Step up your masks sport y’all JK
How sick are we? I simply checked the county’s most up-to-date COVID numbers (you can do it, too, it is truly an excellent dashboard IMO) and that is how we’re wanting: The county reported practically 5,700 new instances, 55 new hospitalizations, and eight new deaths since Jan. 5.
How we gonna pay? 1000’s of tenants within the Seattle space need assistance chipping away at their rental debt, however The Seattle Times reported that King County Officers stated they could run out of funds with renters nonetheless ready for the federal government’s assist. It’s not nice, particularly with the potential finish of Seattle’s eviction moratorium looming.
COVID-19 fast-tracks jail abolition: Yesterday, Olympia Police Division interim chief Wealthy Allen suspended all operations at Olympia’s municipal jail for 10 days due continued unfold of COVID-19 amongst workers and inmates. Fairly cool, now do the ICE detention middle.
Material? On this economic system? The masks messaging has been complicated, however proper now it appears the consensus is ditch material masks and step up your sport. Here is a useful little visible!
With infections surging because of the Omicron variant, physicians at the moment are urging individuals to ditch material face masks and as an alternative advocate pairing material masks with surgical fashions or transferring on to stronger respirator masks https://t.co/Fy02Rbyz1z pic.twitter.com/vQNi8J8ftH
— WSJ Well being (@WSJhealth) January 6, 2022
My physique, my selection: So, the anti-mandate crew — you recognize, those who applicable the language of abortion rights activists — yeah, these ones. Their libertarian hissy suits are headed to the Supreme Court docket! The New York Times reviews that the Supreme Court docket will hear challenges to the president’s vaccine mandates.
Keep in mind when like 20 anti-mandate individuals from SFD and SPD left their sneakers at Metropolis Corridor? Wild
Sentencing: Right now, the three males who killed Ahmaud Arbery will be sentenced for his or her lengthy checklist of prices. However the saga is much from over. The murderers additionally received slapped with federal hate crime prices to which all of them have pleaded not responsible. Jury choice for that trial begins subsequent month.
Unpassable move: In case you for some purpose needed to take a spontaneous journey to Japanese Washington this weekend, I’m right here to kill the vibe. Effectively, I suppose the snow is. All main Cascade passes were closed Thursday morning on account of hazardous driving situations. And it’s doubtless going to remain that approach till Sunday. You possibly can test on the situations of the passes right here.
Extra “good” climate for sick freaks: This brazenly pro-gloom weblog strikes once more. Right now, you possibly can anticipate mid-40s and rain till about 3 pm, when issues will dry up after which cool right down to the high-30s. I took a broadcast meteorology class in faculty, so I’m mainly an professional.
The climate doesn’t get a lot better than this for vampires.
— Seattle Climate Weblog (@KSeattleWeather) January 7, 2022
Zoom College: Uh oh. Simply when the school children received again to beer pong and finding out in petrie dish libraries, it seems on-line faculty might make a comeback. Edmonds School might be online for all of winter quarter with exceptions for some hands-on courses. Different faculties stated college students will return to campus later this month. We’ll see how that goes.
Do not get mad at her, she’s attempting her greatest. WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES
Ferry’s flop-area: The pandemic has been tough on the ferry system, however the system has been chronically underfunded since 1999 when an initiative minimize income from automobile tabs. Pal of the weblog Andrew Engelson has the story with Crosscut.
Hollywood mourns the dying of an icon:
Sidney Poitier, a trailblazing film star who turned the primary Black actor to win an Oscar for a number one position, has died. He was 94. https://t.co/ez1a8XTCcZ
— The Wall Avenue Journal (@WSJ) January 7, 2022
GameStop strikes once more: I gained’t go into nice element concerning the GameStop debacle. I do know there are two varieties of individuals on this world: the individuals who realized about GameStop in opposition to their will and males. However anyway, GameStop is entering the NFT and cryptocurrency game. Hopefully, they will trick some Redditors into falling for the hype once more to take their dying firm “to the moon” or no matter you wealthy nerds say.
BIG IF TRUE: Stumbled upon some hard-hitting journalism this morning. Thought I would share with the category. An unnamed supply advised ET that human-cigarette and SNL comic Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian, who wants no introduction, had a “nice journey” to the Bahamas. However the gasp-inducing insider data doesn’t cease there. Apparently, Kanye West nonetheless “is not too thrilled” by their romance.