A day in the life of Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell

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A day in the life of Seattle's mayor

Mayor Bruce Harrell

Leading a major city is a demanding job - every decision has real-life consequences and every day is a busy day. Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell tries to infuse each interaction with joy, laughter, and positivity. We recently tagged along for a behind-the-scenes look at the life of Seattle's mayor.


Experimentation & intuition fuel artist Moses Sun’s vibrant vision

Artist Moses Sun

“Perfection is in the practice. That’s what I’m most proud of, I’m a practicing artist.” Multi-disciplined multi-talented artist Moses Sun says he draws strength and inspiration from his ancestors. His work, including on the Black Lives Matter street mural of 2020, reflects global diasporas and a deviation from the mainstream.


When it comes to salmon, water & life in the city, everything is connected

Salmon in the City

There’s a whole salmon community living in Seattle’s waters and, as wildlife ecologist and filmmaker Chris Morgan learns, their success is our success. Morgan speaks with a local biologist and Seattle Aquarium staff about how salmon are integral to the city, and what we can do to protect our shared habitat for generations to come. This is the second in the three-part series “Stories from the Salish Sea.”


Organizations can foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace

Ruchika Tulshyan and Ijeoma Oluo at Town Hall Seattle

Ruchika Tulshyan joins Ijeoma Oluo at Town Hall Seattle to launch her new book “Inclusion on Purpose: An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work.” The authors discuss the book's potential impact on each and every one of our jobs. Tulshyan says there’s no breezy 5-step plan to equity in the workplace, but there is a way forward.


“Drummers are the thrashing, crashing heart of punk rock”

Forbidden Beat

For some, the energy of punk rock is everything, and the driving force behind that energy is the drums. Author S.W. Lauden's “Forbidden Beat: Perspectives on Punk Drumming” is a collection of essays and interviews by and about some of the biggest names in punk rock. This new book turns the spotlight onto the high-octane history of the often overlooked punk drummer.


In-person event April 11: Meet Mayor Bruce Harrell

Meet the New Seattle Mayor: Where Do We Go From Here?

Mayor Bruce Harrell, after his first months in office, will discuss his plans for turning the city around. Harrell is joined on stage by Professor Larry Hubbell, multimedia journalist Joni Balter, as well as students. Register now for this in-person event, presented by Seattle University's Institute of Public Service.


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

Free at-home tests. Each household is eligible to receive two sets of four free at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government. And, while supplies last, Washingtonians can order up to two COVID-19 test kits per month from the website sayyescovidhometest.org (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. Masks can be picked up in person at participating pharmacies. Be sure to call ahead to check availability at your pharmacy.

Updates. As of March 1, the vaccine verification requirement is no longer in effect in King County. As of March 12, King County’s mask order changes and you will no longer be required to wear a mask in many indoor settings.

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