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posted Friday, August 14, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 33


Washington State Dems cheer choice of Harris for VP
SEATTLE - Tina Podlodowski, chair of the Washington State Democratic Party, issued the following statement Aug. 11 regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's selection of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) to be his running mate:

"Washington Democrats are thrilled with the historic choice of Senator Harris, the first Black and Indian American woman selected for a major
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Black Lives Matter protesters march on Mayor Durkan's home
Graffiti outside gates of Windermere home threatens "not one demand less; by any means necessary"

by Chris Rojas - Special to the SGN

with Renee Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Black Lives Matter protesters brought the protest to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan's doorstep on Saturday, August 8th.
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Cops settle with ACLU, promise not to target journalists, use indiscriminate force
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The City of Seattle has agreed that police should not target journalists covering protests and should not use indiscriminate force against protestors.

The agreement came in an August 10 settlement with the ACLU and attorneys representing journalists and others who were harmed
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Seattle City Council overrides Durkan veto
JumpStart COVID relief plan to go forward

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Seattle City Council has voted 6-2 to override Mayor Jenny Durkan's veto of a plan to provide COVID relief to the City's poorest residents.

Having previously passed Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda's JumpStart p
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Sen. Murray announces federal COVID-19 relief for Washington state housing authorities
WASHINGTON, DC (August 11, 2020) - Today, US Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced nearly $5 million in federal funding awards for Washington state housing authorities from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will be administered through the Housing Ch more
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Bilingual ad campaign seeks to promote healthy hydration
SEATTLE - The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) has launched a new public awareness effort, themed "Be Ready. Be Hydrated. / Prepárate. Hidrátate." The campaign promotes healthy choices to counter sugary beverage marketing tactics aimed at youth of color and is funded by the Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT).

The SBT w
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HRC applauds choice of Kamala Harris for vice president
Daughter of immigrants would be nation's first woman, first Black and first AAPI veep if elected

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, is praising the selection of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as vice-presidential running mate of Joe Biden, the former v
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CHOP 2.0: Cal Anderson occupied once more
Shelterhouse became community center as protest organizers release demands for reform

by Renee Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The Cal Anderson Shelterhouse in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood has new tenants. The doors opened to the public as a community center without much fanfare earlier this week. Fo
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Black Lives Matter: Water lanterns remember lives lost to police violence
By Renee Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Black Lives Matter protesters gathered at Green Lake on Sunday, August 9th, to remember those lost to police violence. Water lanterns bearing the names and familiar movement themes were released out into the lake. Later, volunteers sought to be good stewards of the environment and retrieved
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Announcing the 2020 Whidbey Island Music Festival Summer Season of online concerts, with live ticket links!
Dear Friends,

I'm delighted to share the good news of the 2020 Summer Season of online concerts! Pivoting to an online festival has been a new challenge, and I'm so grateful to many colleagues in the arts who have inspired me with their efforts to create a new space for concerts online. Given all the challenges we face i
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Lebanon's LGBTQs need your help
OutRight launches worldwide relief effort in wake of Beirut blast

NEW YORK - OutRight Action International has launched a global campaign to support Helem, Lebanon's oldest LGBTIQ organization, which suffered extensive damage to its headquarters in last week's devastating explosion.

The Aug. 4 blast in
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Nordic Museum features Swedish fashion icon, honorary consul
SEATTLE - Leading Swedish fashion designer Gudrun Sjödén will headline the latest installment of the National Nordic Museum's "Nordic Women in Leadership" series next Thursday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. The online event is free to the public, but capacity is limited and pre-registration is required at nordicmuseum.org.

Particip
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XALT dance films debut on IN-with-WHIM!
On Thursday, August 13, Whim W'Him launched their re-imagined, all digital XALT program! visit

https://www.whimwhim.org/

for details

In response to the coronavirus and COVID-19, Whim W'Him has radically re-imagined our XALT program, pivoting from the creation of live performances to two innovative and
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OUTshine going virtual this year
Florida's premier LGBTQ+ film festival features 80 world-class films, 44 screenings

MIAMI - The OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival is going virtual for its 22nd edition. For the first time in the festival's history, 80 new contemplative, comedic and creative films from 20 countries (many never seen before and not available on
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Outfest LA LGBTQ Film Festival (Aug. 20-30) selects short film exploring Trans identity, masculinity, family acceptance
LOS ANGELES - The Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival this week announced it has selected the short film entitled In France, Michelle Is a Man's Name as part of its 2020 festival of world-class films, panels, and events, running Aug. 20 through Aug. 30. The film will screen on Aug. 27 and will be available digitally through Aug. 30 at Outf more
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