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    April 12, 2017 The Skanner Page 5
Events & Announcements
Calendar 2017
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ARBOR DAY 2017: A free family friendly festival on Earth Day!
Arbor Day 2017 is a free, multicultural festival for all ages. En-
joy food from local vendors and participate in activities for the
whole family. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mt. Scott Park, SE 72nd Ave be-
tween Harold St. and Knight St.
Join PCC Cascade students, staff and friends at Kelley Point
Park, to help pick-up litter, maintain trails, remove invasive
species and more, Everyone is welcome to participate in this
clean up event for Earth Day. Please bring gloves. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.,
Kelley Point Park, N. Kelly Point Park Rd.
NAAM Youth Curator Program
Victoria Rosales, 14, Denaijah Kennedy-Smith, 16, Tiara Fore, 16, Allani Seals, 16, Sydney Maguire, 15, and Ella Maurer, 14, gather at the
opening of the 2017 Youth Curator’s exhibit, Intersections: Finding True North, April 8 at the Northwest African American Museum.
The Dr. Carver Gayton Youth Curator Program at NAAM gives young people an opportunity to learn about the museum by working on
creative projects that help them engage with the community. This year’s youth curators contributed more than 200 service hours to
this year’s project, “Intersections: Finding True North,” a mural that tells the story of Seattle’s historic Central District through collective
mapping. The young people who participated in 2017 earned school service hours, received a NAAM membership and a $250 stipend.
Briefs cont’d from pg 4
play takes place in the time after President Trump’s
promised border wall is built.
On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was sworn in
as the 45th President of the United States. Over the
next six months, events would unravel that test every
American’s strength of character: executive actions,
an immigration round-up of unprecedented scale,
and a declaration of martial law. A man named Rick
finds himself caught up as the front man of the new
administration’s edicts and loses his humanity. In
a play that harkens George Orwell’s “1984” and the
Nazi regime, “Building the Wall” explores what hap-
pens if we let fear win.
Andrea Whittle and Gavin Hoffman star in this pro-
For more information, contact www.trianglepro.
org or call (503) 239-5919.
Seattle News Briefs
Murray Denies Sex Abuse Claims
SEATTLE (AP) — On Friday, Mayor Ed Murray
held a brief news conference to deny allegations in a
lawsuit by one man, saying “they were very painful
for me. It was painful for my husband.” Through a
spokesman he has also denied the allegations by the
other men, all of which were reported Thursday by
the Seattle Times. Two of the alleged victims live in
Murray said he will not step down and is sticking
to re-election campaign plans but refused to answer
reporters’ questions, saying the case “is now a legal
matter that is in the courts.”
Murray’s spokesman, Jeff Reading, previously sug-
gested unnamed Murray enemies were behind the
claims. “It is not a coincidence that this shakedown ef-
fort comes within weeks of the campaign filing dead-
line,” Reading said.
Calls to city councilmembers earlier for Friday for
comment about the mayor and what impact the alle-
gations could mean for his political future went un-
Murray, 61, grew up in working class neighbor-
hoods in and around Seattle as one of seven children
in an Irish Catholic family and became one of the
state’s most prominent political figures.
“Things have never come easily to me in life, but
I have never backed down and I will not back down
now,” Murray told reporters in remarks that lasted
less than two minutes.
As a young man, he considered joining the priest-
hood and spent a year at a seminary in 1976 before
studying sociology at the University of Portland, a
private Catholic institution.
Murray on Thursday afternoon was planning on
touting new numbers showing progress made by the
Seattle Police Department under federal supervision
— until the news broke of the lawsuit by a man who
is now 46 and said in court documents that the may-
or “raped and molested him” over a period of several
years beginning in 1986.
The man identified only by his initials, D.H., said he
was 15 and addicted to crack cocaine at the time and
that Murray was in his 30s.
On Friday Murray said D.H.’s allegations “are sim-
ply not true” and said he felt sad for the “troubled”
The two others who made allegations against Mur-
ray told The Seattle Times (
they met him while living in a Portland center for
troubled teens. Jeff Simpson and Lloyd Anderson said
they were paid for sex in the 1980s and would testify.
An entry in a case-tracking system shows that the
Multnomah County District Attorney’s office reject-
ed pursuing a third-degree sodomy case against Mur-
ray in 1984, District Attorney Don Rees said.
Portland police have found no records linking ei-
ther man to Murray, said Sgt. Pete Simpson of the
Portland Police Bureau.
County Council Fills Vacancies in
District Court
The Metropolitan King County Council today filled
two judicial vacancies in the King County District
Court, appointing Matthew York and Jason Poydras
to fill vacancies in the court’s Southeast Division.
A graduate of the University of Reno, Matthew York
earned his law degree from Willamette University.
He has been serving as a Judge Pro-Tem in Municipal
and District courts.
Jason Poydras is a graduate of Xavier University
in New Orleans and the Seattle University School of
Law. Poydras’ experience includes serving as both an
Administrative Law Judge and a Judge Pro-Tem.
York and Poydras were two of five finalists inter-
viewed by the Council’s Committee of the Whole on
April 5.
All of the candidates were rated and referred to the
Council by the King County Bar Association (KCBA)
and were also rated by one or more of the other bar
associations that perform judicial evaluations con-
sistent with Chapter 2.70 of the King County Code.
Each of the final candidates received a rating of “Ex-
ceptionally Well Qualified” from at least one of the
bar associations.
After their appointments, if they want to continue
on the bench, York and Poydras will have to stand for
election this fall.
Central District Forum Presents
‘Millennials’ April 21-22
Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas will pres-
ent “Millennials,: a dance production co-produced,
choreographed and directed by past Showing Out
Seattle Metro
O BEE CREDIT UNION EASTER EGG DASH: Bring a basket or some-
thing to hold eggs in! The free event will start at 11 a.m. rain or
shine. There will be scheduled times for age hunts. Every egg is
stuffed with candy or a slip redeemable for a prize. In each age
group one egg will contain a grand prize slip for a new bike and
helmet from Falcone’s Bicycle Center. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Regional
Athletic Complex, 8345 Stellacom Rd. SE, Lacey.
friends for Tumwater’s 21st Annual Easter Egg Dash. Over 20,000
colorful eggs will be nestled in the large grassy area behind the
stadium at Tumwater High School waiting to be discovered. Ex-
cited youngsters will collect eggs filled with candy, toys and
prize coupons. Bring a basket to carry all your treasures home
in. The Easter Bunny will be there for photos also. Timed hunts
for children’s age groups. This is for children 0 – 10 years old. 11
a.m. – noon. Tumwater Fire Hall, 311 Israel Rd. SW, Tumwater.
attle’s best poets will face-off in the Grand Slam Championship,
a no-holds barred literary showdown to see who will represent
Seattle at the 2017 National Poetry Slam. The event begins at 7
p.m. Tickets at the door. All ages welcome. Under 21/students
$5, general admission #10. Hale’s Ales Palladium, 4301 Leary
Way NW.
books, magazines, films, CDs and occasional LPs at reasonable
prices. Proceeds support Kitsap Regional Library. Doors open at
9:30 a.m., Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln St., Poulsbo.
Kids can grab an Arbor Day passport from a ranger and journey
through various eco-stations. Completed passports will be en-
tered into a prize drawing. 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Lewis Creek Visitor
Center, 5808 Lakemont Rd., Bellevue.
SPRING RESTORATION DAY: Come join friends and neighbors at
this fun day making Volunteer Park beautiful for everyone. No
gardening experience needed. Gloves and tools will be provided
as well as free coffee and donuts. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Volunteer
Park, 1247 15th Ave. E.
artist, Alex Crozier, at 7:30 p.m. April 21 and 22 at
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th
Ave. S.
“Millennials: turns the microscope on cultural ap-
propriation, pop culture and gay culture that heavily
impacts every aspect of American life today.
The two-act dance performance will engage audi-
ences and encourage critical thought that will force
viewers to question whether something is appropri-
ate or simply appropriation. 
Alex Crozier a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
received his dance training from Wissahickon Dance
Academy under the direction of Nancy Malmed.
As a graduate of University of the Arts he received
his BFA in Dance. Now in his fifth season with Spec-
trum Dance Theater Alex performs various lead
roles as a senior company member.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://