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  1. Olympic College hires its first vice president for equity and inclusionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | North Kitsap Herald

    ... She helped institutionalize multiculturalism in all aspects of college life, while overseeing Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action compliance. "Cheryl's experience aligns closely with work we've done to include diversity, equity and ...

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  2. Olympic College hires its first vice president for equity and inclusionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Central Kitsap Reporter

    ... She helped institutionalize multiculturalism in all aspects of college life, while overseeing Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action compliance. "Cheryl's experience aligns closely with work we've done to include diversity, equity and ...

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  3. Clallam prosecuting attorney says treasurer must release funds;...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | Peninsula Daily News

    The Clallam County treasurer has no legal reason to delay paying $1.3 million from the Opportunity Fund to support a composites recycling center and a waterfront park, the county prosecutor has decided. In a 16-page written memorandum released Wednesday, Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols concluded county Treasurer Selinda Barkhuis "has a mandatory duty" to release the money, despite her contention that the grants had received too little public scrutiny - namely, no formal public hearings.

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  4. Pentagon to add non-discrimination protections for Gay and Lesbian troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | Seattle Gay News

    On Friday, May 29, Washington Blade broke the news that 'the Pentagon is preparing to update its Military Equal Opportunity policy to include sexual orientation as a protected class and the change could be made final as soon as the end of next month.' The American Military Partner Association , the nation's largest organization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender military families, praised the letter and urged Secretary Carter to take immediate action.

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  5. Business Brief: Washington Coast Works competition's June 19 deadline approachingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | Peninsula Daily News

    The deadline to enter the Washington Coast Works: Sustainable Small Business Competition is Friday, June 19. This competition offers budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to develop skills, get support and win funds to launch their businesses, according to a news release. The winner will receive $10,000 in startup funding, and two semifinalists will receive $5,000 each.

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  6. Marriage today: Amid rich-poor gap, gays gaining access, where does institution stand?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 7 | The Columbian

    ... work on marriage and families. Yet despite uncertainty about solutions, he and others believe there is now an opportunity to bridge the left-right split over marriage, particularly in light of the sweeping gains for gay and lesbian couples. For many ...

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  7. Pentagon to add non-discrimination protections for Gay and Lesbian troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 5 | Seattle Gay News

    On Friday, May 29, Washington Blade broke the news that the Pentagon is preparing to update its Military Equal Opportunity policy to include sexual orientation as a protected class and the change could be made final as soon as the end of next month. The American Military Partner Association , the nation s largest organization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender military families, praised the letter and urged Secretary Carter to take immediate action.

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  8. Justices boost workplace religious protectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Samantha Elauf, center, her mother Majda Elauf, left, and P. David Lopez, General Counsel of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , leave the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, STF FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, Samantha Elauf stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington.

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  9. Clallam treasurer says she will not disburse commissioner-approved grants, doubts their legalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | Peninsula Daily News

    ... for waterfront improvements. The board authorized the county's Auditor's Office to issue warrants from the Opportunity Fund to pay for the grants. The sales-tax-supported Opportunity Fund can be used for infrastructure projects and personnel in ...

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  10. Clallam treasurer says she will withhold commissioner-approved grantsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2015 | Peninsula Daily News

    ... Port Angeles for waterfront improvements. The board authorized the Auditor's Office to issue warrants from the Opportunity Fund to pay for the grants. The money had been earmarked for the yet-to-be-built Carlsborg sewer. The Opportunity Fund can be ...

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  11. Hillyard brownfield receives federal grants - Fri, 29 May 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | The Spokesman-Review

    ... to the future of northeast Spokane and the Yard, in particular," said Mayor David Condon in a statement. "The opportunity to clean up and reuse brownfields is huge. We are confident these grants will help jump-start redevelopment in the Hillyard ...

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  12. King County Council meeting highlights | May 25-29Read the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Covington Reporter

    ... waterway ( Motion 2015-0167 ). a Motions confirming the appointment of members to the King County Economic Opportunity and Empowerment Program Advisory Board ( Motions 2015-0183 and 2015-0192 ) . a An ordinance authorizing the Harborview Medical ...

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  13. What's a ceiling? - "Rising Stars" serving our communityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2015 | Northwest Asian Weekly

    ... passion for "striving to capture joy when I go to work." She currently works as a Partnership Director for Equal Opportunity Schools, where she provides consulting and coaching services to school districts and high school administrators who are ...

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  14. Senator Patty Murray introduces Freedom from Discrimination in Credit ActRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2015 | Seattle Gay News

    The Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act would amend the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to prohibit credit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. There is currently no federal law that protects LGBT individuals from credit discrimination.

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  15. Family completes latest journey with college degreesRead the original story

    May 14, 2015 | Cheney Free Press

    ... super fun, and I can make a living at it." Beals would like nothing more than to do that with either the Equal Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C., or the best-case scenario in Charlotte, N.C. with NASCAR. Beals, 56, was inspired to go to ...

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  16. Senate GOP leader McConnell: Let's move ahead on trade billRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... McConnell of Kentucky said on the Senate floor, hours before a test vote. "Let's not slam the door on even the opportunity of having that debate." The bill needs 60 votes in the 100-member Senate merely to start a full-blown debate on the ...

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  17. Eye on Clallam: Sales tax cut expected to become officialRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 | Peninsula Daily News

    The three Clallam County commissioners will conduct a public hearing on a sales tax cut and are expected to approve Opportunity Fund grants to the Port of Port Angeles and the city of Port Angeles when they meet Tuesday. The regular session will begin at 10 a.m. in the commissioners' boardroom at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

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  18. Guest commentary / State minimum wage: Higher wage did not meet promisesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2015 | HeraldNet

    ... that of every other state almost every year since then. At the time, supporters of I-688 like the Economic Opportunity Institute claimed that boosting the minimum wage would help Washingtonians "earn their way out of poverty" without harming ...

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  19. Does every cop need to carry a gun?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... most of the time. Two recent Seattle-area school shootings show that, in fact, a gun didn't make the difference. Opportunity and courage made the difference, with the emphasis on courage. The June shooting at Seattle Pacific University was ended by ...

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  20. In Our View / Overcoming poverty: Harvard study shows how county gives kids great shot at successRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | HeraldNet

    ... Times and National Public Radio this week, the study by Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren and their Equality of Opportunity Project, looked at counties across the U.S. Using earnings records, with names redacted, of millions of families that moved ...

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