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RACIAL EQUITY MATTERS Resource List

This list is provided in conjunction with SoCoCulture's September 16 membership meeting on Racial Equity Matters. Browse through and follow up on the programs, activities and readings that are of most interest to you. SoCo members can use these materials as the basis...

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Burien Pandemic Project – Seeking the Community’s Stories

The Highline Heritage Museum and City of Burien are teaming up to document the stories of our community’s experience during COVID-19. The Burien Pandemic Story Project aims to document the stories, photos, and other artifacts of community member’s experiences during...

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Historic buildings tell the story of early Kent

Historic buildings tell the story of early Kent

It turns out that walls DO talk, after all! In an effort spearheaded by Kent Landmarks Commissioner Nancy Simpson and supported by the Greater Kent Historical Society and the Kent Downtown Partnership, with technical assistance supplied by Industry Sign & Graphics...

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Trekker “captures” Soos Creek Botanical Garden

Trekker “captures” Soos Creek Botanical Garden

by Dianna Marshall Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world. Street View was launched in 2007 in several cities in the United States and has since expanded...

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What Works – South King County Public Art Symposium

What Works – South King County Public Art Symposium

Artists, city electeds and staff, and developers from around South King County gathered in Federal Way at The Greenline (former Weyerhaeuser headquarters) on September 22 to share ideas about how to encourage more public art projects in South King County, and how to...

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Tahoma School District builds for the future

Tahoma School District builds for the future

Thanks to the will of the voters throughout the Southeast King County communities of Taylor, Hobart and Maple Valley, high school students in the Tahoma School District in September, 2017 entered a brand new high school that gleams with potential and resonates with...

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Federal Way teachers made history in 1974

Federal Way teachers made history in 1974

by Chris Green From August 29 to September 17, 1974, teachers in Federal Way were on strike. It was the first public school teacher’s strike in the history of King County. Public school teachers in Washington state had only been granted the right to organize unions...

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Ribbon-cutting for a unique Kent neighborhood

Ribbon-cutting for a unique Kent neighborhood

by Zachary E. Van Tassel, Greater Kent Historical Society On Saturday, August 8, at 1 PM, the Mill Creek Neighborhood will host a unique ribbon-cutting event on the corner of Temperance Street and Jason Avenue North in Kent. Late last year, the neighborhood was...

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