By Danai Gurira
By Danai Gurira
Andrea Denise Horton,
66, of Seattle, Washington, transitioned to glory on March 2, 2018 at Swedish Medical Center, surrounded by her children and
Andrea was born in Seattle, WA on September 16, 1951. She graduated from Rainier Beach High School. Andrea was a Foster Parent for 28 years working with children and youth with intensive needs. Prior to working with children and youth,
Andrea owned and operated Horton’s Landscaping Company.
Andrea is survived by her five children, Tina Houston, Deshon Horton, Shannon Horton, Jimmie Horton and Andre Horton; 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers, 4 sisters and a host of family and friends.
Andrea is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Montana Smith; her husband, Jimmie Lee Horton, 4 brothers, Robert Smith, James Smith, David Smith; Richard Smith and one sister, Alma Goins.
The celebration of life ceremony will be held at
3:00 PM Sunday, March 18; 2018 at Foster’s Golf Club,
located at 13500 Interurban Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168.
Our heartfelt condolences to the family of Andrea Denise Horton.
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Rep. Pettigrew bill creates an ombuds for the Department of Corrections
This week, House Bill 1889, cleared the last legislative hurdle before landing on the governor’s desk. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Eric Pettigrew, will create an Office of Corrections Ombuds.
For years, former inmates and family members of inmates have raised concerns about how the current Department of Corrections grievance process does not work. Currently, the formal grievance process requires that inmates bring their issues or concerns about prison operations to people who work for the prison.
“While offenders must be held accountable for their crimes, they should be treated with fairness and respect while incarcerated. An Ombuds will give inmates and their families the opportunity to speak up for themselves in a meaningful way,” said Rep. Eric Pettigrew. “The Ombuds will also provide needed information and opportunity for DOC to find solutions to persistent problems with the conditions of incarceration.”
The independent Office of Corrections Ombuds, created by HB 1889, will work to improve conditions, programs, and treatment of inmates at DOC. The Office will encourage changes within the system to facilitate the successful reentry of inmates into the community and promote higher standards of accountability and transparency within the DOC.
Regional theatres: Manhattan Theater Club, Soho Rep, BAM, Long Wharf Theater, Goodman Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Roundhouse Theater, Berkeley Rep, Mark Taper Forum, Williamstown Theater Festival, Philadelphia Theater Company, Singapore Rep. Special/Awards: Obie Award for Direction, proud member of the SDC Board. Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater since 2016.
An inmate who had been hospitalized passed away Sunday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
A 38-year-old male inmate who was transferred and hospitalized last Wednesday passed away on Sunday at Harborview Medical Center. He was booked at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle for Violating a Court Order on Dec. 27, 2017.
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct a review to determine the cause and manner of death.
As part of the standard review process for jail-related deaths, the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention will work with Public Health–Seattle & King County to conduct an investigation. The Seattle Police Department will also conduct an independent investigation.
Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) and 37 citywide advisory councils, is now accepting applications for various summer programs. Temporary positions are available at 24 community centers, eight indoor swimming pools, two outdoor pools, two small craft centers, and many public beaches and wading pools.
Click here to download information highlighting the programs and positions for which we are currently recruiting for the summer season. If you need more information regarding the programs or positions, please inquire with the appropriate contact person for the program in which you are interested.
To start your online application, click here. Applications are due March 18th, 2018.
FEMA created the Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) in 2012 to bring together young leaders who are interested in supporting disaster preparedness and making a difference in their communities, by completing disaster preparedness projects nationally and locally. The YPC supports FEMA’s commitment to involve America’s youth in preparedness-related activities. It also provides an avenue to engage young people by taking into account their perspectives, feedback, and opinions.
YPC members meet with FEMA staff throughout their term to provide input on strategies, initiatives, and projects. YPC members also attend the annual YPC Summit in Washington, DC, meet periodically with FEMA representatives, and work to complete a number of emergency preparedness projects.
The YPC members are selected based on their dedication to public service, their efforts in making a difference in their communities, and their potential to expand their impact as national supporters of youth preparedness. Students in 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade, who have engaged in community service or are interested in emergency preparedness, are encouraged to apply to serve on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Youth Preparedness Council. This year we are offering the application online! Applicants must complete the application form and submit two letters of recommendation and academic records. Applications are due March 18th, 2018. To start your online application, click here. You can also download and submit a PDF copy of the application here. Visit our Contact Us page, or email FEMA-Prepare@fema.dhs.gov to send us a message directly.
Metro and Sound Transit want to hear from customers on a proposed new parking option at regional park-and-rides, many of which are full or nearly full by early morning as demand for transit grows.
The two agencies seek public feedback on a parking permit system for customers who want to pay for reserved spaces at some park-and-ride facilities. Permit parking is already available for carpoolers who drive together to select park-and-rides. This proposal would expand that program to offer permits to solo drivers as well. Drivers without permits would still be able to use park-and-rides on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Starting this week, the public can comment via this online survey or by attending one of several neighborhood drop-in sessions. Public input is essential as Metro and Sound Transit consider locations for permit parking and potential pricing options.
Metro and Sound Transit are collaborating on this outreach effort to improve customer experience, develop a shared understanding of customer needs and priorities, and support coordinated development of parking management strategies.
Feedback collected through this outreach effort will be reported to the King County Council, the King County Executive and the Sound Transit Board of Directors. Metro leadership will use this feedback as it considers future parking management strategies at Metro.
Learn more about solo driver permit parking and share your comments via this online survey by March 31 or by attending a neighborhood drop-in session near you.
650 Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020
Thursday, March 15
5 -7 p.m.
10548 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
Sunday, March 18
1 -3:30 p.m.
100 Mill Ave S, Renton, WA 98057
Wednesday, March 21
5 -7 p.m.
324 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371
Tuesday, March 27
5 -7 p.m.
401 S. Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104
Wednesday, March 28
5 – 7 p.m.
308 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
Saturday, March 31
Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed her plan “Building a Bridge to Housing for All” into law today. The bills approve the sale of a City property and appropriates the proceeds to long-term housing investment strategies, rental housing assistance for our most at-risk families, and extended support for short-term shelters and hygiene and emergency service providers.
“We’re delivering. This is the kind of urgent action that we have said was necessary, and it is the beginning of meaningful change. As I’ve said, change will not happen overnight – we know that it will take time to make progress on the crisis of affordability, wage disparity, and homelessness, which has been years in the making. But today we offer a little bit of hope to those who are struggling and those who need a safer place to live. This was a true partnership effort from community organizations, City Council, and people throughout the City working together to pass this important bill to help our neighbors.”