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City leaders respond to Atlanta tragedy, increase in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans

AAPI rally against hate.

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Seattle City Councilmembers, and other leaders quickly condemned Tuesday’s mass shooting in Atlanta that killed multiple Asian American women. The tragedy comes at a time of rising hate crimes directed toward Asian Americans, including here in Seattle. Stay tuned to the Seattle Channel, as we speak to affected communities, and learn what’s being done here at home to stem the tide of this targeted violence.

Seattle author chronicles the small town that made a big bang in the Atomic Age

Steve Olson's book Apocalypse Factory

Steve Olson’s “The Apocalypse Factory” will captivate you with stories of the heroes, anti-heroes, adventures, and misadventures behind the Hanford Nuclear Facility and the small Washington town that fueled some of the most destructive weapons ever created. Book Lust's Nancy Pearl talks with Olson about the book, writing about science, and then Nancy tells Steve what his next book should be about.

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City Inside/Out hears the debate on returning to in-person learning

Students learn while masked in a classroom.

After a year of closures, all schools have now been ordered to offer part-time, in-person learning by April 19. Some educators and parents say it’s too soon, while others argue it’s long overdue. School districts, teachers’ unions, and families are struggling to figure out how to balance public safety with what's best for kids.

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Racism in the criminal justice system: history, impacts, solutions

Mass incarceration panel

Black Washingtonians make up 4% of the state’s population, but more than 18% of the state’s prison population. Accident or institutionalized racism in action? Experts discuss actionable steps to end mass incarceration here in Washington.

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Digitizing our history & culture before it's too late


We know you don’t need another crisis on your plate, but VHS is dying. Analog videotape, film, disc, and other legacy video formats deteriorate over time. See how MIPoPS (Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound) is digitizing video to preserve and expand Seattle’s cultural legacy, and future us thanks them for it.

Be Kind, Rewind

Eligible but still unvaccinated?

A vaccine is adminstered

If you're on the current eligibility list for a COVID-19 vaccination, sign up for the City of Seattle's notification list. You can also call the Customer Service Bureau at 206-684-2489, Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. for help getting on the list. Once on the list, you'll be notified when vaccination appointments become available at any of the city's three fixed sites (Rainier Beach, West Seattle, and Lumen Field). For more information about eligibility and locations, visit the city's COVID-19 vaccination website.                   

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Save the date! Join us for a virtual Civic Cocktail on April 1

Civic Cocktail - April 2021

April's Civic Cocktail continues the multi-part, multi-party series on the state of our democracy with local leaders who will discuss the next steps for the Democratic Party in D.C. Join CityClub for a virtual Civic Cocktail evening program with host Joni Balter and guests Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal and Suzan DelBene.

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