"Dinosaurs of the skies" return to Ballard to roost & roar

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Food Lifeline treats the symptoms & root causes of hunger

Food Lifeline workers pack goods

Food Lifeline generates the equivalent of 280,000 meals every day, heading to 350 food banks, shelters, and meal programs across Western Washington. Their mission doesn’t stop at short-term fixes to hunger, but extends to the racism, inequality, and inequity at its root.


“Dinosaurs of the skies” roost & roar at Ballard Locks

Two Great Blue Herons in a nest

More than 100 Great Blue Herons return to the Ballard Locks every year to nest and rear their young, but why here? Members of Heron Habitat Helpers say it’s pretty unusual to see a whole colony like this in an urban setting, but the birds have their reasons.


Pay Up policy package: what is it & will it help gig workers?

City Inside/Out host Brian Callanan

As Seattleites increasingly rely on app-based services like DoorDash, Instacart and Angi, there’s momentum from labor groups to ensure gig workers are making above the city’s minimum wage, after expenses. We examine the Pay Up proposal, which is getting some pushback.


Boredom busters to the rescue!

Look, Listen & Learn

Dive into your imagination with “Look, Listen and Learn!” Auntie Lena and Possum beat boredom with the art of improv and some very creative friends. They've got the perfect art projects, story games, and music sessions to expand imaginations and inspire the whole family next time someone says “I’m bored!”


“Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health & Homelessness in an American City”

Josephine Ensign

Author and nurse practitioner Josephine Ensign experienced homelessness as a young adult. Her book, Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City,” explores the intersection of healthcare and homelessness in our region reaching back to the arrival of white settlers.


Join discussion with four-star general as he shares insights on Putin's clash with West

McCaffery and Locke

In the next Seattle University Conversations, hear from retired four-star Gen. Barry McCaffrey as he discusses Russian President Vladimir Putin's confrontation with the West. McCaffrey will be joined by Gary Locke, former ambassador to China and former Washington governor. Register now for this in-person event taking place May 16.


COVID-19 resources

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. Visit the federal government's one-stop COVID website to find locations to get free masks.

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