RideShare Safety: “What’s My Name??”

Ride-share companies are re-examining the driver-passenger matching process. Already Uber and Lyft emphasize license-plate matching as a base-level safety precaution, but other tools like Uber’s glowing Beacon and Lyft’s Amp are supposed to help match drivers and riders… Read more HERE

President Donald J. Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand

President Donald J. Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand HEALTHCARE We will work to strengthen vulnerable families and communities, and we will help to build and grow a stronger, healthier, and drug-free society. President Donald J. Trump ADDRESSING THE DRIVING FORCES OF THE OPIOID CRISIS: President Donald J. Trump’sContinue reading “President Donald J. Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand”

Starbucks: The New Homeless & Addict Campground?

“I’ve definitely done it. So I don’t see a problem with it,” said Nicole McDonald. “I think it should have always been that way, especially because of the way racism is you know,” said Desiree Mollere. But some customers have other concerns. “If you go into a business and you just sit there and youContinue reading “Starbucks: The New Homeless & Addict Campground?”

Microsoft YouthSpark: Helping young people create and capture opportunity

Helping young people create and capture opportunity Today’s youth face an opportunity divide – a gap between those who have access to the skills and training they need to be successful, and those who do not. With more than 75 million unemployed youth around the world, we must work together to close this divide inContinue reading “Microsoft YouthSpark: Helping young people create and capture opportunity”

Tony Mestres Named President & CEO of The Seattle Foundation

Former Microsoft executive will focus on enriching Foundation’s legacy, enhancing community impact Seattle, Wash. – Former Microsoft executive, nonprofit board leader and philanthropist Tony Mestres is the new president and chief executive officer of The Seattle Foundation, announced Martha Choe, chair of the Foundation’s board of trustees. Mestres replaces Norman B. Rice, who is retiring.Continue reading “Tony Mestres Named President & CEO of The Seattle Foundation”

FREE MICROSOFT E-LEARNING!

WorkSource customers throughout Washington have a unique opportunity to improve their computer skills – for FREE. The Washington State Employment Security Department has contracted with Microsoft to offer more than 1,000 different online courses to WorkSource customers. From first-timer to basic user to expert user to computer professional, you have the opportunity to go asContinue reading “FREE MICROSOFT E-LEARNING!”

Recent Violence in Seattle and outlining areas

We have had a recent series of violent gun-related incidents in Seattle over the past few years. However this year, as reported by the Seattle Police Department, there has been more violence involving possible guns. This week, I have informed various organizations that I personally feel that the local ‘church’ organizations, community activists,etc should haveContinue reading “Recent Violence in Seattle and outlining areas”

Seattle Sees Job Growth, But Not in Real Estate Sectors

It’s been a while since we had a look at local job growth data, and now is as good a time as any to take a look at the latest data. First up, year-over-year job growth, broken down into a few relevant sectors:

The Great Recession’s toll: Tallying the impact in the Northwest

For most of us, Washington’s economy has never been this bad. Since the mortgage bubble popped we’ve lost more jobs faster, and recovered more slowly, than at any time since the Second World War…. Source: http://www.seattletimes.com