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Interesting news stories from around the Pacific Northwest.

    Are playdates still OK? Summertime guidance for parents and kids from PNW pediatricians

    Are playdates still OK? Summertime guidance for parents and kids from PNW pediatricians

    As we move into the heart of our Pacific Northwest summer, families with children are facing a dilemma: what to do with kids, cooped up for months, and itching to see friends. COVID-19 cases are rising in Washington, but experts say it doesn’t mean kids need to stay on lockdown.

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    As the COVID-19 pandemic slows recruiting, Army begins push for new enlistments

    As the COVID-19 pandemic slows recruiting, Army begins push for new enlistments

    The top general at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is asking for new recruits. Lt. Gen. Randy George is part of a three-day Armywide push to enlist 10,000 people, after COVID-19 restrictions slowed recruitment all spring.

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    Seattle earns high marks in controlling another viral epidemic: HIV/AIDS

    Seattle earns high marks in controlling another viral epidemic: HIV/AIDS

    The Seattle area is leading the way on controlling a viral epidemic, besides COVID-19. A new analysis of 39 cities shows the region’s health system has been effective at treating people with HIV and AIDS. Seattle came out ahead of all the cities analyzed on a key measure: how many people infected with HIV are virally suppressed.

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    Transmission No. 4: Sound Effect, Episode 210

    Transmission No. 4: Sound Effect, Episode 210

    We have all been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in our own ways. And the Sound Effect team has been doing our best to cover it in a podcast called Transmission. Today on Sound Effect, we share some more stories that have stood out to us from the series. First, we make the rounds with Gino Jevdjevic — a Bosnian pop star-turned-punk-frontman-turned-social-services-provider — as he checks in on his clients with developmental disabilities. Then, we hear the story of Thomas Lopez , the beloved

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    Seattle's Civic Poet fell asleep writing about Eric Garner, awoke to 'a worse nightmare'

    Seattle's Civic Poet fell asleep writing about Eric Garner, awoke to 'a worse nightmare'

    One of the heartbreaking things about the past few weeks for Jourdan Imani Keith is how many of her poems, ones that touch on anguish, outrage and sadness — feel so current right now. Keith is Seattle’s Civic Poet, and she sighs deeply as she reflects on it.

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    Accidental poisonings spike in Washington during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Accidental poisonings spike in Washington during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Toxic exposures to cleaning products are up sharply since the pandemic began, according to the Washington Poison Center. In the first half of the 2020, poisonings due to misuse of cleaners such as bleach or rubbing alcohol are up 54 percent over the same period last year. There are similar jumps in cases involving children who’ve ingested hand sanitizer, as well as cannabis.

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