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Monkeypox Has Arrived in King County

The presumptive monkeypox case is the first in Washington state. Here's what you need to know about how it's transmitted and more.

05/24/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

News Wire

The Fate of Abortion Access in Washington If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

A Supreme Court draft opinion which indicates a potential reversal of Roe vs. Wade and Planned Parenthood vs. Casey has raised the question once again.

05/03/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Brain Buster

Is Mindfulness Always Such a Good Thing?

A University of Washington researcher's recent findings raise questions about when to apply the popular form of meditation.

04/20/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Sick Szn

Norovirus Is Coming for Our Oysters

Highly contagious norovirus was linked to 26 cases in the state and tied to raw oysters harvested from the Baynes Sound area of British Columbia.

04/07/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Welcome Developments

The New Odessa Brown Children's Clinic in Othello Is Eye-Popping

The new Odessa Brown Children's Clinic branch aims to address some of the inequities cited in a report on racism at Seattle Children's.

03/04/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Currents

Seattle's Psychedelic Revolution Has Arrived

The decriminalization of psilocybin, as well as increased interest in treating mental illness with psychedelics, means shrooms may be here to stay.

02/22/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Washington's About to Enter the "Live with It" Stage of the Pandemic

Officials signed off on the end of vaccine verifications and the indoor mask mandate this week, citing declining case counts and more test availability.

02/18/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Washington's Mask Debate Heats Up

State schools superintendent Chris Reykdal's comments about lifting the indoor mandate foreshadow a broader conflict about masking in Washington.

02/10/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Office Politics

Seattle Companies Are All Over the Map on Vaccine Mandates

Amazon, Starbucks, T-Mobile, and others vary wildly in their approach to workplace safety after a recent Supreme Court ruling.

02/03/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Where to Pick Up a Free N95 Mask in Washington

Albertsons, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and other pharmacies in Seattle, Washington are offering up to three masks per person to protect against Covid.

01/31/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Coronavirus Chronicles

Need More Rapid Covid Tests? Washington's Got You.

An online portal for antigen tests will launch soon to double those White House swab shipments.

01/20/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Stress Test

How Are Seattle Schools Responding to Omicron?

Learning from home, school closures, and teacher staffing shortages have made the start of 2022 chaotic. SPS tries to implement new Covid-19 protocols.

01/14/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

PSA

A New Downtown Vaccination Hub Opens Tomorrow at Amazon

Amazon, Swedish, and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health partnered with the city to bring vaccines and booster shots to downtown Seattle.

10/22/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

How Does Covid Vaccine Verification Work at King County Businesses?

A new policy for restaurants, bars, Kraken games, and large outdoor events takes effect on October 25 in Seattle. This is what you need to know.

10/21/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Roloviched

How Many Washington Workers Fired Themselves by Rejecting Vaccination?

Seattle's compliance with the Covid vaccine mandate was better than the state's overall, even amongst the Seattle Police Department.

10/20/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Some of Us Are in a Disaster Cascade

A Washington State Department of Health report shows that, on the heels of the Delta variant, many people are heading back toward disillusionment.

10/15/2021 By Malia Alexander

Coronavirus Chronicles

Where to Find Covid Vaccine Booster Shots in King County

A list of government-backed sites in Seattle, Bellevue, Kent, and other Puget Sound region cities offering additional doses of coronavirus vaccines.

09/28/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Know about Rapid Covid Tests in King County

How reliable is an at-home Covid test? Where can you get one? How long does it take to get results? What's a PCR test? We've got answers.

09/16/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Game Prep

A List of the Covid Vaccination Policies for Seattle Sports Teams

The latest attendance policies for Kraken, Mariners, OL Reign, Seahawks, Sounders, Storm, and University of Washington games.

09/10/2021 By Malia Alexander

Coronavirus Chronicles

Vaccinated in King County? You're Still Way More Protected from Covid

New data from Public Health—Seattle and King County gives us answers about breakthrough case, hospitalization, and death rates amid the Delta surge.

09/08/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy