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NEWS GLEAMS: Police Stops, New Shelters, the Emerald’s Authors, & Much More

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NEWS GLEAMS: Building Black Wealth, Seeking Community Heroes, & More!

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NEWS GLEAMS: More Affordable Housing, Help for Families with Young Children, and More!

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  • South Seattle Community Organizations Receive $1.5 Million to Address Equitable Birth and Kindergarten Readiness for Young Families
  • Low Income Housing Institute and New Hope Community Development Institute Purchase Central District Affordable Housing Complex
  • Top 10 King County Pet Names and How to Find a Lost Pet
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NEWS GLEAMS: Virtual Black Santa, Seahawks Commit $500K for Youth Achievement Center, & More!

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NEWS GLEAMS: New Fund for Black Homebuyers, Booster Vaccine Trial Seeks Volunteers, & More!

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NEWS GLEAMS: White Center Fire Recovery, SPL New Hours, & More!

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NEWS GLEAMS: Harrell Announces Transition Team, Free Vaccines for Children, & More!

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NEWS GLEAMS: SPS Students’ Extra Day Off, Sound Transit Seeks Community Input, & More

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NEWS GLEAMS: COVID-19 Vaccine for Children, County Eviction Protection, & More

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Jose Rodriguez holds his daughter, Kaeley, 7, one of the first children to receive a COVID-19 vaccination for children ages 5–11 at the UW Medicine North King County Vaccination Clinic in Shoreline. Photo courtesy of UW Medicine.

CDC Approves Lower-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5–11

On Nov. 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved emergency authorization for children ages 5–11 to receive a Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 in a two-shot series.

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) estimates there are 680,000 children in Washington eligible in that age group, and about 183,000 of them live in King County. State officials have said they expect about 30% of parents to seek the vaccines immediately and others to wait longer.

The University of Washington (UW) expected to begin vaccinations for children over the next few days and invited the public to phone 844-520-8700 to get on a call-back list to make an appointment. Harborview Medical Center is among the locations that will vaccinate children this week. 

Pharmacies and pediatrician’s offices and other clinics in the community were expected to begin administering the shots to children soon.

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NEWS GLEAMS: Election Checkup, Seattle Relief Fund, Black Future Co-op Seeks Community Input

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Register to vote today! Photo courtesy of King County Elections.

Election Checkup

Only six days left until Tuesday’s important Nov. 2 election!

Seattle’s Mayor, City Attorney, at-large City Council Pos. 9 seat, King County Executive, as well as other local city and county district races will be decided. The winners of those contests will chart the course of how the region tackles homelessness, policing, and housing affordability.

Did you get your ballot, or was it damaged in the mail? If you need help with your ballot  or other questions, call 206-296-VOTE (8683).

Are you registered to vote? It’s too late to register by mail and online, but you can still register and get a ballot through Election Day, Nov. 2, by visiting the King County Elections Center, 919 SW Grady Way in Renton, or a variety of voting centers in the county.

Who can register to vote in Washington? Simple, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States.
  • A legal resident of Washington State.
  • At least 18 years old by election day.
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order.
  • Not under Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington felony conviction.

Read more about who can vote.

This article is funded in part by a Voter Education Fund grant from King County Elections and the Seattle Foundation.

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