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Experience Indigenous culture through the universal language of food

CityStream: Native Soul Cuisine

Jeremy Thunderbird of Native Soul Cuisine is the chef behind inspired takes on classic indigenous recipes like Jamaican Curry Navajo Tacos and Smoked Salmon Mac and Cheese. His pop-ups are extremely popular, and someday, he hopes to open a brick and mortar establishment where he can share his Native American culture through food! 


City Hall celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Day 2021

Indigenous Peoples' Day 2021

We invite you to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day with us virtually. Filled with speakers, music, and performances, this year's event focuses on the theme "All My Relations," acknowledging and remembering the Coast Salish and Duwamish people who first called our region home. In 2014, the City of Seattle adopted a resolution declaring the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples' Day, an opportunity to educate people, and to recognize and celebrate the cultures and values of the Indigenous Peoples of our region.


Actor Tom Skerritt heads “East of the Mountains”

Nancy Guppy interviews actor Tom Skerritt

“If you act, you look like you're acting,” Tom Skerritt put a lot of himself into his latest role. The character, a retired surgeon and widower who, on learning he is terminally ill, heads out into the wilderness in Eastern Washington. The film, based on the book of the same name by David Guterson, premiered at this year's Seattle International Film Festival.


Election 2021: Seattle City Attorney candidates face off on City Inside/Out

City Inside/Out: City Attorney candidates

Voters have two very different choices for Seattle’s next city attorney. Candidates Nicole Thomas-Kennedy and Ann Davison share their widely divergent views on what’s best for Seattle on City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan.


Election 2021: Stark contrast between Seattle City Council Position 9 candidates

City Council position 9 candidates debate

It’s a pragmatist versus a progressive in the Seattle City Council Position 9 race. Candidates Nikkita Oliver and Sara Nelson share their contrasting visions for Seattle with City Inside/Out host Brian Callanan.


Election 2021: Who will lead Seattle? Debate to focus on business & economy.

Seattle mayoral candidates debate on 10/14

Next year, Seattle’s top political office will have a new occupant. Hear from candidates M. Lorena González and Bruce Harrell at the 2021 Seattle Mayoral Debates hosted by the Washington State Debate Coalition (WSDC) on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. Learn more about WSDC and register to stream the free virtual debate!


🚉 All aboard! New Link light-rail stations debut in Seattle

Northgate Link light rail station

Over the weekend, thousands celebrated three new Sound Transit light-rail stations serving Seattle’s U District, Roosevelt, and Northgate neighborhoods! This milestone is the first in a series of Sound Transit projects that, when complete, will nearly triple the length of the region’s light-rail system to 62 miles by 2024!


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We're hiring a video specialist

Join the Seattle Channel family! We're looking for an experienced videographer and non-linear editor with strong producing chops that loves visual storytelling and has a passion for public service. You also love deadlines, so don't delay, apply today! Deadline is Oct. 12. 

“The desire to serve others is in our blood”

Fallen Firefighter Memorial

Last week's 2021 Annual Seattle Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Occidental Square honored the lives of those lost in the line of duty. Many firefighters took on additional responsibilities and put themselves further into harm's way as essential personnel during the pandemic. This ceremony gives thanks for that additional service.


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

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 kingcounty.gov/covid/vaccine.

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