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posted Friday, January 27, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 04


WOMXN'S MARCH
by Janice Van Cleve - Special to the SGN

Over 160,000 women and their supportive men and children marched in Seattle on January 21 to protest the presidency of Donald Trump. They marched in solidarity with half a million women in Washington DC, 50,000 in Philadelphia, 750,000 in Los Angeles, and thousands more in Chicago, San Francisco, Paris, Berlin, London, Mexico
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Ed Murray defiant as Trump signs orders on immigration
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was defiant after Donald Trump signed executive orders dealing with immigration and sealing off the country's border with Mexico.

Trump signed orders on January 25 concerning the construction of his border wall with Mexico, increasing deportations, and
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Trump regime 'disappears' LGBT community
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Only minutes after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, and even as he was still delivering his belligerent and graceless inaugural address, Trump operatives took down the LGBT page on the White House website.

Under the Obama administration, the website's 'Issues' tab fea
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Ed Murray racks up key union endorsements
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

With more than nine months to go until the election, Ed Murray is racking up endorsements in his bid to be re-elected mayor of Seattle.

On January 25, Murray's campaign announced that he'd received early endorsements from nine key labor unions representing several economic sec
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Statement from the organizers of the Womxn's March on Seattle
On Saturday, January 21, in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington and over 670 marches worldwide, 200,000 people marched peacefully in support of justice and equity through the streets of Seattle. This is nearly four times the number of people we expected based on Facebook and Eventbrite RSVPs.

Judkins Park reached i
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As a first-time marcher, the Womxn's March on Seattle was an uplifting experience!
by MK Scott - SGN Contributing Writer

On January 21, 2013, the country had lots of excitement as President Obama was sworn in for his second term. The inauguration was held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and most felt the dark days were over.

Four years later to the day of that historical moment, on January 21,
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Seattle joins women around the world in historic Women's March
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

If there was any doubt in anyone's mind whether or not 'the people' would rise up to push back against newly-elected President Donald Trump, the historic January 21 Womxn's March on Seattle: Washington state answered with a strong message of peaceful protest, intersectionality, and uni
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Statement from King County Council Chair Joe McDermott
by Joe McDermott
King County Council Chair
Special to the SGN

In light of the flurry of executive orders by President Trump over the past week, it couldn't be more important to articulate our core values here in King County. All residents, regardless of immigration status or where they're from, must hear loud and
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Neighborhood Matching Fund announces NEW funding opportunities for community-initiated projects

Now provides increased access to funds, simpler application, and more

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods' popular Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) offers new funding opportunities for community members in 2017. The program features added flexibility, a simpler application, and faster review and award processing. Its two funds - the Small Sparks Fund and the new Community Partnership Fund - continue to support more
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Trump executive orders harm health care
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer Immediately after his inaugural parade, Donald Trump adjourned to the Oval Office, where he signed an executive order commanding his new officials not to enforce key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare).

On January 23, he followed up with an executive order reimposin
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Mass resignation at State Department

Entire management team resigns as Trump appointee takes charge

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump's State Department is in chaos after an entire layer of senior management officials quit rather than deal with the new president's transition team.

Four top officials resigned on January 25, as Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson was being briefed on the departme
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Trump order endangers LGBT Syrian refugees
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump will soon sign executive orders suspending the US Refugee Admissions Program and banning people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen from entering the US.

His orders will have devastating consequences for thousands of LGBT refugees fleeing Iraq
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Billionaires finance TV ads for Jeff Sessions nomination
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Have you seen the TV ads promoting Jeff Sessions - of all people - as a civil rights hero, and asking you to phone your senators to demand he be confirmed as attorney general?

Curious about who paid for them?

The ads themselves only tell you that they were paid
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Pride at Work condemns new anti-immigrant executive orders
Washington, January 25, 2017 - Today at the White House, the President announced several executive orders that deny entry to the United States for citizens of certain countries, authorizes the construction of a wall at the southern border, and punishes sanctuary cities that provide safety and security for undocumented people.

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Texas Supreme Court accepts case challenging spousal benefits for same-sex couples
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Texas Supreme Court said on January 20 that it will review a case challenging taxpayer-funded benefits for same-sex couples in the city of Houston.

The suit was brought by an anti-LGBT group, Texas Values, and two Houston taxpayers. They claim their tax dollars are going t
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A new LGBT march on Washington?
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

An activist in Brooklyn, New York, has announced plans for a new LGBT march on Washington on June 11.

David Bruinooge announced what he is calling the National Pride March on Facebook. The march will coincide with Capital Pride, DC's annual Pride celebration, and organizers ho
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