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Diana Opong

Announcer & Producer

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    Gathering to grieve again

    It’s summertime, the restrictions are lifted and people are ready to travel and see each other. Some friends and families are also taking care of some unfinished business, remembering loved ones lost during the months we couldn’t be together.

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    The disabled community was way ahead on the WFH thing

    It took a pandemic, but America finally did what people with disabilities had been asking for for years and shifted to remote work. Now as we’re trying to figure out how remote we’re going to stay, we’ll hear what working remotely has meant for two Seattlelites with disabilities.

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    How kids are sizing up this summer

    We’ve been talking a lot about how adults have managed over the past year. Today, we’re hearing what kids are hoping to do now that a slightly less pandemic-y summer is around the corner.

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    A first test for WA's new use of force standard

    A year before George Floyd was murdered, an Auburn man named Jesse Sarey was killed when a public disturbance call escalated into a fatal police shooting. This fall, the officer who fired the shots will face trial. Seattle Times reporter Sara Jean Green explains the case. Have something to add to this story? Get in touch! Leave us a message at 206-616-6746 or write seattlenow@kuow.org.

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    Mask on? Mask off?

    Even with the CDC's blessing to go maskless if you're vaccinated, it seems most people around Seattle are sticking with it for now. Why is that? We talk dropping the mask mandate with Dr. Janet Baseman of the UW School of Public Health.

  • caption: Cleo, a first-grade student at Villa Academy, learns about vowels in teacher Kate Ford's classroom on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Seattle.
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    But what if I want to stay in quarantine?

    After a year adjusting to socially distanced life, some of us are not exactly thrilled about the idea of reopening. But thanks to vaccines, the return to the office and summer travel plans aren't far off. We get advice for confronting your re-entry anxiety from Dr. Ronnie Cunningham.

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    Pro tips on helping kids readjust to school

    Seattle elementary students got a taste of “new normal” yesterday. They’re back in the classroom for the first time in over a year. We talk with child psychologist Dr. Lauren Silvers about how parents can help support the transition back to in-person school.