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Happy Friday!

The sun is out and I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling good. There are a few reasons for that. 

1) I had a great conversation with the folks at Blue Moon yesterday which you can catch here. Their GoFundMe can be found here.

2) You all are sharing some great recommendations for the U District guide we’re making. If you haven’t, fill out this Google Form to include your favorite businesses in the neighborhood. 

3) A podcast episode I’ve been working on the past couple of months was released yesterday! I chatted with several Asian musicians for KEXP’s Sound & Vision podcast about the uptick in anti-Asian hate and how they’re responding through their music. If you recognize some of the artists, it’s because we’ve featured two of them as “Local Music Lowdown” artists. You can find the episode on the KEXP website or wherever you get your podcasts. 

Alright, keep reading for the headlines.

5 things Seattle is talking about

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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)

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One more thing …

In more radio news, yours truly will be on KUOW’s Week in Review today at noon. The weekly show with host Bill Radke brings together local journalists to discuss the week’s biggest stories. You can tune in to the station, stream it online, or catch the conversation when it’s posted on their website. 

That’s all from us this week! We’ll be back on Tuesday.

— Grace at The Evergrey

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