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posted Friday, March 18, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 12


Tina Podlodowski will build an election system that works for everyone
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On Wednesday, Lesbian activist and former Seattle City Councilmember held a campaign rally at the Paramount Theatre for her bid to become the next Secretary of State. If elected, Podlodowski will be the state's first openly LGBTQ person elected to the position as well as the first Democratic Secretary of State in more than 50
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Seattle is feeling the Bern as presidential candidate Bernie Sanders opens Capitol Hill office, staffs with 20 people
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders opened his first campaign office in Washington in Seattle's LGBTQ neighborhood of Capitol Hill earlier this month. The kickoff event, much like a lot of Sanders' campaign event, was met by a large crowd of supporters looking to volunteer
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A COMMENTARY ON HOMELESSNESS
by Lisa Herbold
Seattle City Councilmember
Special to the SGN

A new harm reduction approach for people living unsheltered
The issue of homelessness has risen to the forefront of the local dialogue in the last year, leading local leadership to declare an unprecedented 'State of Emergency' to aid th
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Hello, light rail: Line expansion to Capitol Hill and U-District begins March 19
by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

The wait is over!

Six months ahead of schedule and $200 million under budget, Sound Transit's Link Light Rail expansion to Capitol Hill and University of Washington will officially open to the public on Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m.

Demolition for the projec
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A GLIMMER OF HOPE
by Janice Van Cleve / Special to the SGN

Some might look at the primary elections of March 15 with dread. Trump swept Florida, Illinois, and North Carolina, and he is tied in Missouri. Rubio is out. Even if all of Rubio's followers joined Cruz (an unlikely possibility), Trump would still be far ahead. What an awful choice for Re
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Labor Council recommends Pramila Jayapal in 7th Congressional District
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Martin Luther King County Labor Council (MLKCLC) has recommended Pramila Jayapal in the race to succeed longtime congressman Jim McDermott in the 7th Congressional District.

The MLKCLC's vote came at its March 16 delegate meeting, after a candidate forum featuring Jayapal
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Labor Council opposes anti-Trans initiatives
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

At its March 16 delegate meeting, the Martin Luther King County Labor Council (MLKCLC) adopted a resolution opposing 'any and all initiatives that would deprive Transgender people of their right to use gender-appropriate facilities, including I-1504, I-1505, I-1506, I-1507, and I-1508.'
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Patty Murray wants to crack down on wage theft

Introduces Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Washington's Sen. Patty Murray has introduced legislation to crack down on wage theft.

Murray, the ranking member on the Senate's Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, submitted her Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act on March 16.

The
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Conversion therapy bans go forward in two states

Colorado and Vermont advance bills

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Legislation banning conversion therapy has advanced in two states, Colorado and Vermont, but is still short of final passage.

In Colorado, the state House passed the measure on March 17, but it faces a tough sell in the Republican-controlled Senate. A similar measure was kill
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Who is Merrick Garland, and why does the President want him on SCOTUS?
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

After more than a month of suspense, on March 16 Pres. Obama nominated Merrick Garland to succeed the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

While Garland has had a long judicial career and is said to be popular with his judicial peers, he is something of a mystery to the
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Increasing public support of LGBT adoptions, new survey shows
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows increasing national support for adoptions by LGBT parents.

The National Survey on Family Growth, which studies attitudes toward a broad range of social issues, including those affecting the L
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First Gay wedding in Cyprus
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Gay Greek Cypriot couple celebrated the island's first same-sex wedding on March 15.

Marios Frixou and Fanos Eleftheriades were married in a traditional Greek wedding celebration, with the district officer of the capital city, Nicosia, substituting for a Greek Orthodox pries
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Pope will replace ambassador who set up Kim Davis meeting
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Vatican will replace its nuncio - or ambassador - to the United States, according to reports from multiple news sources.

Current nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano submitted his pro forma resignation when he turned 75 in January, as required by church law. While the Pope
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