Seattle Monorail turns 60, on track to prosper for decades to come

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Seattle Monorail celebrates 60 years

Built in just eight months for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, the Seattle Monorail has stood the test of time. The workhorse continues to zip passengers back and forth between Westlake and Seattle Center today. This week, the Seattle Monorail celebrated its 60th anniversary, and pledged to invest in the iconic rail system’s future.


Add this to your calendar: Mayors’ Concert for Ukraine and Refugees Worldwide

Concert for Ukraine

Join Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and 33 other King County mayors for a free Seattle Symphony concert to benefit the people of Ukraine and refugees in our region. In-person tickets are sold out, but you can still watch the event live from home via several local outlets, including Seattle Channel. Tune in Monday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. on channel 21 or 321 on Comcast; 21 or 721 on Wave; or online at or YouTube. Learn more about the event, the night's program, and streaming options at


A poisoner, a book finder, and an assistant milk inspector walk into City Archives

Image of records found in City Archives

Poisoner, book finder, and assistant milk inspector are just a few of the fascinating files uncovered on the occupations of municipal employees past in our city’s archives. City archivists invite you to comb through those files to see if you can fill in a little family history.


Healthy discourse relies on ‚Äúcuriosity without condescension‚ÄĚ

Mónica Guzmán speaks from stage at Town Hall Seattle

Journalist M√≥nica Guzm√°n is the daughter of Mexican immigrants who voted for Donald Trump. Twice. She and political cartoonist David Horsey talk about her book ‚ÄúI Never Thought of it That Way,‚ÄĚ and how she started using curiosity as a tool for healthy discourse.


Tribal Treaty rights & salmon recovery in the Salish Sea

Historical photo of Native Americans drying salmon

Leonard Forsman, Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe and President of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, nutshells hundreds of years of history into five minutes. He highlights the fight for and lasting impact of regional treaties, including one made between local government and Chief Seattle.


In-person event Monday, 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 Institute of Public Service.


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

Updates. The federal government's is a one-stop website for everything COVID. The site aims to carry the latest information on vaccines, masking advice, how to find free masks, vaccines, treatment information, and local information.

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 (ordering available in English and Spanish).

Free N95 masks. Visit the federal government's one-stop COVID website to find locations to get free masks. Masks remain an important tool in helping to limit the spread of COVID-19. Health experts recommend that people who are immunocompromised, unvaccinated, or feel sick should wear masks to protect themselves and others when in indoor public spaces.

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