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In Harlem, the choirs rejoice again

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NEW YORK — At Bethel Gospel Assembly, a Pentecostal church in Harlem, Sundays once typically began with handshakes, hugs and kisses. The pastor welcomed parishioners from the pulpit to the 2,000-seat sanctuary — his greeting simultaneously relayed in French, Spanish and Italian by translators to the mostly European tourists crowded into the church’s balcony to […]

Coronavirus daily news updates, May 15: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world

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We’re updating this page with the latest news about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the Seattle area, the Pacific Northwest and the world, including stats about the spread of the coronavirus in Washington state.

Bar’s liquor license suspended after dozens of complaints

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The board said this week that it issued an immediate, emergency suspension of An American Tavern’s license because of repeated, willful non-compliance and disregard for public health and safety, The News Tribune reported.

Hugs are coming back. Not everyone is thrilled.

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For many, the return of hugs has been a welcome step toward the return of normalcy. But for some, hugs induce stress more than they relieve it.

Rant and Rave: Reader appreciates neighbor’s kind actions

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RAVE to our kind neighbor, a grandma who has missed her international grandchildren in this pandemic, for the selection of small toys and decorations she arranges amid the plants in her parking strip along the sidewalk. The little figurines, small toy animals and vehicles are a magnet for our 2-year-old grandson and his peers as they […]

Coffee without beans? Seattle startup brews a new cup of joe

15.May
Now that consumers have accepted meatless meat, eggless eggs, and milkless milk, Seattle-based Atomo aims to popularize coffeeless coffee. Atomo's coffeeless coffee is made from upcycled items such as sunflower seed husks and watermelon seeds.

Tacoma Public Library opts to permanently end fines for overdue items

14.May
Tacoma Public Library will permanently end its practice of assessing fines for late returns. The library system will also waive existing fines, in an effort to encourage patrons to "start fresh."

Idaho man killed by falling ice in Alaska national park

14.May
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A climber was killed and another was seriously injured when they were hit by a falling block of glacier ice in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve, an official said Friday. The two were hit by the hanging serac after it dislodged from a peak off the West Fork of the […]

Optimism, uncertainty at Seattle-area businesses as reopening plans take shape

14.May
Many businesses had questions about the timing and specific details of the reopening plan, which will be partly contingent on vaccination rates. Here are some of the many challenges that businesses will face.

Seattleites are biking more amid COVID-19 pandemic, and ‘battle for road supremacy’ continues

14.May
More Seattleites are biking than ever before, but that doesn't mean longstanding tensions between cyclists and drivers are any better.

Coronavirus daily news updates, May 14: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world

14.May
We’re updating this page with the latest news about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the Seattle area, the Pacific Northwest and the world, including stats about the spread of the coronavirus in Washington state.

Where to find diverse mental health resources in Seattle

14.May
Mental health resources for people of color have been getting more exposure during the pandemic. But in 2021, the question still begs — where can communities of color find support in Seattle?

Rant and Rave: Reader would rather mute fake crowd noise during Mariners games

14.May
RANT to sports channels that include very loud, fake noise in their broadcast of Mariners games. You probably think it makes the game more exciting. Viewers can see that the under 9,000 fans in the stadium are sitting quietly, yet we can hardly hear what you are saying since the background noise is so loud. Do you really […]

How a Seattle line cook found community during COVID-19 by creating a restaurant industry cookbook

14.May
When Sarah Monson got laid off at the beginning of the pandemic, she went home and kept on cooking. Then she got the idea to collect her colleagues’ COVID-times creations. The second volume is on the way — and here’s her awesome Rainier-braised pork shoulder recipe, too.
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