Durkan Digest: Testifying for statewide changes to the police disciplinary process

Durkan Digest: Testifying for statewide changes to the police disciplinary process

This week, I joined community members, labor leaders, law enforcement, and mayors across the state to testify in Olympia on police reform. One key aspect of police accountability is changing the police disciplinary process, specifically arbitration.

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OP-ED: What if there's no place like home for the holidays?

OP-ED: What if there's no place like home for the holidays?

Oh, There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays! I'll Be Home For Christmas. Home Sweet Home.

MARK MY WORDS: The push for LGBT rights continues abroad

MARK MY WORDS: The push for LGBT rights continues abroad

Want to publicly thank the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Poland who gave me an appreciation of how resilient our government can be and how the foreign service, part of our State Department, continues to fight for women's and LGBT rights even under a Secretary of

Seattle teen named as Youth Ambassador for Human Rights Campaign

Seattle teen named as Youth Ambassador for Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign announced on Monday, December 7, that Ve'ondre Mitchell (she/her) from Seattle, Washington has been named a member of the 2021 class of HRC Foundation Youth Ambassadors, joining nine other LGBTQ advocates across the country. HRC

IN MEMORIAM: Allena Pearcy Gabosch

IN MEMORIAM: Allena Pearcy Gabosch

Community Builder Extraordinaire, Educator, Shame Eradicator, Activist, Leader March 25, 1953 - November 25, 2020

"Stories of the Past, Stories of the Present"

"Stories of the Past, Stories of the Present"

The Seattle public art installation will virtually unveil Storme Webber's recently completed work "In This Way We Loved One Another" with performances and storytelling from the upcoming Discovery Center exhibition "Through Positive Eyes"

Family makes a pitch for inclusion in Eastside soccer league: #LetBobbyPlay

Family makes a pitch for inclusion in Eastside soccer league: #LetBobbyPlay

Bobby Jones is like any other 13-year-old boy in his Kirkland, WA community. He enjoys hanging out with friends, making art - especially drawing - and gushes about animals. He is fascinated by all of earth's remarkable creature.

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.

Gay men take over #ProudBoys on Twitter

Gay men take over #ProudBoys on Twitter

A hashtag used by the far-right fascist group, Proud Boys has been hijacked by the gay men to the delight of thousands of people on social media.

Local journalist faces complex accountability process that appears to show SPD out of compliance with Consent Decree

Local journalist faces complex accountability process that appears to show SPD out of compliance with Consent Decree

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article was first published on the South Seattle Emerald website on 9/16/20 and is reprinted here with permission.]

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talks about racism

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talks about racism

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll stepped to the podium with one thing on his mind: racism in America and what we can do to help. He spoke candidly and passionately for over 14 minutes on the topic, took no questions, and then walked off stage.