Here Are Some Fun Places to Get the Vaccine

A beach. A ski resort. Dracula’s house. Some Covid-19 vaccine sites are more interesting than others.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #baseball, #beaches, #castello-di-rivoli-museum-of-contemporary-art, #colorado, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #hockey-ice, #miami-beach-fla, #museums, #new-york-city, #palaces-and-castles, #philadelphia-flyers, #salisbury-cathedral-salisbury-england, #seattle-wash, #seattle-mariners, #seattle-sounders, #st-paul-saints, #transylvania-romania, #turin-italy, #vaccination-and-immunization, #westminster-abbey-london

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Who Gets Bill and Melinda Gates’ Family Mansion?

Melinda Gates, at least, has been open about her desire to live in a smaller house.

#gates-bill, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #gates-melinda, #microsoft-corp, #seattle-wash

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Canlis Hires Its First Female Executive Chef

Aisha Ibrahim will lead the kitchen of the celebrated 70-year-old restaurant in Seattle.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #canlis-restaurant-seattle-wa, #chefs, #ibrahim-aisha, #restaurants, #seattle-wash, #women-and-girls

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SpaceX Rocket Debris Seen Over Seattle and Portland, Astronomers Say

Astronomers said the objects were debris from a SpaceX rocket. Not everyone got the memo.

#pacific-northwestern-states-us, #seattle-wash, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

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The Time Dad Locked Down Elgin Baylor

Elgin Baylor’s N.B.A. legacy will loom large in basketball history. But the time our columnist’s father managed to defend Baylor for a half became a cherished part of family lore.

#amateur-athletic-union, #basketball, #baylor-elgin, #content-type-personal-profile, #national-basketball-assn, #seattle-wash, #seattle-university, #university-of-idaho

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First Covid, Then Psychosis: ‘The Most Terrifying Thing I’ve Ever Experienced’

Like a small number of Covid survivors with no previous mental illness, Ivan Agerton developed psychotic symptoms weeks after his coronavirus infection.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #paranoia, #seattle-wash, #your-feed-science

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What $2.8 Million Buys You in California, Connecticut and Washington

A John Lautner-designed showplace in the Hollywood Hills, a waterfront home in Darien and a contemporary house overlooking Puget Sound in Seattle.

#darien-conn, #los-angeles-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #seattle-wash

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Seattle’s Virus Success Shows What Could Have Been

The Seattle area once had more coronavirus deaths than anywhere else in the United States. A year later, the region’s deaths per capita are lower than any other large metropolitan area.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #king-county-wash, #seattle-wash, #washington-state

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MacKenzie Scott, a Philanthropist and Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos, Remarries

Her new husband, Dan Jewett, is a high school science teacher. He has pledged to work with her in giving away much of her billions.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #content-type-personal-profile, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #gifts, #giving-pledge-the, #high-net-worth-individuals, #marriages, #philanthropy, #scott-mackenzie, #seattle-wash

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Companies Put Return-to-Work Plans in Motion

Many employers are not making a decision until many workers are vaccinated. And some are making plans for “hybrid” work arrangements.

#avison-young-inc, #bank-of-america-corporation, #boston-mass, #charlotte-nc, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duke-energy-corporation, #fifth-third-bank, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rapid7-inc, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-calif, #seasons-and-months, #seattle-wash, #telecommuting, #texas, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Woman, 90, Walked Six Miles in the Snow for a Vaccine

Frances Goldman had struggled for weeks to book a coronavirus vaccination in Seattle. So when she got a Sunday appointment, she didn’t intend to miss it — even if it meant braving the elements alone.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #goldman-frances-h-1930, #seattle-wash, #shortages, #snow-and-snowstorms, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-state

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A Fight to Save a Corporate Campus Intertwined With Nature

The Weyerhaeuser site near Seattle, praised for its balance of building and landscape, is at the center of a battle between conservationists and a developer.

#architecture, #federal-way-wash, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #industrial-realty-group-llc, #real-estate-commercial, #restoration-and-renovation, #seattle-wash, #weyerhaeuser-company

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National Book Foundation Names Ruth Dickey as Executive Director

Ruth Dickey, the executive director of Seattle Arts & Lectures, is succeeding Lisa Lucas, who left the organization to become the publisher of Pantheon and Schocken.

#books-and-literature, #lucas-lisa, #national-book-awards, #national-book-foundation, #nonprofit-organizations, #poetry-and-poets, #seattle-wash

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Hours After Biden Inauguration, Federal Agents Use Tear Gas in Portland

Protesters who spent months in the streets over racial injustice and inequality said they don’t expect immediate change from President Biden, who they declared “will not save us.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #police, #portland-ore, #seattle-wash

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Weddings: A Data-Driven Courtship

Nicole Woon and Jeffrey Chheng had a first date at a Seattle gelato parlor, their second at a sushi restaurant. Since then, a spreadsheet documents their relationship, meal by meal.

#seattle-wash, #weddings-and-engagements

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The Daily: Delilah, One of the Most Popular Woman on American Radio

With snippets of love, loss and struggle soothed by music, she has become one of American radio’s most popular — and trusted — voices. We decided to give her a call.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dating-and-relationships, #delilah, #radio, #seattle-wash

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Escape From the City: 9 Winter Outings That Fight Cabin Fever

Snow biking near Seattle, winter bird-watching near New York and seven other cold-weather activities near large U.S. cities.

#arizona, #boston-mass, #chesapeake-bay, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cross-country-skiing, #hikes-and-hiking, #los-angeles-calif, #north-carolina, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #seattle-wash, #sedona-ariz, #skiing, #snowshoes, #tampa-fla, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

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Nobody Is Going to Conventions. Convention Centers Are Growing Anyway.

The pandemic is intensifying the competition among cities, which are rushing to build bigger, more alluring event spaces.

#american-dental-assn, #conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #government-bonds, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #indianapolis-ind, #milwaukee-wis, #seattle-wash, #travel-and-vacations

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On Running While Black, With More Hope Than Before

As Black Lives Matter signs popped up in recent months, our columnist grew less wary of running in predominantly white neighborhoods. But is that optimism premature?

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-girls-run, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #brunswick-ga, #floyd-george-d-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #presidential-election-of-2020, #running, #seattle-wash, #whites

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Hiker Rescued From Mount Rainier Makes ‘Miraculous’ Recovery

When Michael Knapinski arrived at a Seattle hospital, his heart stopped for 45 minutes and he was put on life support. Two days later, he was walking.

#emergency-medical-treatment, #hikes-and-hiking, #hospitals, #life-sustaining-support-systems-withdrawal-of, #medical-devices, #mount-rainier-wash, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #nursing-and-nurses, #seattle-wash, #ventilators-medical

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Old Dogs, New Research and the Secrets of Aging

The ways that dogs grow and age may provide potentially useful similarities with people.

#animal-behavior, #budapest-hungary, #dogs, #eotvos-lorand-university, #genetics-and-heredity, #homer, #poetry-and-poets, #seattle-wash, #university-of-vienna, #university-of-washington, #your-feed-science

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How to Staycation in 6 American Cities

With business travel all but stopped, city hotels and tourist organizations have made a full-court press to attract local and nearby leisure travelers with bottom-barrel rates and extra perks.

#chicago-ill, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #new-york-city, #phoenix-ariz, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seattle-wash, #travel-and-vacations

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The Field: The Specter of Political Violence

The election anxieties of Americans across the political spectrum are visible in an alarming place: gun sales figures.

#firearms, #gun-control, #north-carolina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #seattle-wash, #washington-state

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New York Sues Trump Over ‘Anarchist’ Label

New York City, Seattle and Portland, Ore., all so-called “anarchist jurisdictions,” are trying to stop the Trump administration from withholding federal funds.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #federal-state-relations-us, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020, #seattle-wash, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j

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The News Cycle Is Crushing Seattle’s Vibrant Restaurant Scene

Among the first in the country to go into Covid-19 lockdown, the city has also experienced the effects of protests and wildfires. It has been vertiginous for a dining community shaped by prosperity.

#amazon-com-inc, #bars-and-nightclubs, #boeing-company, #canlis-restaurant-seattle-wa, #dillon-matt, #douglas-tom-chef, #inslee-jay, #jordan-edouardo, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #salare-seattle-wash-restaurant, #seattle-wash, #shutdowns-institutional, #stowell-ethan

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‘Everything Is Closed Down.’ The Lack of Youth Sports Is a Crisis.

Despite a glut of sports on TV, the lack of youth leagues and teams in the pandemic could cost us for years to come.

#aspen-institute, #athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interscholastic-athletics, #luker-rich, #seattle-wash, #watts-los-angeles-calif

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Seattle Passes Minimum Pay Rate for Uber and Lyft Drivers

The city became the second in the nation to create a compensation standard for ride-hailing drivers, after New York.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #lyft-inc, #minimum-wage, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #seattle-wash, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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Live Breonna Taylor News Tracker: Suspect Charged in Shooting of 2 Officers

Angry protesters took to the streets across the country after a Kentucky grand jury did not charge any officers with killing Ms. Taylor in her apartment.

#attacks-on-police, #black-lives-matter-movement, #cameron-daniel-j-1985, #cosgrove-myles-louisville-ky-police-officer, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hankison-brett-louisville-ky-police-officer, #louisville-ky, #mattingly-jon-louisville-ky-police-officer, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #seattle-wash, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #trump-donald-j, #walker-kenneth-march-13-2020-shooting

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Breonna Taylor, Louisville Live Video Updates: 2 Officers Shot in Protests

Angry protesters took to the streets across the country after a Kentucky grand jury did not charge any officers with killing Ms. Taylor in her apartment.

#attacks-on-police, #black-lives-matter-movement, #cameron-daniel-j-1985, #cosgrove-myles-louisville-ky-police-officer, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hankison-brett-louisville-ky-police-officer, #louisville-ky, #mattingly-jon-louisville-ky-police-officer, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #seattle-wash, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #trump-donald-j, #walker-kenneth-march-13-2020-shooting

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What We Know About the Death of Michael Forest Reinoehl, the Portland Shooting Suspect

The suspect, Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was killed by law enforcement agents just five days after the deadly shooting of a right-wing protester.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #danielson-aaron-j-d-2020, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #portland-ore, #reinoehl-michael-forest-d-2020, #rittenhouse-kyle, #seattle-wash, #washington-state

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Trump Moves to Cut Federal Funding From Democratic Cities

The president directed officials to identify “anarchist jurisdictions” and move to withhold funds as he tries to build his campaign around the unrest that has accompanied racial justice protests.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #federal-aid-us, #federal-budget-us, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #seattle-wash, #trump-donald-j, #urban-areas, #washington-dc

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What Do We Do About a Neighbor Who Breaks Distancing Rules?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how to respond when your neighbor keeps having large gatherings during the pandemic — and more.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #masks, #quarantines, #seattle-wash

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Seattle Police Chief to Resign as Council Pursues Ambitious Plan to Cut Budget

Carmen Best announced her retirement on Monday night, hours after the City Council approved cuts to the police budget.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #budgets-and-budgeting, #carmen-best, #city-councils, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-reform, #seattle-wash

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Taking Protest to the Streets, and the Mayor’s Front Door

City leaders and public health officials are now seeing protests outside their own homes, with some protesters wielding bullhorns, spray paint, and even eggs and paintballs.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #durkan-jenny-a, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #privacy, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #schaaf-libby-1965, #seattle-wash, #vandalism

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Abolish the Police? Those Who Survived the Chaos in Seattle Aren’t So Sure

What is it like when a city abandons a neighborhood and the police vanish? Business owners describe a harrowing experience of calling for help and being left all alone.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #durkan-jenny-a, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-reform, #seattle-wash, #small-business

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Police Identify Suspect in Seattle Killing During June Protests

The police have charged an 18-year-old with first-degree murder. He remains at large.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #firearms, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #seattle-wash

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Turmoil After a Museum Deletes ‘Black Lives Matter’ From Postings

The director of the Seattle Children’s Museum faced a strike and an internal inquiry after she edited staff postings, citing fund-raising and other concerns.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #museums, #seattle-wash, #seattle-childrens-museum, #social-media, #stapleton-keith-christi

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The New College Drop-Off

A bittersweet family tradition has become an exercise in risk assessment, logistics and trying to understand ever-changing rules.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #chapel-hill-nc, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #families-and-family-life, #ithaca-ny, #louisiana, #new-york-city, #parenting, #seattle-wash, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-warnings

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Cities in Bind as Turmoil Spreads Far Beyond Portland

Galvanized in part by the deployment of federal agents in Portland, Ore., protesters have returned to the streets in Oakland, Seattle and elsewhere.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-state-relations-us, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #portland-ore, #seattle-wash

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Seattle Protests: Fires and Tear Gas as Thousands March Through City

Thousands of demonstrators marched through Seattle, smashing windows and setting fires at the site of a future youth detention center. At least 16 were arrested.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #seattle-wash

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Breanna Stewart Is Ready for Her Old Normal: Winning Championships

The Seattle Storm forward will play in her first W.N.B.A. game in almost two years since rupturing her Achilles’ tendon. She returns in a season like no other.

#basketball, #black-lives-matter-movement, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delle-donne-elena, #ionescu-sabrina-1997, #new-york-liberty, #seattle-wash, #seattle-storm, #stewart-breanna-1994, #womens-national-basketball-assn

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Feds Sending Tactical Team to Seattle, Expanding Presence Beyond Portland

After outrage over the presence of federal agents in Portland, Ore., the Trump administration is sending a team to Seattle. Officials say they will be on standby.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #portland-ore, #seattle-wash

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Driver Charged With Vehicular Homicide in Death of Seattle Protester

The driver, Dawit Kelete, 27, struck two protesters with his car early Saturday, one of whom later died, prosecutors said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #love-diaz, #seattle-wash, #taylor-summer-d-2020, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #washington-state

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Drivers Are Hitting Protesters as Memes of Car Attacks Spread

In recent days, one person was killed in Seattle and two people were injured in Bloomington, Ind. Dozens of similar incidents have occurred across the United States.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #bloomington-ind, #fields-james-alex-jr-1997, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #heyer-heather-d-1985-2017, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #seattle-wash, #taylor-summer-d-2020

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Seattle Protester, Summer Taylor, Dies After Being Struck by Car

Summer Taylor, 24, died Saturday night, a hospital spokeswoman said, and a second protester was in serious condition. The driver was in custody, the authorities said.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #diaz-love, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #seattle-wash, #summer-taylor

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‘Can We Please Talk About Black Lives Matter for One Second?’

Should a Black protest movement be used to advance other progressive priorities?

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #seattle-wash

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What’s an Autonomous Zone?

Autonomous zones, protest camps and intentional communities alike thrive on hard work and consensus — and can become disastrous rapidly.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #communes, #defense-and-military-forces, #democratic-federation-of-rojava-north-syria, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #occupy-wall-street, #seattle-wash

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Police Clear Seattle’s Protest ‘Autonomous Zone’

The so-called Capitol Hill Organized Protest area was taken over by protesters after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It was the site of at least four shootings last month.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #seattle-wash

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Body of One of Three Hikers Missing on Mount Rainier Is Found

Inclement weather has hampered the search for the hikers, who officials said were climbing in different locations.

#hikes-and-hiking, #indonesia, #mount-rainier-wash, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #seattle-wash

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Many Students Will Be in Classrooms Only Part of the Week This Fall

Some American school districts have announced hybrid schedules that include a mix of online and in-person learning, presenting a difficult challenge for working parents.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #ector-county-tex, #education-k-12, #fairfax-county-va, #marietta-ga, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-york-city, #parenting, #seattle-wash, #teachers-and-school-employees

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