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Incumbents Face Off With Social Justice-Minded Challengers for Port Commission

by Hannah Krieg


Paige Robertson is a young climate justice advocate who lives under the flight path of Sea-Tac International Airport. This means an aircraft could be over her head as often as every 45 seconds, said another concerned resident of the SeaTac area. 

According to a 96-page report by Public Health – Seattle & King County, more than 50% of the people in King County who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic, Latino, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander live within 10 miles of the Sea-Tac airport. This same radius also has the highest rating for negative health outcomes such as heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, premature birth, and cancer. 

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The Morning Update Show — 3/30/21

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, March 30

LIVE — Toshiko Hasegawa | LIVE — Willard Jimerson Jr. | Hate Crimes on the Rise | George Floyd Trial Update

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Toshiko Hasegawa Announces Candidacy for Port Commission, Vows to Prioritize Economic and Environmental Justice

by M. Anthony Davis 

Toshiko Hasegawa, executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and lifelong Beacon Hill resident, announced her candidacy for Seattle Port Commission, Position 4. As a fourth-generation Seattle resident, Hasegawa says she has a deep commitment to supporting and uplifting her city. 

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Warren Gets Warm Welcome, Intro by South Seattleite, Ahead of Washington Primary

by Emerald Staff


Long lines formed early Saturday afternoon for Elizabeth Warren’s evening appearance at the Seattle Center. The ethnic and age diverse crowd filled the Center’s Armory to capacity – including a significant number of dads and young daughters.

Hundreds of additional supporters were redirected to the closed circuit screens in Fisher Pavilion; those supporters were treated to a few minutes with Warren before she hit the main stage. Warren was Introduced by Toshiko Hasegawa, executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and lifelong Beacon Hill resident. Continue reading Warren Gets Warm Welcome, Intro by South Seattleite, Ahead of Washington Primary