Annual pilgrimage to WWII incarceration camp to honor, remember & connect

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Minidoka Pilgrimage: A Road to Remembrance

Eugene Tagawa holds a black and white photo of his family at Minidoka

“My mother was nine months pregnant when she had to leave home… it was right after they got into the camp… that I was born.” Photographer Eugene Tagawa makes an annual pilgrimage to the Minidoka incarceration camp in southern Idaho to honor people of Japanese descent who were forced into camps by Executive Order 9066, including his own family. February 19 marks the 80th anniversary of that order.


Candace Robb's latest mystery transports readers to plague-ridden England

Candace Robb's book "The Riverwoman's Dragon"

Reading historical fiction can feel like armchair time travel, and Candace Robb's medieval mysteries are a perfect example. Her latest, "The Riverwoman's Dragon," takes place in 1300s England during the Black Death. Book Lust's Nancy Pearl invites the prolific Seattle-based writer to talk about her affinity for medieval York, falling in love with her characters, her writing practice, what she's been reading, and more.


City Inside/Out looks at the latest efforts to reform police accountability

Brian Callanan of City Inside/Out

Washington lawmakers recently passed a slate of new police accountability legislation, including a ban on chokeholds and rules on when to use force. Some law enforcement agencies argue the new measures are confusing and threaten public safety, but community advocates oppose any move to roll back their hard-fought gains. City Inside/Out convenes both sides to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the new police accountability laws.


9th Annual State of Africatown celebrates community

State of Africatown

The Ninth Annual State of Africatown convened virtually with a youth showcase, induction of Elders of Distinction, and Seattle’s new mayor! Participants discussed the outstanding work being done in the community and their plans for the future.


COVID-19 updates: Tests, vaccines, boosters, masks & more

Free at-home tests. Each household is eligible to receive one set of four free at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government. Washington state is offering a similar program (info and ordering available in English and Spanish).

Free N95 masks. The federal government recently announced that each adult can get up to three free N95 masks. As they become available in the coming weeks, masks can be picked up in person at participating pharmacies. Be sure to call ahead to check availability at your pharmacy.

Free vaccines. The City of Seattle and partners are hosting fixed location vaccination clinics and COVID-19 testing sites throughout the city.

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