Kathryn Altena

Kathryn Altena

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

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. 
17 hours 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.
2 days 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.
4 days 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.
4 days 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.
6 days 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.
11 days 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.
13 days 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.
14 days 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. 
14 days 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. 
15 days 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.
16 days ago

New protected bike lane through downtown Seattle opens on Fourth Avenue

The new Fourth Avenue protected two-way bike lane through downtown Seattle is now complete and open to bikers. 
17 days ago

Shaq to open ‘Big Chicken’ restaurant inside Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena

Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal is opening a location of his "Big Chicken" restaurant inside Seattle's Climate Pledge Arena. 
17 days ago

Seattle council green lights new Seattle Storm training facility in Interbay

A council bill may allow for a new training facility for the Seattle Storm to be built in the Ballard-Interbay-Northend Manufacturing/Industrial Center. 
21 days ago

Seattle mayor supports using tax dollars to replace Memorial Stadium

A new agreement means Seattle voters will be asked to bump up their taxes to replace the 74-year-old Memorial Stadium at Seattle Center.
21 days ago

‘Keep Moving Street’ at Green Lake reopens to drivers with walk-bike path

After being closed to drivers for more than year, the Keep Moving Street at Green Lake in Seattle is now open to cars as of late September.
22 days ago

Proof of COVID vaccination or negative test required for UW football fans

Starting with the UW football game on Sept. 25, proof of COVID vaccination or a negative test will be required at all ticketed athletic events.
1 month ago

Seattle Kraken hit the ice for first practice Thursday

With the first preseason game for the Seattle Kraken just three days away, the team hits the ice for their first practice Thursday. 
1 month ago

UW researchers help develop test to detect COVID variants in hours, not weeks

Researchers with the University of Washington are helping to develop a test that can identify different variants of COVID-19 within two hours.
1 month ago

Affordable housing project at Northgate Metro site takes step forward

King County is moving forward with the plan to build 232 affordable housing units near the soon-to-open Northgate Link light rail station.
1 month ago

Changes coming soon to Seattle’s ‘Keep Moving Streets’ at popular parks

After designating 25 miles as "Stay Healthy Streets" and adding four "Keep Moving Streets," Seattle is planning to continue the closures in various forms.
2 months ago

Kraken Community Iceplex at Northgate opens to the public Sept. 10

The Kraken Community Iceplex at Northgate will open to the public on Sept. 10, marking the first big venue opening for the city's brand-new NHL team. 
2 months ago

Coldplay will be grand opening for Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle

The first act to play in the brand-new Climate Pledge Arena will be Coldplay on Oct. 22, the day before the Seattle Kraken's first home game.
2 months ago

Record number of burned bears this summer at PAWS Wildlife Center

PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood is treating more black bears burned by Washington wildfires than the staff has ever seen in a single summer. 
2 months ago