Public Health

Building the Compassionate City

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We shape our cities, and afterwards our cities shape us, to paraphrase Winston Churchill. In this, he eloquently drew a line between the built...

Protected Bike Lanes Guard Cyclists from Pollution

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As a relatively new cyclist and resident of South Seattle, the recent The Urbanist piece about the downgrading of protected bike lanes frustrated me. The...

Council Ponders Unreinforced Masonry Buildings and Rezones Madrona Site

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On Monday, the Seattle City Council received a policy briefing on recommendations to improve the safety of unreinforced masonry structures. The council also approved...

Union Gospel Mission Reassures YROC Community As It Pulls Funding

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Community pressure has saved the Youth Reach Out Center (YROC) in Othello from a cloud of uncertainity. On Tuesday, youth ministers at Othello's Youth...

5,485: One Night Unsheltered Count Reaches New High

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The results of the annual One Night Count, which was conduced on January 27th, have finally been released and they show homelessness at an...

Governor Inslee Uses Veto To Encourage Urban Siting Of Schools

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Governer Jay Inslee (D-Washington) has taken a stand on siting schools in rural areas. Two weeks ago the Governor issued a partial veto--a power he's...

You Can Now Map Food Safety Of Local Restaurants In King County

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Public Health—Seattle and King County (PH-SKC) has released a new online tool that helps consumers understand the food safety practices of local restaurants--before even stepping...

Field of Dreams: A Missed Opportunity To Change Course On Homeless Sweeps

As I write this, city officials are conducting a sweep of The Field of Dreams, a homeless encampment next to an I-90 overpass in...