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State Capitol Focus: Undocumented Workers
There are over 250,000 undocumented workers in Washington, many employed as essential workers during the pandemic. They have not received federal stimulus checks or unemployment insurance due to their immigration status, even though they pay taxes. State lawmakers have allocated $65 million in new funds to help them, but there’s an effort underway to create a permanent fund that is raising larger questions about American citizenship and equity. Learn more right here on Seattle Channel!
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2024 Episode 9 / Patrons-First Podcast: Seattle School Board Turmoil, Statewide Childcare Crisis, and More with Dr. Stephan Blanford
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! It's a patrons-first podcast with a focus on education, early learning, and childcare, featuring special guest Dr. Stephan Blanford, Executive Director of Children's Alliance of Washington!
Blanford, a former Seattle School Board Director, breaks down the turmoil facing the Board and Seattle Public Schools after the recent resignation of two of its members, following a dispute over their geographic districts. Plus, Brian and Dr. Blanford discuss Washington's childcare crisis, education funding concerns, the capital gains tax and more! If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon.
They go all out, punishing the competition in the fast moving, full contact game of rugby. Wheelchair rugby. They may be quadriplegics, but that hasn’t dimmed their desire to compete. And when they slam into each other they feel it. And it hurts. For Jeremy Hannaford, coach and player for the Seattle Slam, this is much more than a game. It gives him an outlet, provides him some independence and reminds him his disability does not determine his every move.