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Prolific artist Barbara Earl Thomas explores constructs of innocence through portraiture of black and brown children as racial tensions ignite during the pandemic.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for social distancing and public health officials' emphasis on the relative safety of the outdoors has driven an explosion in visitation at many parks in Washington.
The Coon family of Adams County in rural eastern Washington are no strangers to adversity and challenges in the family businesses. But this moment is different; the pandemic has sent the kids home from school, caused health concerns in their own family and community, and threatens the livelihood of their cattle production.
Dialysis technicians like Barbie Telford brave COVID-19 risks to keep kidney patients alive during the pandemic. Patients need the procedure multiple days per week, so staying home isn’t an option for them and the healthcare workers at Puget Sound Kidney Center.
Since March, Stephen Wall has performed daily opera concerts in his East Ballard neighborhood. For Wall, the shows provide a sense of normalcy and balance in his life. For the neighbors, a reason to rejoice and be together from six feet apart.
Father Strange has been a priest at St. Joseph’s in Issaquah for nearly a decade, ministering to a flock of 4,500 parishioners. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced him and the church to adapt quickly — live-streaming services, conducting socially distanced confessions and trying to keep their community together and uplifted at a time when they have to be physically apart.
Varisha Khan is a first-time city councilwoman in Redmond. She drafted, proposed, and passed recent legislation that protects Redmond residents from late fees, evictions and offers support during other hardships.
King County Metro operator Clay McClure is one of the many essential workers who helps transport Seattle's residents to and from destinations during the pandemic.