People and places in the (other) news

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sarah Haycox at the Pratt Memorial
A collection of stories from other publications in past week featured local people.

Sarah Haycox got an article in the current History Link newsletter

Hometown Hero
  
Last year, 10-year-old Sarah Haycox of Shoreline saw a plaque honoring Edwin T. Pratt and became curious to know more about him. After learning of his role as a civil rights leader, as well as his tragic death, she lobbied -- and succeeded -- to have the school board name a new learning center after him. Now she's raising money to bring Pratt's family to the dedication next year, and to commission an artist to create a memorial. Learn more about Sarah's marvelous efforts on her GoFundMe page.


Rachel Maddow show has segments on two Washington people

  • Conscientious objectors to Trump border policy get free legal aid - Jason Rittereiser
  • Multiple states sue Trump admin to stop family separation policy - Bob Ferguson

Blake Snell, Shorewood baseball star, led his Tampa Bay Rays to a victory over the Houston Astros, ending their winning streak. Three very different articles were written about this game.

And The Seattle Times gave a shout-out Happy Birthday message to Lake Forest Park with this article from HistoryLink.org

The town of Lake Forest Park on Lake Washington’s northwest shoreline incorporates in 1961, with a population of about 1,300. Lake Forest Park traces its beginnings back centuries, when it was a winter village site for the Snohomish tribe. Non-native settlers arrive in the 1860s, and the town named after Lake Forest, Ill., is developed by future Seattle Mayor Ole Hanson. In 2015, the population is about 13,000 after a series of annexations.



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