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The Healthy Families Act would allow workers at businesses with at least 15 employees to earn up to 56 hours, or seven days, of paid sick leave each year. ...
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The Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) will add 20 new classrooms for the 2017-2018 school year, bringing the total number of classrooms to 53. The program will serve more than 1,000, three- and four-year-old students. ...
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Seattle City Council

Seattle City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday urging Congress to introduce and adopt “The Equality Act,” which would grant equal protection to LGBTQ residents across the United States. ...
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She will lead citywide resilience building efforts to help Seattle prepare for, withstand, and bounce back from heat waves, floods, and longer term pressures like climate change, income inequality, and impacts from Seattle’s unprecedented growth. ...
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After the city council meeting, the group of residents and advocates went to Mayor Ed Murray’s office and waited for two hours to speak with a representative. ...
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Marci Owens, Senator Patty Murray and Danni Askini in D.C.

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) has announced that Marci Owens of Seattle will be her guest at Tuesday night’s Joint Address to Congress by Trump. ...
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Arlene's Flowers Owner Barronelle Stutzman

The couple and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued Stutzman for violating Washington state's law protecting against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. ...
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The legislation makes Seattle the first municipality in the region to offer robust parental and paid family care leave. ...
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For a lot of LGBT people, shopping outside the community can be uncomfortable, especially people who suffer from body dysphoria, a mental illness that affects your perception of your appearance. ...
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Aaron Amundsen/KING

Co-owner of Emerald City Tattoo and Supply in the Lake City neighborhood of Seattle, Aaron Amundsen, was recently the target of a hate crime. ...
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