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González, Harrell debate in season premiere of City Inside/Out

City Inside/Out mayor debate

It’s a tight race for Seattle mayor. Whoever earns the most votes will face a slate of tough challenges including a homelessness crisis, continuing pandemic response, police reform, and more. Candidates Bruce Harrell and M. Lorena González say they're up to the job.

Julian Stoller escapes & engages with humanity through makeup

Makeup artist Julian Stroller

Makeup artist Julian Stoller describes himself as a storyteller who finds catharsis and escape through his otherworldly, sinister, nature-inspired designs. He initially found a community of like-minded peers on social media and was even asked to create looks for fashion brand Jean Paul Gaultier. He says his greatest hope is that his work opens doors for the next generation of artists.

🏆 Seattle Channel honored with 30 Government Programming Awards

NATOA awards

“This acknowledgment from our peers is appreciated and humbling.” Seattle Channel is taking a bow after being honored with 30 Government Programming Awards, including seven Awards of Excellence, 13 Awards of Distinction, and ten Awards of Honor, by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). 

Seattle's own Red Scare

The Red Scare that swept Seattle

Two years before U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy rode the Red Scare to national prominence, Seattleites got a bitter taste of what was to come. Watch a feature from our archive to learn about one Washington state politician's dogged pursuit of alleged communists at the University of Washington - and elsewhere - that destroyed lives in the 1940s.

COVID-19 updates: Vaccination verification, mask mandates & vaccine locations

Vaccination Verification

The COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread in King County and surges of preventable cases and hospitalizations are stressing our regional healthcare system and heightening concerns about a significant resurgence this fall and winter. That’s why Public Health – Seattle & King County is implementing a vaccination verification policy across our region.  

Beginning October 25, across King County, people 12 years of age and older will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a negative PCR COVID-19 test in the last 72 hours, or a negative rapid test result conducted on site in order to enter many events and establishments:

  • Outdoor events with 500 people or more. Examples include professional and collegiate sports and entertainment events.
  • Indoor recreational events or establishments regardless of size. Examples include professional and collegiate sports, performing arts and live music venues, movie theaters, museums, gyms, and conventions.
  • Restaurants and bars, including indoor dining. This does not apply to outdoor dining, take-out customers, and places that aren’t primarily used for indoor dining such as grocery stores. Small restaurants and bars, defined as those with seating capacity for less than 12 people, will phase in on December 6, 2021.  

Mask requirements

In Washington state, masks are required in public indoor spaces and for everyone ages 5+ at outdoor events with 500 or more people.

Getting vaccinated

The best protection against COVID-19 continues to be vaccination. Vaccinations are available to everyone 12 and older regardless of insurance, citizenship, or immigration status. The City of Seattle is no longer offering COVID-19 vaccinations but there are plenty of places to get one:


If you have symptoms of COVID-19, get a free test, with or without an appointment, regardless of immigration or insurance status.

Need help?

If you need language interpretation, help finding a vaccination or testing site, or ADA accommodation, call the King County COVID-19 Call Center at (206) 477-3977, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Resources