Public Health

Sunday Video: How America’s Hottest City Is Trying to Cool Down

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https://youtu.be/ZQ6fSHr5TJg Vox looks at Phoenix, a very hot city, to see the challenges it faces in cooling it down from extreme heat. The city wants...
Three bike-wielding cops form a barricade around a sweep with a large contingent of officers behind

Seattle Police Officers Guild Still Resisting Vaccine Mandate, 32% Haven’t Submitted Proof of Vaccination

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Every major public sector union has cut a deal with the City of Seattle to implement the Mayor's Covid vaccine mandate, but the Seattle...
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Council Renames Single-Family Zoning, Decriminalizes Magic Mushrooms, and Clears Way for Storm Practice Facility...

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The Seattle City Council took the first step toward reforming single-family zoning on Monday by renaming it "Neighborhood Residential" in a unanimous vote. In...

Sunday Video: The Wrong Way to Set Speed Limits

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https://youtu.be/bglWCuCMSWc Not Just Bikes explains how most speed limits are set on North American streets and road using the 85th Percentile technique as well as...

Sunday Video: What’s The Impact of Noise on Us?

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https://youtu.be/qryWWGP0kKs Vox takes a deep dive into noise and its effects on humans. As the video shows, much of the noise people experience in their...

Will Sizzling Heat Finally Spur Seattle to Act on Tree Canopy Protections?

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Urban Forestry Commission Chair Weston Brinkley weighs in on why Seattle needs to act and what can be done to better protect the city's...

In Order to Achieve Tree Equity, the U.S. Must Plant 522 Million Trees in...

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Recent data published by the nonprofit American Forests shows stark racial and economic inequity in tree canopy coverage. How did the Evergreen State compare...

Why the Port of Seattle Is Needlessly Flooding Belltown with Exhaust Fumes

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In February of 2020, with the coronavirus impacting the cruise industry in Asia, there was a brief moment when it looked like the Seattle...