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Seattle Times: Burien sketches growth vision for busy, diverse Ambaum Boulevard

BURIEN — He saw this conversation coming. Before Travis Thompson sold out concerts, signed with a major record label and embarked on a European tour, the Burien-raised rapper wrote about change coming to Ambaum Boulevard Southwest. “Won’t always be a man on the corner slinging that roasted corn … Won’t always be my mom at the house saying, ‘There’s room for more,’” Thompson sang in 2016 on “Ambaum,” an ode to the city’s north-south arterial. “And I’m cool with that, I swear I am. I just hope they don’t forget us when they tear it down, and make high-rise homes, and send us packing now.”  
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Front Porch: 2023 Neighbor Day Recognition

Roxana Pardo Garcia/Alimentando El Pueblo, Burien. “Ever since I’ve known Roxana, I’ve known her to be a leader and a role model. She has done so much for Burien and out of the love she has for her community and as a result of the pandemic, she started Alimentando El Pueblo, the only Latinx food bank in the nation! Her selflessness and passion is truly beyond words.”

Nominated by: Mousy DeVilla, friend

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A place to thrive in South King County

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Seattle Kraken Hero of the Deep

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Celebrating the Women of United Way

According to the Library of Congress, Women’s History Month began as Women’s History Week in 1982, when Congress authorized the president to proclaim the week on March 7 of the following year. Five years later, Congress designated the entire month to celebrate the contributions and achievements women have made throughout American history.

This year, United Way of King County celebrates Women’s History Month by recognizing some of the women who have helped make our work possible–from current and former staff, to board members, to grantees, to those who helped lead our events and campaigns. We’ve asked several of those women to share their knowledge and wisdom on International Women’ Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.