Ahmed Mohamed Mahamud, a driver and unionist who we spent time with him today would not hesitate to be among the first who receive, and would encourage his colleagues to take advantage of the opportunity.  Good news has finally arrived for TNC, Taxi, and For Hire Drivers. An email Runta...
By Washington Employers for Racial Equity for Runta News Nearly 60 Washington state employers have joined together to make a commitment to racial equity in conjunction with a new report outlining disparities faced by Black Washingtonians. The report—The Commitment to Progress: An Equitable Future for Washington—examines the experience of Black...
Jazze's - owner Nasrin Noori (all photos by Denise Miller) Global to Local  Written by Denise Miller Immigrant and refugee chefs are cooking up a world of cuisines at Spice Bridge, the new food hall and commercial kitchen in Tukwila. Operated by the nonprofit organization Global to Local, Spice Bridge...
Jazze's - healthy Afghani cuisine is one those ethnic tasty food you can find at the hall – Photo by Denise Mille (Global-to-Local) By Denise Miller and Sian Wu Unique incubator launches economic opportunity for newly arrived entrepreneurs in South King County community.  TUKWILA, WA – What does South King County’s diversity...
City of Seattle Has Directed Nearly $26 Million to Support Grocery Emergency Benefits as Part of COVID-19 Response By Chelsea Kellogg SEATTLE (September 22, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has committed an additional $9 million from the City’s rainy day fund to expand the number of households receiving emergency grocery vouchers. Launched...
Bile Yusuf, the owner of Sharif Halal Grocery in South Seattle, has been wearing mask day one.  Building on the City’s Education and Outreach Efforts with Small Businesses, the City of Seattle Announces New Enforcement Measures for Businesses Failing to Comply with Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Plan After Outreach and Education   Public Health officials Continue to Urge Physical Distancing, Facial Coverings and Limiting Social Gatherings to Only 5 Individuals  Seattle (July 17, 2020) – Building off...
By Perry Cooper | Media Officer The Port of Seattle continued to help COVID-19 recovery efforts in South King County with the approval today of a three year, $160,000 agreement with the Highline College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to provide small, woman and minority business enterprises (WMBE) with training and...
RVCDF Announces $250,000 in COVID-19 Grants to Support Southeast Seattle Small Business Owners April 29, 2020—Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF)—a local Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)—has announced $250,000 in COVID-19 grants specifically targeted to southeast Seattle small businesses to address the immediate economic challenges from the COVID-19 global pandemic. The philanthropic...
Ubah Dahraan, an Uber driver and single mom of four, says the loss of income she is suffering has been devastating. By Paul Zilly TEAMSTERS CALL ON GOVERNMENT, UBER & LYFT CEOS TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY ECONOMIC RELIEF FOR DRIVERS The Drivers Union, comprised of Uber and Lyft drivers, and the Western Washington...
(Nairobi, Kenya—October 2019)  Silafrica, a cutting-edge, best-in-class manufacturer of plastic and packaging solutions for corporations, consumer packaged goods (CPGs) and consumers, is rapidly emerging as an innovator in the sustainable circular economy movement, which promotes reducing waste and opting for more reusing and recycling in the manufacturing process. While Silafrica is...
Runta News- Toronto, Oct 01, 2019 – Ethiopian Airlines welcomes Mr. Samson Arega as the new Country Manager for Ethiopian Airlines Canada as of Sept 20, 2019. Mr. Arega started his career with Ethiopian Airlines and has been with the company since he graduated from university. "I am delighted to have been granted...
As Part of Her 2020 Budget, Mayor Durkan Announces $31 Million in New City Investments in “Vision Zero” Transportation Safety Projects and Transit Improvements. City Will Invest $16.7 Million Safety Projects Like Sidewalks, Protected Bike Lanes; Over $14 Million on Additional Transit Service and Enhancements Runta News-Seattle- As part of her...
Runta News-Seattle, Washington  Lance Lyttle, Sea-Tac Airport Managing Director, has stepped up to serve as American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Federal Affairs Committee Chairman.  Orlando International Airport Chief Executive Officer Phil Brown, A.A.E. previously served in the position. The AAAE Federal Affairs Committee supports the efforts of the Legislative...
Runta News - (Seattle, WA) — What Brings a Community Together Better than a Meal? From March 22 to April 7, food lovers are invited to stretch their legs and their palates by taking a trip down Martin Luther King Jr. Way and experience an inclusive array of cultures...
RunaNews, SEATTLE – In cooperation with local advocates and recognizing January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the Port of Seattle announced a new comprehensive port-wide strategy to combat human trafficking through its facilities, including Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and throughout the region. Once fully implemented, this strategy...
SEATTLE (April 18, 2017) – Would you like to have a plot in one of Seattle’s fabulous P-Patch community gardens? Do you want to grow fresh organic produce for yourself and your family?  Would you like to learn great gardening techniques from your gardening neighbors?  If so, Seattle Department of...
Rome, 28 January 2016 – The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the North Kivu Agriculture Sector Support project (PASA-NK). Targeting poor farmers and women-headed households, the project aims at raising incomes while boosting...
Four students from the University of Washington worked with King County Department of Natural Resources to conduct a study about food. This partnership was created through the Local Food Initiative, which came into effect June 2014 as King County’s goal to strengthen our local food system. As part of...
    By Tammy Morales When Shakir Mohamed, owner of West Seattle Halal Market lost his ability to sell WIC items to his customers he lost $120,000 in sales.  Other stores throughout Seattle and south King County are experiencing similar problems as they lose authorization to sell infant formula, bread, milk, and other...
“After not getting her way, Patty Murray is now threatening to shut down the government if spending isn’t increased across the board,” said NRSC spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “For Murray this is quite the turnaround given that two years ago she promised to never shutdown the government if she didn’t get her way.” BACKGROUND In...
gave careful consideration who should be our person of the Year of 2015, we came to the conclusion that the Rising Star Abdi Warsame, an activist, leader, and politician who is now serving as Council Member in the City of Minneapolis deserves best. Abdi Warsame was born in Somalia and...
Isku shaandheyn lama  filaan ah oo  lagu sameeyey golaha wasiirada ee Puntland ayaa waxa shaqadiisa ku waayey Cali Xaaji Warsame oo ah Wasiirkii ugu caansanaa golaha ahaana gacanta midig ee Cabdiwali  Gaas. Cali waxa  intii dowladda dhisneyd  uu ahaa Wasiirka  Waxbarashada isagoo ahaa nin howl badan oo meelo badan...
Waxa  shalay booqasho ku tagay  dalka Soomaaliya wafdi culumo ah oo uu horkacayo Madaxa Hey’adda Culumada Sudan Sheekh Cissaam  Axmed al Bashiir. Waxa  wafdigaa  dalka  ku soo dhoweeyey Hey’adda Culumada Soomaaliyeed iyo Xarunta Hanuuninta iyo Isdhaafsiga Firkirka oo uu horkacayo Nuur Baaruud Gurxan. Labada wafdi kulan ay yeesheen waxa...
SEATTLE (June 22, 2015) – Waxa magaaalada San Francisco baaq culus ka soo saaray Duqowda magaalooyinka dalka Mareykanka  kuwaasi oo madaxda  dowladda  Federalka ah ee Mareykanka ka codsaday iney xal u hesho arrinta murugsan ee xawilaadda taasi oo quudisa malaayiin dad ah oo ku nool dalka Soomaaliya iyo dalka...