Adley Shepherd Firing Upheld | Black Business Spotlight: Royal Teez

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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.
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 — 6/22/21

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, June 22

Black Love Returns to the Central District | TAKING B(L)ACK PRIDE | Black Girl Magic | Seattle Rescue Plan | News and Headlines

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Mayor and Council Unveil Economic Relief Plan, CD Gets More Affordable Housing

by Elizabeth Turnbull


Following a year of economic difficulties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the mayor and some Seattle City Council members have proposed that more than $100 million in federal recovery funds be designated toward critical areas of the local economy such as addressing houselessness and helping businesses recover.

The proposal, called the Seattle Rescue Plan, was released late last month by Mayor Jenny Durkan, Council President M. Lorena González, and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda. It designates $128.4 million to focus on “homelessness, small businesses, direct assistance to workers and families, community health and equity” and the Council could vote on the measure as early as June 21.

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