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😷Gov. Inslee announced the state is on track to fully reopen by June 30. This comes after the CDC released new guidance for fully vaccinated people, which Inslee said the state would adopt immediately. Businesses, however, will still be able to require customers to wear masks. People will also still need to mask up in hospitals, schools, and on public transportation. (KNKX)
🎒It’s official, Seattle students are headed back to in-person classes this fall. The announcement came yesterday morning and cited the slowing of the pandemic. Additionally, the Pfizer vaccine becoming available for kids between the ages of 12-15 spurred the decision. The school district plans on opening 39 vaccine sites for students. (KUOW)
- Related: This South Seattle Emerald article gives a little more detail on the news that kids between the ages of 12-15 are now eligible to be vaccinated.
☂️The officer involved in the “pink umbrella” incident will not be disciplined. The moment was captured on camera last summer during protests outside the East Precinct and showed the police responding to an umbrella that broke their barrier with pepper spray and blast grenades. The Office of Police Accountability ruled the complaint against the officer who gave the order to use crowd control tactics should be sustained. Chief of Police Adrian Diaz stated he would reverse the decision. (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)
🙄Is Seattle “cheugy”? In more Gen Z nonsense — the term “cheugy” means “out of date or trying too hard” according to a New York Times article. Coming from a person right on the edge of being considered a Gen Z’er I find this new word unnecessary and pointless. If something is out of fashion or “not cool,” just say it — there’s no need to make up a new word. That said, this article asks the very (not) dire question of whether or not Seattle could be considered “cheugy,” let me know what you think by responding to this email. (The Seattle Times)
🥚Help these herons hatch. The first chicks of the season are hatching, and the volunteers with Heron Habitat Helpers are watching closely ensuring all goes according to plan. There are about 68 active nests in the trees above the Ballard Locks. If you’re interested in volunteering with HHH, you can contact the organization, no experience necessary. (My Ballard)