Shall we dance? Salsa at sunset in Seattle is sooooo spectacular.

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The Seattle salsa scene shines at sunset

Salsa dancers at sunset on Alki Beach

Dance enthusiasts flock to Seattle’s Alki Beach Park each summer to move and groove to salsa and bachata music under the setting sun. It's breathtaking!


Parks, police hiring & more on Council Edition

Council Edition with Councilmembers Pedersen and Lewis

Should the Seattle Park District double the city’s investment in our parks and public spaces? How will the Seattle City Council’s light rail route recommendations impact your neighborhood? And, what does the council think of Mayor Bruce Harrell’s new police hiring plan? Councilmembers Alex Pedersen and Andrew J. Lewis weigh in on these topics and more.


Why does the Seattle area produce such a high per-capita rate of homelessness?

The root causes of homelessness in King County

Gregg Colburn, assistant professor of real estate at the University of Washington, debunks misconceptions about homelessness in King County, identifies the root cause, tells a success story, and offers a solution–all in under  eight minutes.


How much do you know a-boat our state's marine highway system?

Washington State Ferry

Washington has a ferry in almost every coastal county, and the fleet is an integral part of our state's history. In this installment of “My Favorite Places,” former Secretary of State and revered storyteller Ralph Munro shares some fascinating history and footage of the ferries’ earlier forms.


The Black Tones rocked the party

The Black Tones perform at City Hall Plaza

You saw them at the Capitol Hill Block Party, right? Beloved local band The Black Tones also knocked it out of the park a few weeks ago at the Welcome Back Bash at City Hall.


King Youngblood alt-rocks

King Youngblood performs at City Hall Plaza

Local rockers King Youngblood also played at the Capitol Hill Block Party last weekend. Here’s some footage of their show at the recent Welcome Back Bash that will have you rocking through the week.

On a Block Party roll now? Keep your energy up with performances by these former Art Zone guests who also performed last weekend: Breaks and Swells, Brent Amaker and The Rodeo, and Enumclaw (the band, not the place),


COVID-19 resources

Free at-home tests. Each household is eligible to receive 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).

Self-test expiration dates extended. Some COVID-19 rapid self-tests now have an extended expiration date. Review your at-home tests at on the FDA's website.

Free N95 masks. Visit the federal government's one-stop COVID website to find locations to get free masks.

Babies and children 6 months and older vaccine-eligible. Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are now authorized for emergency use for anyone aged 6 months and older. 

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