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How to manage the holiday season with alcoholism and addiction
“It’s part of our culture to have an alcoholic drink around the holidays,” said Dr. Richard Geary III.
New partnership conducts research on state’s Canada lynx population
Washington lists the animal as endangered.
Understanding diabetes beyond National Diabetes Awareness Month
“We’ve been trying to educate people and treat people for many years,” said Andrew Thurman, MD.
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.
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
Kent City Council unanimously passes public camping ban
The change allows for the immediate removal of encampments instead of providing a 48 hour notice.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Get to know your lemons
About 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.
Washington healthcare providers will begin offering COVID vaccine boosters
Washington is allocated 191,100 bivalent booster doses, which will be available this week.
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.
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.
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.
Free vaccination events provide required back-to-school immunizations
In 2021, 13% fewer vaccinations were administered to King County children ages 4-5.
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.
Bellevue cheerleading coach accused of child molestation
Photographs taken during a cheer practice reportedly depicted the child molestation.
Third round of Pandemic EBT to arrive in late July for eligible families
The DSHS benefits program assists school-aged children facing food insecurity.
988 national suicide, crisis hotline to launch soon
The three-digit calling code goes live July 16.
Federal government announces monkeypox vaccine distribution to WA
State has been allotted 398 courses of the 2-dose JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine.
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.
Dr. Faisal Khan appointed as next King County health director
Dennis Worsham will continue to serve as interim director until September 6.
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.