Kathryn Altena

Kathryn Altena

Kathryn joined the MyNorthwest.com team in February 2020 as a writer and editor.

Seattle to adjust paid street parking rates starting March 28

Various business districts and neighborhoods in Seattle will soon see adjusted on-street paid parking rates to manage local conditions and parking demand. 
2 months ago

Seattle to move forward with preferred designs for Green Lake outer loop

After receiving community feedback, the Green Lake Outer Loop project will be moving forward with the preferred designs for two segments.
3 months ago

Cooper Kupp’s high school coach in Yakima knew he ‘had a chance to do something special’

A.C. Davis High School in Yakima, Washington, is celebrating one of its most famous graduates this week: Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp.
3 months ago

Handful of Washington athletes compete in 2022 Winter Olympic Games

The 2022 Winter Olympic Games are underway in Beijing, China, and there are few local athletes on Team USA this year to support.
3 months ago

Seattle considers permanent changes to Lake Washington ‘Keep Moving Street’

Seattle is exploring "the right balance of closures and possible permanent changes" for the 3-mile Keep Moving Street on Lake Washington Boulevard.
5 months ago

Seattle Symphony receives 2022 Grammy Awards nomination

The Seattle Symphony has received a nomination in the classical category of the 2022 Grammy Awards for the best orchestral performance. 
6 months ago

Health officer clarifies: King County vaccine verification policy ‘required, not voluntary’

King County is just about 10 days into its COVID-19 vaccine verification policy, which the county's health officer clarified is required.
7 months ago

ST Express service to be reduced on select routes due to driver shortage

Due to driver shortages, Sound Transit says some ST Express bus routes will see schedule reductions starting Sunday, Nov. 7. 
7 months ago

Gov. Inslee says Glasgow climate conference needs imagination, optimism

The U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow this week, COP26, will feature a couple Washington leaders, including Governor Jay Inslee. 
7 months ago

Washington schools must offer option of seven-day quarantine with negative test

Washington schools must offer families a seven-day quarantine option with a negative test in the hopes of getting students back to the classroom quickly.
7 months ago

Gov. Inslee says Washington’s plateau in COVID cases is ‘very worrisome’

COVID cases and hospitalizations in Washington have declined in recent months. However, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday, "they still remain very high."
7 months ago

South Park Bridge, East Marginal Way South reopen after storm damage

It's been more than two days, but both the South Park Bridge and East Marginal Way South are back open after suffering damage from the weekend's storm. 
7 months ago

Seattle to open new COVID vaccination clinic in West Seattle

The City of Seattle will be opening a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Neighborhood House in the High Point neighborhood, in West Seattle.
7 months ago

Mayor launches Seattle Relief Fund to help families impacted by COVID

Seattle city leaders announced the launch of a new relief fund Monday to help struggling families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
7 months ago

Paine Field recertified as ‘Salmon Safe’ by Oregon based nonprofit

Paine Field was recently recertified as "Salmon Safe" by an Oregon based environmental nonprofit, after first earning the certification in 2019.
7 months ago

Gov. Inslee, Washington groups prepare to welcome Afghan refugees

In the coming months, 1,400 Afghan refugees are expected to pass through the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport upon their arrival in Washington.
7 months ago

King County Board of Health delays vote to repeal bike helmet law

After a public hearing on a proposed repeal of King County's bike helmet law, the county board of health decided to delay their vote.
7 months ago

Washington to participate in Great ShakeOut earthquake drill for 10th year

At 10:21 a.m. on Oct. 21 will be the annual Great ShakeOut earthquake and tsunami drill in Washington. Practice how you would drop, cover, and hold on.
7 months ago

‘Trick or Streets’ return to Seattle for October holidays

"Trick or Streets" in Seattle are returning in 2021 as a safe way for neighborhoods to celebrate Halloween or Day of the Dead.
7 months ago

Councilmember Sawant demands contractors pay parking costs for Seattle construction workers

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is pushing for a greater expansion of paid parking for construction workers.
7 months ago

Seattle Kraken fans celebrate historic start of hockey season

As the Seattle Kraken prepares to hit the ice for its first regular season game, fans in Seattle are preparing to tune in and cheer loud.
7 months ago

Victoria Clipper suspends fast ferry service until spring 2022

After resuming service in September, the Victoria Clipper announced Monday that its fast ferry service will be suspended again until spring 2022. 
7 months ago

Seattle to open COVID vaccination hub downtown, relaunch mobile teams

Later in October, the City of Seattle is planning to launch a high-capacity vaccination hub downtown and relaunch mobile vaccination teams. 
7 months ago

UW doctor says you might not need 10,000 daily steps

Recent research indicates that 7,000 daily steps rather than 10,000 may be a better benchmark for overall health.
7 months ago