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Off the Couch and Into the Street: Why I Finally Joined a Protest Movement

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Editorial Local
When I was a young girl, I was in a Camp Fire group, and we used to sing a song that told us it was “better to light just one little candle than to stumble in the dark.” Well, I hadn’t thought of that song in 30 years, but I’ve been hearing it in my head as I try and put my short history as an activist into words for you. ...
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Seattle City Council Unanimously Passes National Park for Stonewall Initiative

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Seattle City Council passed with a unanimous decision the resolution expressing the City's fervent support for the designation of a National Park for Stonewall. ...
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Transgender Rights Become Focus of Debate in Washington State Legislature

Some organizations already include gender-neutral bathrooms, like this one in a building at the University of Washington.
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Advocates from both sides of the debate attended the Senate Law and Justice Committee hearing on Senate Bill (SB) 6548, to express why it should or shouldn’t pass. ...
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West Coast Mayors Create Alliance to Address Growing Crisis of Homelessness

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Mayors from five West Coast cities announced the creation of an alliance of West Coast mayors united in addressing the growing crisis of homelessness. ...
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Council Committee to Consider Ban on Limiting Rent Increases

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Current state law does not allow cities to limit rent increases. Seattle has seen rent increases of up to 145 percent during 2015. ...
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Seattle Public School Teachers Strike for First Time in 30 Years, Public Meeting

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Seattle students will not be returning to school as scheduled. Instead, teachers will hit the picket line for the first time in 30 years. ...
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Seattle Mayor Murray Issues Federal Marriage Equality Remarks

Mayor Ed Murray
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Friday Seattle Mayor Ed Murray delivered the following remarks from Seattle City Hall after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the right of all Americans to marry the person they love. ...
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Seattle: Councilmember Sally Clark Won’t Run in 2015

Seattle City Councilmember Sally J. Clark at the 2012 Inauguration reception at Seattle City Hall January 9, 2012.
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Openly lesbian Seattle City Councilmember Sally J. Clark announced Wednesday that she will not run for re-election in fall 2015. ...
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Mayor Ed Murray Raises 12th Man Flag Over Seattle City Hall

Mayor Murray was joined by Councilmember Jean Godden and several enthusiastic Seahawks fans and City employees at Seattle City Hall to raise the 12th Man flag on the public plaza.
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Mayor Murray was joined by several enthusiastic Seahawks fans and City employees at Seattle City Hall to raise the 12th Man flag on the public plaza. ...
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Three Public Meetings Set for the Minimum Wage Ordinance

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Seattle’s new Minimum Wage Ordinance will take effect on April 1, 2015 and the Seattle Office of Civil Rights is holding three information sessions. ...
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