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posted Friday, April 14, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 15


Ed Murray to Seattle: I ask for your support&

Seattle Times to Murray: Drop out!

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray reaffirmed his intention to seek re-election and asked voters for their support in a statement issued April 12.

The same day, the conservative Seattle Times newspaper called for Murray to drop his re-election bid.

Admitting that the charges of child abuse made against him in a
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We will evacuate Chechen Gays, Russian activists say

Refugees charge that government runs two prisons for Gays

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Russian human rights activists say they will help evacuate Gays from Chechnya, where local police have reportedly murdered more than 100 Gay men.

Chechnya is a republic in the Caucasus Mountains federated with Russia. After unsuccessfully fighting to become independent of Moscow
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Mac McGregor - Why him? From the wife of a transgender candidate
by Dawn Celeste McGregor - Special to the SGN

My husband is creating a movement - helping light a fire inside of all us to prioritize basic human rights and dignity across our country. He is empowering those who have felt like they've lived in the shadows. He's shining a light on himself so that it can reflect onto them. Just
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Earth Day gathering and march to demand a nuclear free world and to rededicate ourselves to peace, justice for all and deep caring for our Earth
Dear George and SGN friends,

I'm organizing an event Friday, April 21, in Seattle for peace, justice for All, and deep caring for our Earth, and invite your active participation. I've been involved with Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action - you may have seen our bus ads. Bangor Sub Base is close by with the greate
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: Donald Trump and the fall of public television
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

For much of my life, I have been a fan of public television. Unlike broadcast and cable television, which mostly exist to sell advertising and appeal to the lowest common denominator, public TV serves the public with (mostly) quality programs that educate, entertain and elevate ou
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Lawsuit challenging for-profit plasma company's refusal of transgender donor is resolved
A lawsuit challenging a plasma collection company's refusal to allow donations by a transgender woman has been resolved, two months before the case was scheduled for trial in federal court in Seattle.

The case, Kaiser v. CSL Plasma, Inc., was filed in April 2015 in Seattle by Jasmine Kaiser, a transgender woman. Ms. Kaiser all
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Rock legend Melissa Etheridge lends her powerful anthem 'Giant' to the Mac McGregor campaign
Former Seattle City Commissioner Mac McGregor is one of 11 transgender candidates running for office in the U.S. in 2017. If elected, Mac would become the first transgender person to hold a seat on Seattle City Council and the first transgender person elected to office in Washington state.

McGregor is a former women's world mar
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Republicans pile on: GOP operative files ethics charges against Ed Murray

Ethics Board dismisses complaint

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Just when things couldn't have gotten worse for Seattle mayor Ed Murray, they did.

On April 8, less than 48 hours after the Seattle Times broke the story accusing Murray of child abuse, former Republican operative Christopher Clifford filed ethics charges against the mayor. more
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Seattle City Councilwoman Lorena González nominated for EMILY's List's Gabrielle Giffords rising star award
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On April 10 EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, announced that Seattle City Councilwoman Lorena González is a 2017 nominee for their Gabrielle GifApril 4th colon Equal Pay Day _ Photo by Joe Raedle slash Getty Imfords Rising Star Award.

Named in honor of the dedicated and coura
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Seattle Human Rights Commission condemns Department of Homeland Security policy to allow ICE arrests in state courthouses
The Seattle Human Rights Commission (the 'Commission') condemns recent statements by the Department of Homeland Security (the 'Department') which supports the use of our state courthouses by immigration officials as places for the arrest of victims, witnesses, and parties to civil actions. As Washington Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst articulate more
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Anti-Gay Bush official hired by Trump White House
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A former Bush administration official involved in purging LGBT government employees has been hired by the Trump administration.

During George W. Bush's presidency, James Renne was involved in a major scandal, in which government employees were targeted for removal because of t
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Donald and Melania Trump ruin Easter
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald and Melania Trump have ruined Easter!

That's the conclusion of a New York Times article published April 11.

According to the Times, the traditional White House Easter Egg Roll - a Washington fixture for nearly 140 years - will be much smaller this year a
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Bernie Sanders is the most popular US senator, Mitch McConnell the least
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Bernie Sanders is the most popular US senator and Republican leader Mitch McConnell is the least, according to a new poll released April 11.

The poll, conducted by the survey company Morning Consult, asked more than 85,000 registered voters to rate their own senators. Pollster
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Oklahoma lawmakers shocked by LGBT youth visit: 'Cross-dressers are in the building!'
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

'There are cross-dressers in the building,' warned an Oklahoma legislative staffer on April 10.

The warning email - sent to pages in the Oklahoma State House - was prompted by the visit of 70 LGBT students visiting the state capitol to lobby for HIV education funding.
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Oh really? Now we have Fake News against our mayor? Ed Murray and the Seattle City Council have taken the bold, brave, and principled position to declare Seattle a sanctuary city and now a mysterious charge comes out of nowhere to smear the mayor? And, of c
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