Fur-midable felines take charge at City Hall! 😻🏛️

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Seattle brings poetry to the people for National Poetry Month

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Happy National Poetry Month! 📜🖋️ Civic Poet Shin Yu Pai and designer Jayme Yen unveiled poetic installations capturing the city’s identity, highlighting sustainability and place.


Kitty Hall takeover unites humans with their purr-fect match 🐾

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City Hall was paw-sitively o-fur-run with adorable, adoptable cats (and two guinea pigs) on Thursday. 😻 Seattle Animal Shelter’s annual Kitty Hall event is a chance for potential pet parents to adopt and learn about pet ownership - but don't worry if you missed it! Find your furry friend here.


Seattle Channel Receives 15 Emmy Nominations 🏆

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Please refrain from applause (although, truthfully, we wouldn't mind). 😍 We are honored and humbled to receive 15 Northwest Emmy nominations this year. 🥹 From business to arts, we’re proud to showcase the best of our city.


Seattle-area students travel to Historic Black Colleges

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A group of 31 high school students embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime trip, visiting 21 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across nine states. These students hail from various regional high schools, from Everett to Federal Way to Renton to Seattle.


City and Citizens: Seattleites and Their Rights

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How have national ideas of citizenship affected Seattle's changing populations throughout history? University of Washington Professor Emeritus John Findlay investigated this topic and ways our city pushed back on national laws and policies at University of Washington's 49th Annual History Lecture Series.