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Brad Smith, president of Microsoft Corp., speaks during a presentation on affordable housing in Bellevue, Wash., on Thursday. Microsoft Corp. said it will spend $500 million to develop affordable housing and help alleviate homelessness in the Seattle area. CREDIT: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Microsoft Pledges $500 Million To Address Homelessness And Affordable Housing In Seattle Area

Microsoft is investing $500 million to help develop affordable housing and address homelessness in the Seattle area as the growth of tech companies in the region continues to flood the real estate market with high-salaried workers, leaving many other people behind. Continue Reading Microsoft Pledges $500 Million To Address Homelessness And Affordable Housing In Seattle Area

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Charlene Tillequots is a member of the Yakama Nation’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Special Committee. Tillequots spoke at the meeting Jan. 14 meeting in Toppenish, saying, “We don’t need another study. We need action to address a human rights issue.” CREDIT: Esmy Jimenez/NWPB

‘We Need Action.’ Yakama Nation Leads Discussion On Violence Against Women

On Jan. 14, the Yakama Nation held an all-day community meeting in Toppenish, Washington, to discuss violence that affects Native American women and girls. Over 200 people attended the community meeting, including Yakama tribal members, the Washington State Patrol, local police departments, and the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs. Continue Reading ‘We Need Action.’ Yakama Nation Leads Discussion On Violence Against Women

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Sign at headquarters of Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Jay Inslee Wants More High-Speed Internet In Washington. It’s Needed In Rural And Tribal Communities

Washington’s governor wants the state to start treating the internet the same way it treats electricity. That is, as a necessity. For example, many areas of the reservation of the Colville Tribes lacks broadband and therefore can’t communicate with doctors through telemedicine. Continue Reading Jay Inslee Wants More High-Speed Internet In Washington. It’s Needed In Rural And Tribal Communities

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