Durkan Digest special edition: Our road to reopening and an equitable recovery starts with vaccinations

Durkan Digest special edition: Our road to reopening and an equitable recovery starts with vaccinations

There's no denying that 2020 was a difficult year. We faced so many overlapping crises, from the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic devastation, to the greatest civil rights reckoning in decades, to wildfires that choked our communities.

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Durkan Digest: Goodbye 2020, welcome 2021

Durkan Digest: Goodbye 2020, welcome 2021

2020 presented unprecedented challenges for cities across the world. While many families faced grief and loss, we saw the resiliency, compassion, and determination of our community, neighbors, friends, essential workers, and first responders to respond to

MARK MY WORDS: Mayor Pete will make a great Secretary of Transportation

MARK MY WORDS: Mayor Pete will make a great Secretary of Transportation

In my October Q & A with candidate Joe Biden, I asked whether he would put LGBT people in his cabinet. His answer was "I'll nominate and appoint federal officials and judges that represent the diversity of America, including LGBTQ+ individuals."

Broadway for Georgia releases special "Georgia on My Mind" recording and video in support of Fair Fight

Broadway for Georgia releases special "Georgia on My Mind" recording and video in support of Fair Fight

Producers Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, alongside Broadway superstar Audra McDonald, director Schele Williams, and Broadway Inspirational Voices' Joseph Joubert and Michael McElroy, announced today that they have released a very special recording and mu

Supreme Court rejects challenge to same-sex parents on birth certificates

Supreme Court rejects challenge to same-sex parents on birth certificates

The U.S. Supreme Court, which many predicted would roll back LGBTQ rights with its new 6-3 conservative majority, has turned down a request to hear a case that would have undercut the guarantee of full marriage equality for same-sex couples nationwide.

MARK MY WORDS: Georgia on my mind

MARK MY WORDS: Georgia on my mind

This column could be filled with the names of those in the LGBTQ community who expect or should be considered for position in the Biden/Harris administration

KC Council passes $12.59 billion biennial budget

KC Council passes $12.59 billion biennial budget

At a time of immense division across the political and social spectrum, the King County Council again demonstrated its ability to come together to invest in the region's future with the passage of a landmark $12.59 billion bu

Durkan Digest: Gov. Inslee's updated COVID-19 restrictions

Durkan Digest: Gov. Inslee's updated COVID-19 restrictions

Our region was home to the first COVID-19 outbreak in our nation nearly nine months ago. Our quick response, backed by science and recommendations from experts, made Seattle a leader in the nation, with some of the lowest rates of COVID-19 of any major ci

OP-ED: Crying foul over the Seattle LGBTQ Commission's call for Mayor Durkan's resignation

OP-ED: Crying foul over the Seattle LGBTQ Commission's call for Mayor Durkan's resignation

On October 15 the Seattle LGBTQ Commission voted 6-to-5, with one abstention, to request Mayor Jenny Durkan's resignation.

A conversation with Mayor Jenny Durkan

A conversation with Mayor Jenny Durkan

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan won't be up for reelection until next year, but she did get some great news last week when the Washington State Supreme Court threw out the effort to recall her.

Joe Biden's speech at the Democratic National Convention

Joe Biden's speech at the Democratic National Convention

Read Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's speech to the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as prepared for delivery

Kamala Harris' speech at the Democratic National Convention

Kamala Harris' speech at the Democratic National Convention

Read Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris' speech from the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as prepared for delivery

HRC remembers civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis

HRC remembers civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to the tragic news that US Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) has passed away at the age of 80.