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Understanding diabetes beyond National Diabetes Awareness Month

“We’ve been trying to educate people and treat people for many years,” said Andrew Thurman, MD.

 

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Giving thanks while on stolen land in the Seattle area

Native American Heritage Day and Black Friday both fall on the day after Thanksgiving.

 

Scene from a past Trans Pride parade in Seattle. File photo courtesy of Gender Justice League

TDOR honors victims of anti-transgender violence

Last year was the deadliest year on record for transgender violence and deaths, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

 

The bay ghost shrimp, also known as Neotrypaea Californiensis. Courtesy of Dave Cowles.

Meet the ghost shrimp, a spooky little critter in Puget Sound

Halloween has come and gone, but within the waters of the Puget Sound exists a spooky and translucent critter — the ghost shrimp. Ghost shrimp… Continue reading

The bay ghost shrimp, also known as Neotrypaea Californiensis. Courtesy of Dave Cowles.
A homeless camp prior to crews cleaned it up in Mill Creek Canyon in Kent. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, City of Kent

Kent City Council unanimously passes public camping ban

The change allows for the immediate removal of encampments instead of providing a 48 hour notice.

A homeless camp prior to crews cleaned it up in Mill Creek Canyon in Kent. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, City of Kent
The pink ribbon is a symbol of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which people wear to honor survivors; remember those who passed away from the disease; and to support the progress of defeating breast cancer. Courtesy of Benefits.Gov.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Get to know your lemons

About 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.

The pink ribbon is a symbol of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which people wear to honor survivors; remember those who passed away from the disease; and to support the progress of defeating breast cancer. Courtesy of Benefits.Gov.
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Washington healthcare providers will begin offering COVID vaccine boosters

Washington is allocated 191,100 bivalent booster doses, which will be available this week.

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Temporary special deputy appointed to support improvements inside King County correctional facilities

Megan Pedersen will immediately fill the position, with a focus on addressing staffing shortages.

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Executive Dow Constantine. Courtesy of King County.

County executive announces coalition to tackle King County’s degrading state of behavioral health care

The policy proposals will be delivered to the King Couty Council next month.

Executive Dow Constantine. Courtesy of King County.
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DOH opens call center to answer questions about monkeypox virus

Washingtonians can now call 1-833-829-HELP for any questions relating to the monkeypox virus.

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Free vaccination events provide required back-to-school immunizations

In 2021, 13% fewer vaccinations were administered to King County children ages 4-5.

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State’s response to monkeypox led Seattle doctor to visit Canada for vaccine

As of Aug. 3, at least 166 people in Washington had tested positive for the monkeypox virus.

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Bellevue cheerleading coach accused of child molestation

Photographs taken during a cheer practice reportedly depicted the child molestation.

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Screenshot of Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) website. Visit www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/community-services-offices/pandemic-ebt-p-ebt

Third round of Pandemic EBT to arrive in late July for eligible families

The DSHS benefits program assists school-aged children facing food insecurity.

Screenshot of Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) website. Visit www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/community-services-offices/pandemic-ebt-p-ebt
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988 national suicide, crisis hotline to launch soon

The three-digit calling code goes live July 16.

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Federal government announces monkeypox vaccine distribution to WA

State has been allotted 398 courses of the 2-dose JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine.

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Reproductive rights protest at Cal Anderson Park on May 14, 2022. Hannah Saunders/Sound Publishing

The falling of Roe v. Wade: Through the eyes of a local abortion access hotline volunteer

The Northwest Abortion Access Fund (NWAAF) is already receiving calls from people in Texas and Louisiana.

Reproductive rights protest at Cal Anderson Park on May 14, 2022. Hannah Saunders/Sound Publishing
Dr. Faisal Khan. Courtesy of King County.

Dr. Faisal Khan appointed as next King County health director

Dennis Worsham will continue to serve as interim director until September 6.

Dr. Faisal Khan. Courtesy of King County.
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King County approves emergency grant after U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Washington is expecting an influx of people seeking abortions from out of state.

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A heatmap showing the inclusivity of each state, which is based on the total Business Climate Score. The green states are the most inclusive, while the red are least inclusive; yellow and orange fall in the middle. Courtesy of Out Leadership.

Washington ranks 13th in State LGBTQ+ Business Climate Index

Washington’s lowest score was 13 out of 20 points in the Work Environment and Employment section.

A heatmap showing the inclusivity of each state, which is based on the total Business Climate Score. The green states are the most inclusive, while the red are least inclusive; yellow and orange fall in the middle. Courtesy of Out Leadership.