Get up to speed on the stories shaping Seattle, every morning at 6 a.m. Hosted by Patricia Murphy and produced by KUOW, Seattle's NPR station.
Down the Q rabbit hole
A Federal Way man has QAnon followers gathered at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, believing a wild story that JFK Jr. will return as part of a plan to restore Donald Trump to the White House. Seattle Times political reporter Jim Brunner tells us what’s going on.
Something in the water
Puget Sound may be surrounded by acres of clams, but we'll have to clean up our act if we want to keep eating them. Crosscut's Hannah Weinberger explains how untreated sewage is threatening the health of the region's shellfish beds.
Casual Friday: Our guilty music pleasures
Everyone was talking about their Spotify Wrapped top music of the year this week. But the real question is, when is it okay to start blasting the holiday tunes? Plus, sports (and some concerts) are getting so pricey in the city that people just aren't going. We dig through it all with The Stranger's Chase Burns and Jas Keimig.
Searching for Omicron
It’s only a matter of time before the Omicron variant is detected in Washington. In fact, there’s a good chance it’s already here. But don’t panic, we’re focusing on the science with UW Medicine virologist Pavitra Roychoudhury, who’s been watching out for variants since the start of the pandemic.
Does Sawant stay or go?
City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is facing a rare recall election. Next week, her constituents in District 3 will decide whether she's removed from office. KUOW’s David Hyde explains how we got here and what voters are weighing.
The Nutcracker is back
Covid precautions have led to a new way of performing the Nutcracker ballet. But there's another big change that has nothing to do with Covid: the character of the Chinese Tea dancer, which plays on racist stereotypes about Asian people, won’t be in this year’s production.
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