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Resources Available for Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19

WHRC’s Homeownership Hotline helps homebuyers and homeowners connect to programs and resources related to buying a home, keeping the home safe and accessible, and preventing foreclosure.

City Of Seattle Extends Free Street Use Permits for Businesses Through October 31

These free permits allow small businesses to expand their operations outside to help ease the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic while remaining in compliance with local and statewide public health guidance and requirements. This extension impacts free sidewalk café and curb space permits as well as free street closure permits.

City Of Burien Announces Funding For COVID-19 Child Care Support

Burien is allocating $300,000 from federal CARES Act funding to child care providers to pay for financial assistance to families who need child care.

King County Opens New COVID-19 Testing Sites In Tukwila And Federal Way

King County will open two new free COVID-19 Testing in Tukwila and Federal Way as they continue to expand testing to help close gaps in South King County.

City Of Seattle Enrolls Thousands In Utility Discount Program

As of the end of August, the City of Seattle had enrolled 11,825 new households into the Utility Discount Program (UDP) in 2020, including 8,173 through the fast-track application process launched in March to more quickly support customers financially impacted by COVID-19.

City Of Seattle Expands Emergency Grocery Vouchers To An Additional 3,500 Households

The City of Seattle will begin providing emergency grocery vouchers to these additional 3,500 households, bringing the total number of households served to 13,580. All enrolled households receive $400 a month for the first three months and then $180 for the next four months.

Seattle King County NAACP To Host Voter Registration Drive Sept. 22

The Seattle King County NAACP will be taking part in National Voter Registration Day by hosting a voter registration community afternoon at the Rainier Beach Safeway.

Seattle Metro Chamber Opens New Round Of Grants For King County Small Businesses

Businesses with 20 or fewer full-time employees can apply for awards of $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000 through the program, called the Federal CARES Act Small Business Emergency Grant Program. The Chamber estimates that it will be able to make grants to 60-115 businesses/organizations within King County.

Metro Seeks Feedback On Future Bus And Link Light Rail Integration

King County Metro is seeking a final round of public feedback on concepts for updating bus service to integrate with three new Sound Transit Link Light rail stations in 2021. These concepts were developed with the help of a community-based Mobility Board and were informed by broader public feedback on service needs and priorities.

Enrollment Still Available For Seattle Public Schools

Enrollment in Seattle Public Schools is still available for the 2020-21 school year.

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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.