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Aug 9, 2023



Leading aerospace companies and research universities have joined nearly 50 area workforce training, venture capital, economic development, labor, tribal and government groups in the Inland Northwest to support establishing the American Aerospace Materials Manufacturing Center (AAMMC)

Aug 3, 2022

Teen singer finds his voice at new Latino Civic and Cultural Center

KNKK Public Radio

Reynaldo Ismael Moreno comes from a family of singers, but he never thought he’d have a song of his own. Thanks to the new Latino Civic and Cultural Center in Burien he now thinks a career in music is possible.

Apr 19, 2022

Latino Civic Alliance’s New Home for Empowering Community Leaders

Burien Magazine

Latino Civic Alliance’s dream of creating a place where they could offer their own programs and build community became a reality with the opening of a new community center on Ambaum Blvd SW in 2021, in partnership with Catholic Community Services.

Apr 19, 2022

Nuevo hogar de la Latino Civic Alliance para fortalecer a los líderes de la comunidad

Burien Magazine

Mientras su legado de defensa de la legislación es sólido, hace mucho tiempo que sueñan con crear un lugar donde puedan ofrecer sus propios programas y construir una comunidad. Ese sueño se hizo realidad con la apertura del nuevo centro comunitario en Ambaum Blvd SW en 2021, en asociación con los Servicios de la Comunidad Católica.

Jul 15, 2021

Latino Civic Alliance to celebrate Burien community center grand opening Friday

B-Town Blog

A statewide Latino civil rights organization is setting down roots in Burien with a new community center and behavioral health clinic geared toward Latino youth and their families.

Nov 2, 2020

Brutal beating of Hispanic Washington teen sparks call for hate crime charge


Community advocates believe a life-threatening assault on a 17-year-old was motivated by racism and hate, but prosecutors disagree. The decision to not charge a Burlington 19-year-old with a hate crime after he allegedly brutally beat a Hispanic teenager in March has sparked outrage in the Skagit County community.

Jul 24, 2020

Hispanic Leaders Say More COVID-19 Outreach, Communication Needed

Yakima Herald-Republic

Hispanic leaders raised concerns about COVID-19's impact on their community statewide, saying improvements are needed in communication, outreach and contact tracing.

Jul 24, 2020

Just 13% of Washington is Hispanic, but they're nearly half the state's COVID-19 cases. Community leaders say more needs to be done

Yakima Herald-Republic

Hispanic leaders raised concerns about COVID-19’s impact on their community statewide, saying improvements are needed in communication, outreach and contact tracing.

Jul 14, 2020

WA’s eviction ban faces uncertain future, leaving renters in limbo


As the moratorium nears expiration, landlords prepare to sue the state to roll back pandemic housing protections.

Jul 1, 2020

AG’s Hate Crimes Working Group releases recommendations to Legislature

WA State - Office of the Attorney General

Report calls for numerous policy changes within law enforcement, schools and employers.

Jun 22, 2020

Inslee announces task force members to address issues of policing and racial justice

Office of Governor Jay Inslee

Gov. Jay Inslee, announced today members of a task force to provide recommendations for legislation on independent investigations involving police use of force.

Apr 30, 2020

Local groups demand stronger COVID precautions for agricultural workers


For agricultural workers, it’s impossible to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. And as dozens of workers at an East Wenatchee orchard tested positive, many of these essential employees fear that current working conditions will not keep them safe from the virus.

Apr 23, 2020

Local group urges state to do more to protect ag workers from COVID-19


The President's order limiting immigration won't affect temporary visas, meaning H-2A workers will still be able to come to the Yakima valley. One local group says more needs to be done in the state to protect those workers.

Dec 16, 2019

Commerce announces statewide work group on immigrant workforce and employers

Penny Thomas

Keep Washington Working group to research, develop strategies and recommended approaches to ensure state economy continues to benefit from diverse workforce and immigrant-owned businesses

Sep 27, 2019

‘We will not tolerate gang and gun violence in Burien,’ mayor says as shooting victim remembered

Seattle Times

Two of Gabriela Reyes-Dominguez's sons spoke of their mother's love and compassion for everyone who came into her life.

Aug 27, 2019

Hate crime charges filed against man accused of assaulting Burien Mayor


Hate crime charges were filed against an Oregon man accused of assaulting Burien’s Mayor. For the first time, Mayor Jimmy Matta is talking about the attack.

Jul 25, 2018

Seattle’s bike lobby needs to check its privilege


A single downtown bus lane is costing $12 million. The cost of the Burke-Gilman “missing link” in Ballard is now pegged at $23.5 million. The city is removing small and minority-owned business parking in Northeast neighborhoods like Wedgwood and Roosevelt. The average Seattle taxpayer should be infuriated.

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