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Video Bebop sleighs the holidays

Eight music videos in Video Bebop's Holiday Special

Rock around the tree with the perfect holiday special from our friends over at Video Bebop! It’s got everything you could want: seasonal storytime, elf costumes, Kwanzaa traditions, sweet treats, and of course, the best in music videos from the Northwest


'90s movies that co-starred Seattle (not a complete list, as if!)

A scene from "Ten Things I Hate About You"

You're probably thinking of "Sleepless in Seattle" and “Singles,” but how about "American Heart," “Class of 1999,” and "The 6th Man"? In the '90s, coffee and grunge culture elevated Seattle globally and Hollywood took notice, filming dozens of movies here. Love 'em or leave 'em, this collection of movies filmed (at least a little bit) in the Emerald City will have you reminiscing about the Seattle of yesteryear.


City Inside/Out looks at Seattle's recent efforts to improve public safety

City Inside/Out looks at Seattle's new efforts to improve public safety
From coffee to flannel to grunge, the 1990s firmly established Seattle on the global culture map. Hollywood took notice, filming dozens of movies right here in the Emerald City including gems like “Singles” and "American Heart" and cult favorites like “Class of 1999.” Travel back in time with this look back at some of the iconic movies that immortalize Seattle at the end of the 20th century.

Seattle is investing in community-centered solutions to crisis response including moving the 911 call center out of the police department and creating new behavioral health teams. But, it's an uphill climb. Learn more about the challenges and solutions on City Inside/Out.


ReWA & Kraken partnership helps break the ice for many immigrant youth

Youngsters ice skate

Refugee Women’s Alliance of Washington (ReWA) teamed up with the Seattle Kraken to get immigrant and low income kids on the ice, but ReWA’s work doesn’t end there. Their services range from early childhood development to health screenings to citizenship assistance, and serves thousands of families from over 70 countries every year.


As life-saving blood donations run low, hope for more runs high

Blookworks Northwest

Blood and plasma donations are low as we head into the holiday season. Government Affairs Director Juan Cotto of Bloodworks Northwest says the pandemic has presented plenty of challenges, but donating is easier than you might think.


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

Seattle skyline featuring Space Needle and Mount Rainier

Free Vaccinations & Boosters

Free COVID-19 vaccinations are currently available to everyone 5 and older regardless of insurance, citizenship, or immigration status. The City of Seattle and partners are offering free and accessible first, second, and/or booster doses at hubs across Seattle. Learn more at, visit Public Health – Seattle & King County for additional locations, or consult with your primary care provider, if you have one.

Pfizer's kid-sized vaccines have been authorized for children ages 5-11. Use the Vaccine Locator, visit the getting vaccinated in King County page, or contact a clinic to make a vaccine appointment.

Booster doses of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for anyone 18 and older if enough time has passed since their initial vaccination. Learn more about booster doses at

Vaccination Verification

King County requires vaccination verification for everyone 12 years of age and older. You must 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 attend outdoor events of 500 or more people, indoor recreational events, or establishments, restaurants, and bars. Throughout Washington state, many businesses, events and employers are also requiring vaccination verification. Visit the Department of Health's vaccine website for details and proof of vaccination options, including the new WA Verify tool.

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce has put together a Vaccine Verification Toolkit that provides businesses with resources to comply with King County’s new vaccine verification order.

Mask requirements

In Washington state, everyone 5 years of age and older, regardless of vaccination status, is  required to wear a mask in public indoor spaces, at outdoor events with 500 or more people, and in outdoor public places when six feet of distance is not possible.


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