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How a Children’s Book is Fighting the Gender Pay Gap

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Melanie Mazza | April 10, 2018

When Emily Kim graduated from law school in 2011, the job market was bleak. She was thrilled when she landed her first position and she took the salary offered, fearing that negotiation might cost her the job. A while later, Emily assumed a role managing the office’s budget. In comparing past years’ payroll e

After Busing Ended, Seattle’s Racial Achievement Gaps Worsened

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Melanie Mazza | March 30, 2018

Traveling from Rainier Beach to Ballard through the Central District and Queen Anne feels more like passing through four cities rather than through four pockets of the same one. Each neighborhood contributes to what we call Seattle, but there are stark, invisible lines demarcating one place from another. Seat

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