As a Washington state senator, Jayapal championed protections for immigrants and minorities and voting rights for all, and for a raise in the state minimum wage.
An ordinance that gradually increases the minimum wage in Seattle to $15 an hour was approved Thursday by a City Council committee, setting up a full council vote next week.
Will Parry," a warrior for working people for more than seven decades," died May 13 at the age of 93.
A local jury returned a split verdict, but the finding by four jurors that the cop's use of lethal force was unjustified is virtually unprecedented.
More than 2,000 people marched Martin Luther King Day, protesting brutality and use of lethal force by officers of the Seattle Police Department.
ReeAnne Halonen got her last wish. A Dixieland band on Nov. 14 led family and friends with trumpet and trombone blaring in a funeral procession up the street to a park two blocks from her home.
SEATTLE-The Seattle City Council honored veteran trade union activist, Will Parry, July 19, for his "lifelong commitment, and work, to achieve social and economic justice for all the residents of Seattle."
Genessee Park resounded with spirited speeches calling for jobs, defense of Social Security, peace, and defeat of the Republican right in the Nov. 2 midterm elections. It came during the annual People's World picnic July 18.
SEATTLE (PAI)—Ten years ago on Nov. 30, 1999, 50,000 people protested a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle.