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'80s punk band "The Living" paved the way for Seattle grunge

'80s punk band The Living

The seminal early '80s band "The Living" has finally released studio recordings of seven songs written by 17-year-old Duff McKagan. Art Zone's Nancy Guppy says "the record's 15 minutes of pure punk energy will transport you back to those sweaty mosh pit body-slamming days of your youth." What more can we say?

Long Live Punk

"Pain and joy in black and white"

Former City Councilmember Tom Rasmusson looks through archived Seattle Gay News papers

Since 1974, the Seattle Gay News has chronicled the triumphs and tragedies of Seattle’s LGBTQ community. Former Seattle councilmember Tom Rasmussen is determined to catalog, preserve, and pass along that history to future generations.

Save the Stories

Reviewing legislature’s new, two-year $59 billion budget on City Inside/Out

State senator in Olympia

State lawmakers recently passed a set of progressive bills impacting police reform, climate change, and drug possession. But, Governor Inslee may call everyone back for some unfinished business. Local journalists join City Inside/Out to discuss rumors about a special session and the status of several lawsuits challenging the state's new capital gains tax.

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Artist Blanca Santander "cannot live without creating"

Colorful artwork by Blanca Santander

Artist Blanca Santander talked terrorists down in the jungles of Peru, found her creative rebirth in Seattle, and advocates for detained immigrant children (among other accomplishments). You can find her public art around the Puget Sound and soon you’ll be able to see her work in the Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery, located inside Seattle Municipal Tower.

Picture This

Payge Turner center stage in her own life in new album "Home"

Payge Turner & her new album "Home"

"'The Voice' was the most emotional, psychological, and craziest thing I have ever done." Payge Turner opens up about her memorable run on NBC's vocal competition show, how she got started in music, her current practice, and a bit about her upcoming album "Home."

Find Your Voice

Pushing back on hate

Panel discussion: Combating Racial Animus Against the AAPI Community - Solutions for Change

Hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. are nothing new. Seattle is no exception. The nationwide uptick in incidents in the past year has more people asking for reasons and solutions.

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Residents 12 & older now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine, walk-in vaccinations available

Mass vaccination site

Who? All Washington residents over the age of 12 are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

What? The Pfizer vaccine is available for patients 12 years or older; the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are for patients 18 and older.

When & Where? All people who live or work in King County can now walk or roll up to the Lumen FieldRainier Beach, and West Seattle vaccination sites to receive a first or second vaccination dose without an appointment. Or, register for one of thousands of appointments at the three locations. If you’re unable to book an appointment this week, sign up for the City’s notification list and get notified via email when more appointments are available. Also, check out the state's vaccine locator for more locations

The City of Seattle operates three vaccination sites. No appointment necessary. Vaccines are free. Insurance not required. Check the city's vaccine website for days and times each of the three sites is open.

For the most up-to-date information visit the City’s vaccination website at The site contains vaccine information in seven languages, and in-language assistance is also available over the phone with the Customer Service Bureau Monday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (206) 684-2489.

Even as more residents get vaccinated, please continue to follow all public health guidance. Visit this website from Public Health – Seattle & King County for more information.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, schedule a free test at one of the city's sites. 

COVID-19 Resources