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Rainier Avenue, the heart & soul of Seattle’s most diverse neighborhoods

Historic photo of Rainier Avenue

From its start in Seattle’s Little Saigon neighborhood, and running south to Renton, Rainier Avenue is filled with landmarks and icons from a different era. CityStream provides a glimpse of the past and future of Rainier Avenue, the heart and soul of Seattle's most diverse neighborhoods.

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Seattle Channel recognized with 24 awards in national competition

NATOA Awards

🏆 Best government station in the nation! The Seattle Channel is humbled to be honored with the Overall Excellence in Government Programming award! In addition to the prestigious top award, the city-operated TV station won 24 government programming awards, including 17 first-place wins.

The Seattle Channel is also celebrating General Manager Shannon Gee, who was recognized last week by the International Examiner with their Community Voice Award.

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District 3's Orion, Sawant; District 4's Pedersen, Scott debate on City Inside/Out

Kshama Sawant and Egan Orion with Brian Callanan

Kshama Sawant is running for a third term to represent District 3 on the Seattle City Council. Will voters in Capitol Hill, the Central District, First Hill, Leschi, Madison Park, and Mount Baker give her four more years? Or will they favor challenger Egan Orion? Hear the two candidates debate the issues on the latest City Inside/Out with host Brian Callanan.

And if you live in Seattle's District 4, don't miss City Council candidates Alex Pedersen and Shaun Scott debate issues like upzoning in the University District, 35th Avenue bike infrastructure, homelessness, and more.

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Clay creations at Seward Park Clay Studio

Clay studio in Seward Park

Seward Park is known for its old-growth forest, diverse wildlife, sweeping views, and...ceramic art. For a half century, people have converged on the Seward Park Clay Studio to craft everything from simple bowls to lavish creations. 

Seize the clay!


Climate activist Jamie Margolin & U.S. Rep. Adam Smith join Civic Cocktail

Jamie Margolin

Attend Wednesday's filming of Civic Cocktail — register soon before it sells out! Host Joni Balter will interview climate change youth activist Jamie Margolin, who is the founder of the nonprofit Zero Hour. The 15-year-old has drawn national attention as part of a group of youths suing the state of Washington over greenhouse gas emissions.

The program will also include Seattle-area U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, who will share his insights from more than two decades in Congress. 

Register today!


Protect yourself from phone scams with tips from AG Bob Ferguson & AARP

Smartphone scams

Our cell phones are invaluable, but they also make us vulnerable to crime. Five billion robocalls are ringing phones each month in this country, and criminals have become increasingly crafty in their approach. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the local AARP offer tips and ways you can avoid becoming a victim. 

Dial in


Meet one of the best-known bootleggers in the Pacific Northwest during Prohibition

Roy Olmsted

🍻 Cheers! Thursday marks the 86th anniversary of the state of Washington ratifying the 21st Amendment. But during Prohibition, many risk-takers entered the black market economy. Meet the dapper cop turned "King of the Rumrunners" and toast of Prohibition-era Seattle, Roy Olmsted.

Peek into Prohibition