October is Disability Awareness Month

Recognizing 2020 Disability Awareness Month

Posted on October 20, 2020 by Lilia Cabello Drain on KC Employees blog This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law in 1990 by former U.S. President George H. W. Bush. Every October we celebrate the many contributions that people with disabilities make to our community and workforce here…

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Help Create New Affordable Housing by Joining Our Anti-Displacement Workshop Series

The Issue Skyway-West Hill and North Highline, both urban unincorporated areas bordering Seattle, have large BIPOC and immigrant communities, as well as large numbers of low-income households. Skyway has the highest proportion of African-American residents of any area in the state. These richly diverse neighborhoods have experienced rising land values and cost of housing, which…

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National drug take back day October 24: A good reminder that safe medicine disposal saves lives

Since 2016, DCHS has promoted awareness and use of free and confidential neighborhood medicine disposal programs as a strategy to prevent opioid overdose death, medicine abuse and suicide. DCHS, along with partners that include King County Waste Management and Washington Poison Center, produced a successful “Don’t Hang on to Meds” public health messaging campaign focused…

Plumbing problem forces temporary closure of Aurora Isolation and Quarantine site

Guests staying at the Aurora Isolation and Quarantine site were safely transported to the Issaquah location last night when plumbing and sewer problems made it impossible to continue operations there. Sufficient capacity was available at the isolation and quarantine center in Issaquah on Sept. 24 to welcome the relocated guests from Seattle, who will complete…

UNA SERIE ESPECIAL DE RADIO EN ESPAÑOL DE KINDERING

Para padres de niños con necesidades especiales Sintonice la estación de radio KKMO, El Rey 1360 AM, a las 3 p.m. el martes 29 de septiembre para una transmisión especial en español presentada por Kindering para padres de niños con necesidades especiales. Durante este programa, hablaremos sobre cómo criar a los niños para que sean…

King County moves swiftly to contain COVID-19 exposure

In response to wildfire smoke and poor air quality, King County opened a Clean Air Shelter in partnership with the City of Seattle on Friday, Sept. 11, to bring people experiencing homelessness indoors. Public Health – Seattle & King County contact tracing and case investigation have identified two people who tested positive for COVID-19 and…