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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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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 | 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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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 | 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: Paid Youth Opportunities in Web Design, Jesse Sarey Murder Case, & 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!


More police accountability news this week, this time around the Jesse Sarey murder case, where a former Seattle Police chief will testify against an Auburn officer’s use of force. Meanwhile, a man threatened Rep. Pramila Jayapal, and a shooting took place outside of Washington Hall.

Those who are looking to find summer events to attend this weekend might find themselves at Northwest Immigrant Rights Project’s Summer Social or at Daybreak Star for the Seafair Indian Days Powwow. Paid opportunities are also available for youth interested in learning web design or social media; applications close soon.

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

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Seafair Indian Days Powwow Returns In-Person to ‘Remember, Reconnect, Revive’

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The annual Seafair Indian Days Powwow returns July 15 to 17, celebrating its 33rd year at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center’s Powwow Grounds in Discovery Park. This year’s powwow emerges from pandemic closures with the powerful theme of “Remember, Reconnect, Revive,” and is hosted by United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF). Open to Native and non-Native attendees, the Seafair Indian Days Powwow can draw about 12,000 visitors over the course of a weekend, and features a variety of competitive dance performances, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and networking opportunities.

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Summary of Inquest Hearings into the SPD Shooting of Charleena Lyles

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Last Updated on July 7, 2022, 11:48 am.

Content Warning: This article contains discussions of police killings, violence, mental health crises, and suicide.


Inquest hearings continue through July 6 around the death of 30-year-old Charleena Lyles, a pregnant mother of three who was shot seven times by Seattle Police Department (SPD) officers following a disturbance call to her home in 2017. Thus far, the hearings have provided insights into the timeline of the day’s events, actions of officers, firefighters, and paramedics at the scene, attempts to revive Lyles, and traumatic impacts on Lyles’ children.

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NEWS GLEAMS: Lyles Inquest Deliberations Begin, 988 Launches July 16, & More

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Jury deliberations are underway beginning July 6, the last day of the Charleena Lyles inquest hearings. They will be asked to answer 100 questions related to whether the involved officers, Jason Anderson and Steven McNew, followed Seattle Police Department training policies in the shooting of Lyles in June 2017. As inquest administrator Michael Spearman instructed the jury on Friday, July 1, “The questions that you are going to be asked to answer are about how and why Ms. Lyles died, and whether the officers’ actions in this case complied with Seattle Police Department policy and training, and whether Ms. Lyles’ death was caused by criminal means.” See our daily summaries of the inquest hearings on the Emerald.

This week’s News Gleams otherwise shares details of 988, a new mental health alternative to 911! The Duwamish River Opportunity Fund also has a call for community-initiated projects and grant reviewers. Lastly, we will be expanding News Gleams to twice a week, and hope to see you out for SCIDpda’s Outdoor Party in Canton Alley this Saturday, July 9!

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

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Symposium Highlights Immigrant and BIPOC-Driven Environmental Justice Initiatives

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In a day of networking and presentations by community-led immigrant- and BIPOC-driven environmental justice initiatives, the Port of Seattle hosted the South King County Environmental Symposium on Saturday, June 18, at Highline College in Des Moines, Washington. Included in the programming were three panel discussions focused on “Cultivation and Cultural Belonging: Equitable Access to Healthy Foods through Community Gardens,” “Community-Led Stewardship and Youth Activism,” and “Green Jobs for a Just Transition.” In total, 10 different nonprofit and public sector groups were represented.

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NEWS GLEAMS: Charleena Lyles Inquest Hearings Continue, SPL Reduces Hours, & 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!


Hearings continue this week and next around the 2017 death of Charleena Lyles and the Jan. 6 Insurrection. Yesterday, we heard jarring testimonies and revelations from both. Stay tuned for more in-depth South Seattle Emerald coverage of the Charleena Lyles case tomorrow, but in the meantime, we want to hear what you think about the Jan. 6 hearings and how it affects South End communities.

In other news, the Seattle Department of Transportation is adding bus-only lanes on Rainier Avenue South and requests your feedback on transit improvements; Seattle Public Libraries will be limiting their hours for the summer, and Artist Trust is offering emergency funds for artists.

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

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