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Progressive Krystal S. Marx: Running and Winning in Burien

Krystal Marx campaign photo with her family.
Editorial
I wish I could say that my decision to run for local office had a loftier beginning, but I have heard that people don’t like it when their elected officials lie. To that end, I want to share with you what it was like to decide to run. ...
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Seattle City Council Approves City Income Tax on High Earners

Local
Seattle City Council unanimously approved legislation creating a city income tax on high-income households to move Seattle toward a fairer, more progressive tax system. ...
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Paid Parental Leave Starts for Seattle City Employees

Local
Qualifying employees who have been with the City for at least six months are eligible to take four weeks per year of paid parental leave. ...
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House Approves Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Act

The House approved Gov. Jay Inslee’s Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Act to provide appropriate and easily accessible services for homeless youth.
Top News Politics Local
The House approved Gov. Jay Inslee’s Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Act to provide appropriate and easily accessible services for homeless youth. ...
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Freedom Michigan Urges Full House to Hold Vote on Elliott-Larsen Update

Top News Politics
Members of the Freedom Michigan coalition are calling on House Speaker Bolger to advance legislation to protect gay and transgender Michiganders. ...
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Iran: Government ‘Forcing’ Homosexuals to Change Gender

Soheil, a 21-year-old gay Iranian, fled to Turkey once he accepted he had no inclination to become a woman just because he liked men.
Top News International
The Iranian government accepts the transgender community, even though homosexuality is punishable by death. Many say they feel pressure to undergo surgery. ...
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