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Independent Video Store Day reels us in

Video Store Day

This Saturday is Independent Video Store Day, and our friends at local institution Scarecrow Video have the perfect movie lineup. Scarecrow is more than just a video store with excellent recommendations, it’s a nonprofit with a focus on diversity and cultural preservation. Learn more about their work and get some film recommendations on our Indie Video Store Day Vlog. Also, check out Scarecrow Video's weekend festivities lineup, and get watching! 


Monster trucks meet DIY film genre in "Twister's Revenge"

A scene from "Twister's Revenge"

You can always count on Scarecrow Video's Matt Lynch to find the perfect film for the perfect moment. This time it's a 1988 low budget film about a monster truck with artificial intelligence. It's the perfect film for when you're in the mood to watch a monster truck "just pancaking everything in sight."


Election help is here!

Ballots are sorted at King County Elections

✅ Ballot in hand? If you're unsure about some of the local races, head to our Video Voters' Guide to hear video statements from candidates.

✅Watch the Washington State Debate Coalition's first mayoral debate. Candidates Bruce Harrell and M. Lorena González debate on business and the economy. And, register to watch the second debate in this series, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m. The debate will focus on public health and safety.

✅Dive deeper with City Inside/Out. Watch debates with the candidates in five important races: Seattle Mayor, Seattle City Attorney, Seattle City Council Position 8, Seattle City Council Position 9, and King County Executive.

✅ Ballot signed and sealed? Ballots must be postmarked by or returned to a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on November 2. Find a ballot drop box here and plan ahead to avoid lines. 

✅ Already voted? You can track your ballot online to see if it has been received and accepted.

✅ Not registered? In King County, you can register in person through Nov. 2.

Check out the King County Elections website for more resources or to get assistance with anything and everything elections-related.


When two Seattle artists collaborate, the result is illuminating

Jill Smith & Kristin Nelson

What happens when a lighting designer and a ceramic artist meet? The result is electric! Jil Smith and Kristin Nelson have been creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind lamps since 2012. Watch to learn more about this luminous collaboration.


Enumclaw performs “Free Drop Billy”

Enumclaw performs in the Seattle Channel studios

Rock your way into the weekend with the 90s-inspired sounds of Enumclaw (like the city, but not the city, because they're based out of Tacoma). If you like this live Art Zone performance of "Free Drop Billy," catch them in person at the The Crocodile on Nov. 7.


Marcus Harrison Green talks justice and reality in “Readying to Rise”

Marcus Harrison Green and Michele Matassa Flores on stage at Town Hall

Seattle Times columnist and founder of the South Seattle Emerald, Marcus Harrison Green sees a world of interconnected joy and strife in the rise of Black Lives Matter protests and the struggle for police accountability. He and The Seattle Times' Michele Matassa Flores discuss his new collection of essays entitled “Readying to Rise.”


Look, Listen & Learn: How to help kids deal with loss

Auntie Lena and Possum on the set of Look, Listen & Learn

We’ve all dealt with loss. It can be a really tough thing to process, and everyone does it differently. Auntie Lena helps Possum understand the positive and negative feelings that come with losing someone they love, and how we can support each other in joy and grief.


Have a question for Seattle's next mayor?

Mayoral candidates Lorena González and Bruce Harrell
Rosie's Village is a 36-unit tiny house village that’s opening soon in the University District. The site will provide much-needed shelter spaces and was built in partnership with Sound Transit, Seattle City Council, Low Income Housing Institute, Seattle Office of the Mayor, and other community and volunteer organizations.

What is the one question you’d like asked of the candidates at the upcoming Seattle mayoral debate? What are the most urgent challenges facing our city? Where do you live and what are the unique challenges facing your neighborhood?

The Washington State Debate Coalition (WSDC) is hosting another debate with Seattle mayoral candidates Lorena González and Bruce Harrell with a focus on public health and safety and they want your questions! Join the conversation by emailing your question to us (along with your first name and where you live) by Oct. 20 and it could be asked at the live debate.

Learn more about WSDC and register to stream the free virtual debate, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m.


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

Seattle skyline featuring Space Needle and Mount Rainier

Free Vaccinations & Boosters

Free vaccinations are available to everyone 12 and older regardless of insurance, citizenship, or immigration status. Visit Public Health – Seattle & King County for vaccination locations or consult with your primary care provider, if you have one.

Booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine are authorized for some people. Learn who is eligible to get a booster shot at

Beginning October 23, the City of Seattle and partners are again offering free and accessible first, second, and/or eligible Pfizer booster dose COVID-19 vaccinations at hubs across Seattle. Learn more at

Vaccination Verification

Beginning October 25, Public Health – Seattle & King County is implementing a countywide vaccination verification policy. 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.


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