📚 Pacific Northwest author's short story collection has something for everyone

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Warning: This short story collection may change your life

The Angel of Rome by Jess Walter

Jess Walter’s new book “The Angel of Rome: And Other Stories” is packed with short stories that capture glimpses of what makes us human–those moments that might pass us by–or change us forever. The journalist-turned-author tells “Book Lust” Host Nancy Pearl how his former career prepared him for this one and what he’s learned after ten published books.


Beloved grocery store offered family food & reminders of home

A Viet-Wah patron embraces a store staff member

Little Saigon grocery store Viet-Wah recently closed its doors after 40 years. Patrons and staff say it meant more to them than most markets; it felt like home. “You can’t really replace businesses that have built relationships and community like this.”


Election 2022: Newcomers vie for Seattle’s 37th legislative district seat

Political newcomers vie to represent Seattle’s diverse 37th legislative district in Olympia

First-time candidates Chipalo Street and Emijah Smith debate which of them is a better fit to represent Seattle’s 37th legislative district in Olympia after Representative Kristen Harris-Talley decided not to run for reelection.


Election 2022: 34th legislative district: A tale of two democrats

Leah Griffin and Emily Alvarado pose with City Inside/Out host Brian Callanan

The two candidates running to represent the 34th district (West Seattle, Pioneer Square, and Vashon Island) in the state legislature have similar priorities but different backgrounds. Tune in throughout this election season, “City Inside/Out” is covering all the big races!


Art, history & a great view: Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center has it all!

A mural inside of Daybreak Star

The Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center is one of former Secretary of State Ralph Munro’s favorite places, in large part because his friend Bernie Whitebear led the movement to build it. With beautiful views, unique resources, and stunning art, the center is truly one of a kind.


The grandmother of Mexican food

Lucy Lopez

Restaurateur Lucy Lopez moved from Cuautla, Mexico to Seattle over 50 years ago and became a pillar of the Mexican-American culinary community. “Everything I know I want to give it away, you know, I don’t want to keep it for myself.”


Jessyn Farrell joins the Harrell team

Jessyn Farrell

Meet Jessyn Farrell: new director of Seattle's Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE). She says her job is “to make sure every single person in the city of Seattle has access to a healthy environment" with a racial and social justice focus.


How to be a water protector

Look, Listen & Learn with Auntie Lena and Possum

“Look, Listen and Learn” teaches us how to be stewards of our Earth and protectors of water on this week’s episode. Auntie Lena, Possum, and friends make art, refreshing drinks, and music-all with our most vital resource.


COVID-19 resources

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Free at-home tests. 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).

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.

Boosters. The FDA has authorized updated booster vaccines that target Omicron variants as well as the original strain, for emergency use. Find a vaccine in King County or around Washington state.

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