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‘A Failed Leader’: Momentum Builds in Demands for Sheriff Johanknecht’s Resignation

by Carolyn Bick


At the 43:22 timestamp in a video of a nearly two-hour King County Council meeting regarding the shooting death of Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens, King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht gets up and walks out of the room, before any members of the community speak, and before Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens’s mother starts to read the last poem her son wrote before police shot and killed him in 2017.

“I have to get on to the next thing,” Johanknecht says, looking at the watch on her left wrist.

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Media “Cornerstone” of Vietnamese Community Looks Toward the Future

By Jeff Nguyen

There’s a small office situated in a plaza near Othello Station, surrounded by Vietnamese businesses and shops. Fitting, as this particular building houses Nguoi Viet Tay Bac, one of the oldest Vietnamese-language newspapers in the NW. Julie Pham, who works with her father and the paper’s founder Kim Pham as managing editor, sits comfortably on a chair in the main lobby, surrounded by immense, multicolored stacks of papers that find their way into the hands of 80,000 readers annually.  Continue reading Media “Cornerstone” of Vietnamese Community Looks Toward the Future