Seattle

Seattle Police Killed A Pregnant Mother Of Four Who Had Called 911

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Charleena Lyles, 30yo woman who was fatally shot by SPD today. Photo shared with permission from family pic.twitter.com/zHr3DV8mqM — Steven Hsieh (@stevenjhsieh) June 18, 2017 On Sunday morning, Seattle police officers shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old mother of four, at her apartment in...

Seattle High School Asks Black Students to Sign Pledge to “Do Better”

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There are numerous examples of when “keeping it real” goes wrong and one of the latest is a pledge created by staff at a Seattle high school that has pissed off students and parents alike. Called the “Keepin’ it 100” covenant, the agreement essentially asked African-American students...

Seattle Announces $15 Minimum Wage, Highest In Nation

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The mayor of Seattle announced Thursday that he’d developed a plan for a $15 minimum wage that had wide backing from the city’s lawmakers, labor leaders and business community. The proposal unveiled by Mayor Ed Murray would gradually raise the city’s minimum wage from $9.32...