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Police De-Escalation Initiative Goes to the Ballot

September 11, 2018
Washington Initiative 940 for police officer de-escalation training and accountability is now headed to the ballot this fall after the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that it must be voted on by the people of Washington.

Literacy in the Community

September 5, 2018
September 8 is International Literacy Day! And while we will be celebrating by reading a book, either real or digital, millions of Americans will not be able to do the same. On this day we shine a spotlight on global literacy needs and how they empower individuals and communities.

How American Society Habitually Silences Women of Color Part II

August 29, 2018
Part I of this series focused on the historical aspect of how women of color are silenced. Hearing the voices of women of color means having them participate in all aspects of society, valuing their contributions. In this final part of our two-part series, we explore modern day silencing of women of color in American society and suggest ways to bring their voices forward into the conversation.

Registering to Vote While Homeless

August 28, 2018
A local advocacy group is working to overcome the barriers to voting faced by people experiencing homelessness. New laws passed in Olympia after pressure from advocates are also making it easier to become a voter in Washington State.

Volunteer Highlight: Abby and Susan

August 23, 2018
Every year kids from all over the world celebrate their birthday. Family Village Issaquah (FVI) works to make birthdays special with the birthday bags program. This program is special to FVI because of the dedication of two volunteers. We would like to highlight these volunteers, Abby and Susan, for their amazing work with YWCA.
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