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  1. "Justice Ginsburg was not afraid to say out loud, in her opinions, that she saw us and recognized our rights," said State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu. Photo by Chris Rojas by Renee Raketty - SGN Staff Writer Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, September 18th, at the age of 87-years-old. During her 27 years on the nation's highest court, she championed a variety of progressive legal issues ranging from women's rights to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender equality. Justice Ginsburg notably joined the majority opinion in every major decision on LGBTQ rights: Romer v. Evans, Lawrence v. Texas, Windsor v. United States, and, most notably Obergefell v. Hodges, which extended the institution of marriage to all couples regardless of sex. Ginsburg more recently joined the majority opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County, which found discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in
  2. A decision may be both right and difficult at the same time, which is true of my decision to retire as President and CEO of GSBA, a position I have held for nearly 19 years. It is not an overstatement to say that serving in a leadership role in GSBA has been one of the most impactful, fulfilling, and life-changing experiences of my life. Given the strength and visionary leadership in GSBA, with its outstanding Board, currently under the expert leadership of Stephanie Dallas; an extraordinary and talented staff, that works tirelessly on behalf of our small business members and students and a membership committed to doing good through business, I step down, confident that GSBA is in good hands. As for me, I am not going anywhere. This is my community, which I love. My role is changing but not my commitment to social justice. The Board of Directors has appointed a search committee of GSBA Board and community members, which will be led by Board Treasurer Carol
  3. by Renee Raketty - SGN Staff Writer Two protests of the Breonna Taylor grand jury decision on Wednesday lead to clashes between police and demonstrators when the two protests merged and descended on the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct on Capitol Hill in Seattle where a large crowd formed outside. A Kentucky state grand jury had indicted one Louisville Metro Police Department Officer, Brett Hankison, not for the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, who was killed while police were serving a warrant, but on three counts of wanton endangerment for endangering the lives of her neighbors. The two other officers involved in the raid were not indicted. The events of that night are hotly disputed. A firework was observed going off near bike officers at the East Precinct who were behind a roll-up security gate and trash fires were seen in the streets. Police also alleged that protesters caused property damage and set off fireworks around the a
  4. (September 22, 2020) - The US Small Business Administration (SBA) recently approved a disaster declaration for King County, Washington. For this declaration, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) for businesses and private nonprofit organizations that may or may not have sustained any physical damage but [that] have difficulty meeting their routine obligations because of the disaster. These EIDLs are available in Chelan, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Pierce, Snohomish, and Yakima counties. This is to assist small businesses economically impacted by the civil unrest that began May 26, 2020. The deadline for businesses [that] suffered economic damage to return EIDL applications is June 16, 2021. In consideration of the public health concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic, the SBA will establish a Virtual Business Recovery Center to answer questions about the SBA's disaster loan program, explain the application process, and help each individual
  5. SEATTLE (September 23, 2020) - In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we work. Get the tools you need to be successful in today's work environment with the Seattle Public Library's professional skills workshops in October and November. Whether you want to develop your leadership style or learn to deal with difficult coworkers, we have something for everyone. Library events are free, and everyone is welcome. Registration is required; sign up for individual workshops in the Library's event calendar. Workshop schedule " Conflict Awareness in the Workplace - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8. Learn how to turn negative situations into positive outcomes. Topics include understanding why we label people as difficult, types of difficult people, tools and techniques for resolving issues, coping strategies for dealing with the effects of difficult people, and conflict management strategies. "