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Council Expands Access To Healthy Food For Food Stamp Enrollees

The Seattle City Council recently adopted a budget amendment to add funding to the Fresh Bucks program, which doubles the value of food stamp...

Kent Black Action Commission (KBAC) Announces The Launch Of Its “Education, Leadership And Advocacy Project”

The Kent Black Action Commission (KBAC) recently announced the launch of its Education, Leadership and Advocacy project. The project is designed to provide a...

Mayor Seeks Candidates For Seattle Human Rights Commission

      Seattle City Mayor Mike McGinn is seeking to fill current and future vacancies on the Seattle Human Rights Commission.  The Commission advises the...

Seattle City Council Seeks Commissioner Applications For The Seattle Immigrant And Refugee Commission

     Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell recently announced commissioner openings for the Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission (IRC).       Reflecting the diversity of Seattle’s immigrant...

Pioneer Human Services Appoints Anthony J. Wright As New COO

Pioneer Human Services announced that Anthony Wright has been promoted to the new Chief Operations Officer (COO) position. In Wright’s new role, he will...

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Podcast: Joey Thomas On The Will To Succeed

Rhythm & News interview with former Garfield High School football coach and NFL football player Joey Thomas about overcoming adversity and the will to succeed as an athlete and in life.

City Of Seattle Begins Administering Pfizer Vaccine To 12 – 15 Year-Olds

“Seattle’s road to recovery starts with vaccinations. We can’t safely come together again as a city and a community until the vast majority of us are vaccinated, and that includes our younger residents,” said Durkan. “The City is proud to immediately begin offering the Pfizer vaccine to youth throughout our region, and we’ll continue to come up with creative ways to bring the vaccine directly to our communities.”

The CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Go Without Masks

The CDC has updated its Covid-19 pandemic guidelines, now saying that people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 do not need to wear masks or socially distance indoors or outdoors. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers your questions on what the new CDC recommendations mean for Americans, and also discusses his new feature documentary, "Race for The Vaccine."

Family Of Black Doctors Has Social Media Buzzing

“Our dad, Dr. Herbert Oye, is a Nigerian immigrant. Upon moving to the United States, he attended medical school and has worked tirelessly to build his own Vascular Surgery practice,” the young physicians wrote in a statement on Facebook. “Dad has since opened a hospital back in Nigeria and splits his time between the United States and Nigeria. We are all currently in the medical field as a second-, third- and fourth-year medical student and a first year Internal Medicine Resident.”

Inslee Sets June 30 As Re-opening Date For The State Of Washington

According to Inslee, the full reopening of the state could happen prior to June 30 if 70% or more of Washingtonians over the age of 16 initiate vaccination. Washington has administered over six million doses of vaccine, and 56 percent of Washingtonians have initiated vaccination.