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    Element Notes -- September 23

    September 26, 2017

    In this news roundup, census data and studies show how Seattle's demographics are changing and how these changes affect equity. And, as recent disasters affect the world, the local aid organizations often better positioned to help are struggling to get relief funding

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    Element Notes -- September 7

    September 07, 2017

    In this news roundup, Seattle’s response to new pressures on immigrants and refugees (including Seattle Foundation’s Resilience Fund), studies of the almost 20 year difference in life expectancy between Seattle zip codes and an explainer on how disasters like Hurricane Harvey and Irma are exacerbated by climate change

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    Element Notes -- August 25

    August 25, 2017

    In this news roundup, drug deaths reach record highs in King County, Yemen faces “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis” and Seattle grapples with the hate that came out in Charlottesville

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    Element Notes -- August 8

    August 07, 2017

    In this news roundup, the primary results are starting to roll in and Seattle continues to struggle with increasing homelessness and displacement

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    July 25, 2017

    In this news roundup, it’s time to vote in the primary, our area is failing on several key aspects of accessibility for people with disabilities, Prop 1 could expand arts access and the ACA (Obamacare) repeal may be imminent

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    July 14, 2017

    In this news roundup, Washington state budget is approved, the community responds to Charleena Lyles’ shooting and the city council approves an income tax

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    June 19, 2017

    In this roundup, Washington state responds to Trump pulling out of the Paris Agreement, the state government may face a partial shutdown and Seattle passes a controversial soda tax

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    May 31, 2017

    In this roundup, the results from the one-night count shows a large spike in homelessness, state and national budgets (both of which would have big local effects) fight through the legislature, and Seattle is gaining an average of 57 residents a day.

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    May 22, 2017

    In this roundup, Mayor Murray will not run for re-election, Amazon permanently gifts a shelter to Mary’s Place and the city council takes on the push for an income tax

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    April 20, 2017

    In this roundup, Seattle may need to expand its disability accommodations, we’re on the edge of 4 global famines and a new shelter offers accommodations for pets and partners.

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    April 05, 2017

    In this roundup, the Road Map Project pushes its goals, Council Member Gonzalez pushes for paid family leave and Seattle continues to grow.

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    March 16, 2017

    In this roundup, Mayor Murray’s levy on homelessness, a rise in hate crimes and challenges to the new youth jail are dismissed.

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    February 17, 2017

    In this roundup, the city’s homeless sweeps continue to come under scrutiny, Seattle City Council divests from Wells Fargo, Mayor Murray works to expand priority hiring and more.

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    January 18, 2017

    In this roundup, refugee services on inauguration day, Inslee’s budget proposal, a win (for now) against coal exporting and how the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act will affect Washington.

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    January 04, 2017

    In this Element Notes: the protested youth jail gets its permit, democracy vouchers mail to Seattle residents and Seattle hotels sue over new legislation protecting hotel workers.