Politics

Politics

Mitzi Johanknecht in her office at the King County Courthouse on February 20, 2018. Johanknecht was sworn in as King County Sheriff on January 2. Photo by Jordan Duncan.

New King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht faces an uphill battle in trying to repair the image of the Sheriff’s Office. But she’s used to challenges. ...
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Washington state’s House of Representatives approved SB 5722 - legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called “conversion therapy.” ...
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Dozens of major companies have severed financial ties with the NRA and GOP leaders, a demographic traditionally most fearful of crossing the gun lobby is beginning put distance between themselves and NRA lobbyists. ...
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The Washington State Legislature is attempting to pass an emergency bill that essentially renders it impossible for reporters to appeal secrecy by our elected officials. ...
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LPAC/Facebook

LPAC, the country’s only lesbian political action committee, has announced a new round of endorsements, including Krysten Sinema for U.S. Senate in Arizona, Lauren Baer for U.S. Representative in Florida District 18 and Fran Watson for Texas State Senate District 17. ...
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Congressman Adam Smith released a video statement in reaction to President Trump’s actions attacking the freedom of press, the FBI, and the Department of Justice. ...
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Mayor Jenny A. Durkan/Facebook

In a letter to City employees, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that she is launching an extensive review of the City of Seattle’s harassment and discrimination policies. ...
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LPAC interim executive director Urvashi Vaid at the 2018 NYC women’s march.

LPAC has announced its first 2018 endorsement and support of Angie Craig, U.S. Representative, Kate Brown, Dana Nessel, and Joy Silver. ...
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Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following video statement in celebration of the anniversary of the Women’s March, likely the largest single-day demonstration in recorded U.S. history. ...
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Women's March 2018 / Photo: Dawn Celeste McGregor

During the Women's March, women stood together as examples to every person who is marginalized. Each voice was unique, and every voice was necessary, because we ALL need to be represented to make this change. ...
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