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  • Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: 'Scattered Canary' flies off with our money

    While we had our eye on the pandemic, an international fraud ring stole hundreds of millions of dollars in fake unemployment claims. Now, the state is trying to sort out the mess and out-of-work Washingtonians are caught in the middle.

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    Seattle Now: What IS contact tracing?

    You’ve probably been hearing the words “contact tracing” a lot lately -- it's supposed to be the key to keeping Covid-19 under control. But what is it exactly?

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    Seattle Now: Why your BBQ might look a little different today

    We’re doing Memorial Day differently this year, no surprise. And if you’re barbecuing today, you might need to be flexible about what’s going on the grill thanks to the pandemic's impact on Washington's beef producers.

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    Seattle Now: 'What IS Seafair?'

    Another week, another shot at making sense of what life is like now with Bill Radke, host of KUOW's The Record and John Moe, host of The Hilarious World of Depression podcast.

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    Seattle Now: Vashon takes on Covid

    So far in the pandemic, cities have been hit first and hardest. But rural areas are bracing for their own battles, and one island community has come up with a game plan to head off the virus.

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    Seattle Now: Some salons ask 'what's the rush?'

    You might be itching for a professional cut and color as soon as salons open back up. But some hairdressers are wondering how reopening is going to work, and whether it's worth the risk.

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    Seattle Now: Out here gettin' loose

    Another week, another shot at making sense of what life is like now with the hosts of KUOW's 'Are We Going to Be Okay?'Jeannie Yandel and Zaki Hamid.

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    Seattle Now: Your table is almost ready

    If everything goes according to plan, you could be sitting down for dinner in a restaurant in just over two weeks. But dining out is going to look a lot different than it did before the pandemic.