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Four young skaters wait in line for warm-up drills at Skate Like A Girl’s 12 and under lesson at All Together Skatepark in Seattle, Wash., on Oct. 23. Kristin Ebeling, director of Skate Like A Girl’s Seattle chapter, said skateboarding is slowly becoming a more accessible sport for young kids.

Kristin Ebeling said Skate Like A Girl creates an environment where girls can express themselves and pursue a new hobby without fear of judgement or ridicule. ...
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A ballot initiative to repeal Washington State’s 10-year-old non-discrimination law protecting our transgender friends, co-workers and family members is back again. ...
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King County announced Tuesday an investment in electric buses that will give Metro the largest fleet in the nation. ...
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Business owners Molly Moon Neitzel of Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream and Makini Howell of Plum Restaurants here with the coalition to announce our proposal for paid family and medical leave. "It's affordable, predictable, and great for everyone."

Under the proposed bills, Washington workers would be able to use extended paid leave for events like the birth of a child, a personal health emergency, or to take care of an ill family member, like an aging parent. ...
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Seattle’s minimum wage will continue to increase each year on January 1 until reaching $15 per hour for all workers in 2021. ...
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Winthrop, Washington in Methow Valley

The Bureau of Land Management is taking a critical step toward protecting the Methow Headwaters in North Central Washington by issuing a segregation notice to make 340,000 acres off-limits to mining for two years. ...
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Space Needle on New Year's Eve/T-Mobile

T-Mobile’s New Years at the Needle will feature songs from the late David Bowie and Prince, as well as one by the Seattle group ODESZA. ...
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A joint session of Congress meets to count the Electoral College vote from the 2008 presidential election the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol January 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The 32nd Washington Electoral College convenes at the state Capitol at high noon on Dec. 19, taking part in a time-honored ritual of awarding the state’s electoral votes for president and vice president. ...
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Suicide prevention advocates from all walks of life dined together in a shared determination to fight suicide. ...
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Sawant is calling on Amazon to heed the demands of pilots from Atlas Air, Southern Air, and Airborne Air, all represented by Teamsters Local 1224. ...
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