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caption: Smoke from an approaching wildfire looms over a home near Twisp, Wash., Aug. 19, 2015.
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Smoke from an approaching wildfire looms over a home near Twisp, Wash., Aug. 19, 2015.
Credit: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Your quarantine could always be worse

Point Roberts is entirely cut off from the rest of America right now. Wildfires are burning across the West. The city works to decrease traffic fatalities, and we catch up with a virologist for an update on the virus.

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow.org/record.

Point Roberts is trapped over the border

Not being able to go to Canada right now is a downer – Vancouver is so beautiful in the summer. However, for some Washingtonians the inability to go to Canada is keeping them from leaving their neighborhoods. Satpal Singh Sidhu is the Whatcom County Executive; he spoke with Marcie about Point Roberts, which is cut off from the rest of the country by our neighbor to the north.

Eilis O'Neill on wildfires

Wildfires have wreathed California and parts of Oregon in flames – the smoke from that could be coming our way. KUOW’s Eilis O Neill spoke with Marcie Sillman about how smoke may not always stay where there’s fire.

Vision Zero/Safe Streets Seattle

At the start of the pandemic: traffic was down, speeding was up. Those are figures Allison Schwartz watches carefully; she’s the coordinator of the city’s Vison Zero project, which seeks to wipe out traffic fatalities in Seattle.

COVID update with Angie Rasmussen

The virus is changing faster than our ability to keep up with it. But Columbia University virologist Angie Rasmussen joins The Record again to help make sense of the latest news.