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🤒 The safeguard we’re sidestepping

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What Seattle is talking about

We still don’t know much about yesterday morning’s fatal CHOP shooting, which claimed the life of a 16-year-old and left a 14-year-old with critical injuries.

Some have argued the recent gun violence — including a series of shootings that took place a week and a half ago — is unrelated to what’s going on at CHOP and is a result of deeper systemic issues. But others, including family members of the victims, say the lack of police presence in the area has created a public safety crisis that must be addressed immediately.

What happens next is anyone’s guess. Police Chief Carmen Best continued to urge protesters to move out of the area yesterday, but she did not get specific about how or when police would return to the East Precinct.

In other news…

You know the drill by now: Wear a mask, keep your distance, and wash your hands. But public health officials say there’s one thing many Seattle-area residents aren’t doing that could be contributing to a local rise in COVID-19 cases: staying home as soon as they start feeling sick. (KOMO News)

Sacha Baron Cohen, a.k.a. Borat, is at it again. Over the weekend, he pulled off quite the prank at a far-right gathering in Olympia. Disguised as an overalls-wearing bluegrass musician, Cohen got up on stage to perform a satirical song filled with racist insults — and convinced several people to sing along. (KUOW, YouTube)

More outdoor dining could soon be coming to Seattle’s streets and sidewalks. Late last week, the city announced an expedited permit process that should make it easier for restaurants to set up temporary “outdoor cafes.” (Eater)

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📜 Help document local history: Seattle Public Library is accepting written comments, photos, and videos tied to the COVID-19 pandemic for its Special Collections Department.

💉 Bloodworks Northwest has a new pop-up donation site: the National Nordic Museum in Ballard. All donors will receive two free tickets to use when the museum reopens. Blood drives are also continuing at the Paramount Theatre this week.

🚴 Ever wanted to join the annual Seattle to Portland bike ride? This year, Cascade Bicycle Club is hosting a “virtual challenge” where participants can complete the 200 miles over a 20-day window, however they choose.

🔎 Shout-out to Evergrey member Ace H., who’s putting together a map that breaks Seattle down into its smallest neighborhoods. Got feedback? Connect with him on Twitter or email [email protected] with the subject “Neighbor Comment.”

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Things to do

Today

📰 Tune in to a Town Hall Seattle conversation about race, journalism, and justice (Online)

Tomorrow

🍄 Learn all about PNW mushrooms at this beginner's workshop (Online)

Sunday

✍️ Explore the role of masks in mythology at this writing group session (Online)

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Catch you back here tomorrow for the second edition of Our Tomorrow. 👋

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