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As racial disparities persist, Swedish launches Black Birth Empowerment Initiative

Giving birth can be a magical experience, but for Black women, it can also trigger fear. A new initiative at Swedish Hospital is hoping to address healthcare disparities for Black mothers....

WSDOT plans to widen I-5 through Seattle to hopefully improve congestion downtown

A professor with UW's Transportation Center said the extra lane will turn an "awful really gross terrible commute into just a really lousy commute." SEATTLE — The Washington State Department of...

As vaccinations rise, Seattle experts emphasize importance of COVID-19 testing

Remember COVID-19 testing? It's still important! Most of our testing sites now use the shorter swabs that look like Q-tips. These have been proven to be just as accurate, making testing...

How to manage back-to-school anxiety for students returning to classrooms

Kids in western Washington are returning to classrooms, some for the first time in over a year. Here's what to know if your child has back-to-school jitters. SEATTLE — Students across...

King County Metro unveils buses with Black Lives Matter artwork

Artwork centered around the Black Lives Matter movement, designed by Metro employees, is now displayed on hundreds of buses across the county. SEATTLE — King County Metro buses have a new...

When will life return to normal? UW expert says it will take time

Signs of pre-pandemic life are returning, but the changes will be gradual, UW professor Dr. Pottinger believes. SEATTLE — The roadmap to pre-pandemic normalcy is taking shape. But one Seattle expert...

Gen Z will have to save for 18 years to afford a Seattle home, study says

A recent study found Gen Z'ers will have to save for 18 years to afford a 20% down payment on a Seattle home. Millennials will spend nearly eight years saving. SEATTLE...

Spike in hate crimes prompts call for special investigative unit in King County

The rise in hate crimes is rocking King County. In 2018, there were 30 cases filed, 59 in 2020. There have been 10 cases so far this year. A King County...

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