State’s top court may punish lawmakers over school funds

VIDEO – Oral Arguments Washington State Supreme Court Oral arguments: McCleary, et al v. State (Whether the State has met its duty under article IX, section I of the Washington State Constitution to make ample provision for the education of all children within its borders) In 2007, parents Stephanie and Matthew McCleary along with theContinue reading “State’s top court may punish lawmakers over school funds”


CPPS is investing in training curricula and local trainers that bring educational data, systems information and parent rights and responsibilities to life. Learn more about our training programs and how you can participate! It is free, and we provide translation as needed, and supervised children’s activities for ages 3 and up. Potential participants should contactContinue reading “PARENT LEADERSHIP TRAINING”

Federal judge approves of new Seattle Police Department Crisis Intervention Policy

Federal judge approves of new SPD Crisis Intervention Policy February 12, 2014 Yesterday, U.S. District Judge James L Robart approved a newly developed Crisis Intervention Policy for the Seattle Police Department that is designed to better prepare officers in dealing with mentally ill or drug affected people. The policy becomes official on March 3, 2014Continue reading “Federal judge approves of new Seattle Police Department Crisis Intervention Policy”

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Sisyphean Tales: Senate Shoo-In Pramila Jayapal Mulls New State

Sisyphean Tales: Senate Shoo-In Pramila Jayapal Mulls New State Ready for a rest after a campaign that put her more than 30 percentage points ahead of her closest competitor, and with the general election still to go, Pramila Jayapal isn’t diving into details of her plan of attack in the state Senate just yet. ButContinue reading “Sisyphean Tales: Senate Shoo-In Pramila Jayapal Mulls New State”

Meet New Top Cop + South-End Captain at Picnic Not in the Precinct

SOUTHEAST SEATTLE – This month, south-end residents will have an opportunity to meet new Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, new South Precinct Captain David Proudfoot (above) and others at the Picnic in the Precinct — a day of celebration with local police. This year’s Picnic in the Precinct won’t actually be held at the SouthContinue reading “Meet New Top Cop + South-End Captain at Picnic Not in the Precinct”

Chokeholds: King County Sheriff John Urquhart

King County Courthouse 516 Third Ave Room W-150 Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 296-4155 Attention: King County Sheriff John Urquhart With the disturbing and unsettling recent announcement on August 4 by the Seattle Times article entitled “King County deputies restart neck-restraint training” and a report from KOMO TV 4: King Co. Sheriff’s deputies now allowedContinue reading “Chokeholds: King County Sheriff John Urquhart”

Mayor Murray signs executive order strengthening equity in city contracting

April 8, 2014 Mayor Murray signs the WMBE Executive Order Mayor Ed Murray today signed an executive order strengthening the city’s ongoing commitment to social equity in city contracting opportunities. The order requires departments promptly pay invoices, support businesses by providing technical assistance, and increase accountability and coordination to ensure fair and equitable treatment amongContinue reading “Mayor Murray signs executive order strengthening equity in city contracting”

LaborWorks Job Fair August 12, 13, 2014

LaborWorks Tukwila location is holding a Job Recruiting Fair on Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014 and Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014 from 9am-3pm. Come on in and check us out! There will be free food and drinks! We are hiring for many different positions (general laborers, CDL-A drivers, forklift operators, movers, general laborers, machine operators, carpenters, carpenterContinue reading “LaborWorks Job Fair August 12, 13, 2014”