Civic Cocktail season finale | The fight for food security | Colorful murals for your eyes & The Westerlies for your ears

City updates from Councilmembers Juarez & Strauss on Council Edition

Council Edition with host Brian Callanan

Brian Callanan checks in with Councilmembers Juarez and Strauss on how the coronavirus crisis is affecting their districts. They also discuss new efforts to help with Seattle's homeless crisis and how local businesses are navigating Governor Inslee's phased-in approach to re-opening the economy.

Council Chat


"We're here for you." Chief Seattle Club expands outreach to all in need.

Chief Seattle Club food line

Many homeless assistance programs have had to suspend operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, but a handful continue to help Seattle's most vulnerable population, including the Chief Seattle Club. The Pioneer Square based organization provides social services for the city's homeless Native Americans, but during the coronavirus crisis, has expanded their outreach to help all in need. 

Be Inspired


All over town, vibrant murals turning frowns upside down

Murals around Seattle

Home is where the art is! Across Seattle, local artists have painted colorful murals and words of encouragement on boarded-up businesses. Check out this collection of photos of neighborhood murals, from Ballard to Columbia City.⁠⠀

Paint the Town


The Westerlies perform together, from afar

The Westerlies

The Westerlies were founded in Seattle, but these days they're spread out all over the country. That didn't stop them from phoning in this moving performance of the traditional Sacred Harp hymn "Weeping Mary."

Top Brass


As more families are in need, community steps up to fight hunger

Food access programs help older adults & people experiencing homelessness

COVID-19 has left 1.6 million people in Washington state struggling to put food on the table. The need is especially high in parts of Seattle and South King County. Various City of Seattle departments, along with a number of philanthropic organizations, businesses, and nonprofits are stepping up to help with this community-wide effort to battle hunger.

Hunger Help


Celebrating Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

APA Heritage Month GIF

Seattle’s Asian and Pacific Islander American communities make up more than 15% of the city’s population, representing about 26 different ethnic groups with over 67 unique languages and dialects. To honor this diverse and vibrant community, we selected ten stories – from artists, dancers, authors, businesses & more – from the Seattle Channel archives.

Community Connections


Final Civic Cocktail of the season is June 3 with Mayor Durkan & Paul Guppy

Civic Cocktail - June 2020

It's the last Civic Cocktail until September. Join Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Washington Policy Center VP for Research Paul Guppy for a discussion about the important public health and economic issues impacting our region. There is no cost to join, but attendance is limited so please register in advance.

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