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Medical Teams pivots to help with COVID-19 response in King, Snohomish counties

Medical Teams pivots to help with COVID-19 response in King, Snohomish counties

The organization has converted its dental fleet into a testing command center and emergency dental clinics.

 

Showing their appreciation for EvergreenHealth workers

Showing their appreciation for EvergreenHealth workers

First responders from Kirkland, Bothell and Woodinville stopped by the Kirkland medical center to show their support for their colleagues.

 

Swedish, Microsoft develop CERA to improve hospitals’ response to COVID-19

Swedish, Microsoft develop CERA to improve hospitals’ response to COVID-19

The app is available for any health care provider to use.

 

Bellevue police town hall addresses racism stemming from COVID-19 outbreak

Bellevue police town hall addresses racism stemming from COVID-19 outbreak

The virtual meeting was also translated into Mandarin.

Bellevue police town hall addresses racism stemming from COVID-19 outbreak
DigiPen serves up hot food and more for school community with DragonDrop

DigiPen serves up hot food and more for school community with DragonDrop

The new delivery service was started in response to the COVID-19 outbreak as a way to serve students and staff amid remote learning.

DigiPen serves up hot food and more for school community with DragonDrop
Deserving respect for being human | Windows and Mirrors

Deserving respect for being human | Windows and Mirrors

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Asians and Asian Americans have been targeted. Here’s what’s been happening on the Eastside.

Deserving respect for being human | Windows and Mirrors
Life Care Center (LCC) of Kirkland is facing more than $600,000 in fines for its response to the COVID-19 outbreak in its facility. Samantha Pak/Sound Publishing

Life Care in Kirkland facing more than $600K in fines for COVID-19 response

The facility has until Sept. 16 to pay or address areas of concern or it will be terminated.

Life Care Center (LCC) of Kirkland is facing more than $600,000 in fines for its response to the COVID-19 outbreak in its facility. Samantha Pak/Sound Publishing
Eastsiders utilize technology to keep things running during COVID-19 outbreak

Eastsiders utilize technology to keep things running during COVID-19 outbreak

Technology and online habits have allowed businesses, city governments, nonprofits and residents to keep going while maintaining social distancing.

Eastsiders utilize technology to keep things running during COVID-19 outbreak
Gov. Jay Inslee discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s response during a press conference on Thursday, March 26. Screenshot

Inslee: Stay-at-home orders must continue to completely eliminate COVID-19

Slight decrease in rate of new coronavirus cases, but residents must continue to hunker down.

Gov. Jay Inslee discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s response during a press conference on Thursday, March 26. Screenshot
Now is the time to be kind to each other | Windows and Mirrors

Now is the time to be kind to each other | Windows and Mirrors

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, it is important for us to be there for others in our communities.

Now is the time to be kind to each other | Windows and Mirrors
We need to think before we act | Windows and Mirrors

We need to think before we act | Windows and Mirrors

As coronavirus has led to xenophobia and racism against Asians, we should all stop and think before acting on our biases.

We need to think before we act | Windows and Mirrors
‘We can do the right thing’ | Windows and Mirrors

‘We can do the right thing’ | Windows and Mirrors

Clarence Moriwaki shares how we can stand up for each other and not have history repeat itself.

‘We can do the right thing’ | Windows and Mirrors
Clyde Ford speaks at Bellevue First United Methodist Church. One of the things he spoke about was how other countries have approached the topic of race and racism. Samantha Pak/staff photo

We need to, but how do we talk about race? | Windows and Mirrors

Racism is still an issue in this country. How can we have constructive conversations to move forward and heal?

Clyde Ford speaks at Bellevue First United Methodist Church. One of the things he spoke about was how other countries have approached the topic of race and racism. Samantha Pak/staff photo
Centro Cultural Mexicano exhibit opens doors to discussions on immigration, border issues

Centro Cultural Mexicano exhibit opens doors to discussions on immigration, border issues

“Border Doors” features art by students who have visited the United States-Mexico border.

Centro Cultural Mexicano exhibit opens doors to discussions on immigration, border issues
United Methodist Church: To split or not to split | Windows and Mirrors

United Methodist Church: To split or not to split | Windows and Mirrors

Local clergy from Eastside United Methodist Churches weigh in on the church’s future regarding LGBTQ+ inclusion.

United Methodist Church: To split or not to split | Windows and Mirrors
Come for the conversation, stay for the friendships | Windows and Mirrors

Come for the conversation, stay for the friendships | Windows and Mirrors

Talk Time classes allow English language learners to practice their speaking and conversation skills.

Come for the conversation, stay for the friendships | Windows and Mirrors
Helping neurodivergent students navigate higher education | Windows and Mirrors

Helping neurodivergent students navigate higher education | Windows and Mirrors

The Neurodiversity Navigators program at Bellevue College offers various services to students who are on the autism spectrum.

Helping neurodivergent students navigate higher education | Windows and Mirrors
Changing systems doesn’t happen overnight | Windows and Mirrors

Changing systems doesn’t happen overnight | Windows and Mirrors

It’s been a year since the Menchie’s incident and here is what the city of Kirkland has been working on since then.

Changing systems doesn’t happen overnight | Windows and Mirrors
From a place of respect | Windows and Mirrors

From a place of respect | Windows and Mirrors

What does it mean to share your culture with others?

From a place of respect | Windows and Mirrors
Mental health: One size does not fit all | Windows and Mirrors

Mental health: One size does not fit all | Windows and Mirrors

The challenges of providing mental health services for communities of color.

Mental health: One size does not fit all | Windows and Mirrors