Dr. Daria J. Willis, Ph.D

Everett Community College Offers Presidency To Daria J. Willis

THE SEATTLE MEDIUM — Earlier this week, Everett Community College’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to offer the college presidency to Daria J. Willis, Ph.D. Willis has accepted, pending completion of contract negotiations. […read more]

Seattle skyline featuring the Space Needle. Original image from Carol M. Highsmith, Library of Congress collection.

Durkan, Best Announce Plan To Relaunch Seattle’s Community Service Officer Program

THE SEATTLE MEDIUM — After extensive input from community, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced the City of Seattle will relaunch its Community Service Officer Program and the Seattle Police Department will hire 12 new Community Services Officers (CSOs), including two supervisors, to help residents and businesses involved in non-criminal calls navigate services, engage with communities and neighborhoods, and support programming for at-risk youth. […read more]

Senator Patty Murray, second from right, poses with staff members from Voices Of Tomorrow, a childcare center in Southeast Seattle. (Photo by: Aaron Allen)

Murray’s Bill Looks To Make Childcare More Affordable

THE SEATTLE MEDIUM — The rising costs of childcare is a growing concern in Seattle and throughout the country, especially African American and other marginalized communities. To address the issue, Sen. Parry Murray has re-introduced the Childcare For Working Families Act, a bold, comprehensive plan to make child care more affordable for low and middle-income families and strengthen federal investments in the child care industry to ensure everyone has access to high-quality, affordable child care in their area. […read more]