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Plus: King County’s annual homelessness count will not take place because of COVID-19.
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Plus: King County’s annual homelessness count will not take place because of COVID-19.

Happy Friday!

Well, this week certainly has felt like a long one. 

I won’t bore you with a long intro; instead, I’ll share this article courtesy of Seattle Times food critic Bethany Jean Clement on how to make movie theater popcorn

Consider some self-care this weekend, try out this recipe, and turn on a movie that brings you joy. And if you do, reply to this email and let me know how the recipe is or what you’re watching to make you happy.

Now on to the news...

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What Seattle is talking about

The annual count of people living outside in King County will not take place this year. Due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, counties were given permission to not conduct the count this year. This means officials won’t have a firm grasp on whether the increase in those staying outdoors is because of an uptick in people experiencing homelessness or because COVID-19 is discouraging people from staying in shelters. (The Seattle Times)

Got something to say about Seattle Police? Today’s your last chance. Proposed changes to how SPD uses force and manages crowds fall short in the eyes of activists because they do little to limit officers’ ability to use tools like tear gas and blast balls. Public comment closes today. (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)

ICYMI: Here’s the updated timeline of when you might be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The new state plan lays out the first phase, which will go through April and focus on those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 — including people over the age of 70, essential workers, and people with two or more co-morbidities or underlying conditions. You can check this website to see if you’re currently eligible for the vaccine. (Seattle Met)

Seattle lawyer and trans activist Dean Spade published the book “Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next)” examining the practice and its continued role in various movements over the years. Spade is an associate professor at Seattle University and contributed to the launch of a Mutual Aid 101 toolkit compiled by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and writer Mariame Kaba. (Crosscut

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Things to do

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Today

🔮 Join Seattle CityClub to learn what the state Legislature is up to in 2021 (Online)

❄️ Plan your next winter adventure with rangers from Mount Rainier National Park (Online)

Monday

🏔️ Meet the Mountaineers and get outside in the new year (Online)

Tuesday

💬 Explore the intersection of justice and wellness in a mutually respectful space (Virtual)

📚 Tune in to a virtual book event with Melinda Gates (Online)

✔️ Can the center hold? Get the latest on Congress' New Democrat Coalition from U.S. Rep Suzan DelBene (Seattle)

Wednesday

🗣️ Hear how purpose-driven business leaders can model MLK in their company cultures. (Online)

Thursday

🙏 Learn how to meditate, something we could all benefit from (Online)

✂️ Create a hand-crafted piece of art in this online embroidery class for beginners (Shoreline)

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One more thing …

If you’ve ever wondered if a floating home could be luxurious, then let this article on Seattle’s top floating home sales from last year put that question to rest. 

Have a nice chill weekend. You owe it to yourself.

See you next Tuesday. ✌️

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