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A school board in Oregon that recently banned teachers from displaying symbols including those supporting gay pride and Black Lives Matter has abruptly fired the superintendent

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Charlene McGee, Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program director 

Elementary schools and pop-up community clinics aim to close vaccine disparities

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Mayor-elect Bruce Harrell 

Seattle’s mayor-elect is criticizing a City Council plan to cut $10 million from the city’s police budget, saying voters just endorsed his plan to prioritize public safety.

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(AP Photo/Don Ryan, File) 

Political appointees in the Trump administration relied on faulty science to justify stripping habitat protections for the imperiled northern spotted owl

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Bruce Harrell, who ran against Lorena Gonzalez in the race for mayor of Seattle, poses for a photo Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, at his election night gathering in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) 

Harrell will be the city’s first Asian American and second Black mayor

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A year after Portland’s police department underwent significant budget cuts amid demands to defund the police, the mayor announced he is seeking more than $5 million for police investments

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The ban which includes menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco vape pens, goes into effect in Washington County Jan 1

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The Gordly family home at 4511 N. Williams Ave. 

The Gordly Burch Center for Black Leadership and Civic Engagement will celebrate family’s long history of community contribution

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(Photo/ Susan Fried) 

Activist progressives and more moderate candidates are competing for the chance to address Seattle's problems of homelessness, crime, policing, and racial and economic injustice as voters cast their ballots by Tuesday in the city's elections.

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The package was made possible by better-than-expected revenues from business taxes collected by the city and the county.

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