Public Health

The Alaska Airline logo on the fins with the blue skies and clouds in the background.

SEA Airport Passenger Numbers Tumble 61% in 2020

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Like many industries in the past year, air travel has taken a huge hit and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) was no exception, seeing an...

Sunday Video: What Is Cancer Alley?

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https://youtu.be/XAFD-0aMkwE Vox explains how environmental racism through public policy and private actions can lead to environmental health catastrophes for people of color. Coronavirus is killing...

Seattle Extends Cafe Streets Program through October 2021

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After a long delay to start the program, the City of Seattle announced an even longer extension for restaurants and businesses to continue using...
Buses at Atlantic Base. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Metro Will Continue Fare-Free Transit through September, but Budget Reckoning Looms

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King County Metro riders will continue to enjoy fare-free rides through September. The agency continues to plan changes to buses that would allow fare...

Sunday Video: A City Built on Water Is Running Out of It

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OjUtqv7LDg&t=5s Bloomberg Green explains how Mexico City is running out of water despite historically having been built on a lake. How can Mexico City solve...

New Seattle Law Opens Door to Childcare within a 15-Minute Walk of Every Home

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A land-use ordinance passed by Seattle City Council marks a first step in increasing access to childcare across the city. Councilmember Dan Strauss (District...

Ideas in Open Streets: Seattle, WA (Finally)

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Following several months of discussion, the City of Seattle has received the first applications for opening street space to dining. Since the Seattle Department...
Mayor Durkan flanked by the American flag and Washington state flag.

Durkan Vetoes $86 Million in Covid Relief Citing Fiscal Restraint

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After Mayor Jenny Durkan vetoed a Covid relief package saying it depleted the City's rainy day fund, Budget Chair Teresa Mosqueda fired back that...