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Living Longer, Living Well: A guide to navigating aging

By Brian Callanan What’s wrong with this picture? Well, there’s one person who clearly doesn’t know how to do tai chi – me! I’m surrounded by a class of older adults, very focused on their exercise, led by master Jing Chen Li at the North Bellevue Community Center. I’ve joked… [ Keep reading ]

How do you feel? Ask a kindergartner

Even though school is out for summer, it’s no time to stop learning. I figured out that lesson just this past week as we were putting the finishing touches on our latest segment of the Our City, Our Schools series on social and emotional learning. Hundreds of Seattle public school… [ Keep reading ]

Out on the One Night Count

I just went through something everyone should experience at least once in a lifetime: the One Night Count of the homeless in Seattle and King County. You may have heard the news already that in the wee hours of Friday, Jan. 23, volunteers found 3,772 men, women and children who had no… [ Keep reading ]

Bruce Lee’s Seattle days subject of most-watched video in 2014

A story about a martial-arts hero with Seattle roots was Seattle Channel’s most-watched video online in 2014. The CityStream episode with the segment “Do You Know Bruce?” about the Bruce Lee exhibit at Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum, received more than 17,000 plays. Here it is, if you haven’t seen it…. [ Keep reading ]

Wage theft in Seattle

One of my favorite movies of all time is “Raising Arizona,” a Coen brothers classic. There’s a scene a few minutes in where Nicolas Cage’s character picks up his check at the payment window and then looks at the clerk, a large lady with a cigarette and an intense Southern… [ Keep reading ]

Homeless in Seattle

From my vantage point in the Seattle Channel’s basement studio at City Hall, the holidays always seem to come early. The City Council has wrestled over the budget and voted to approve it, and the mayor has signed it. So what’s really left to do before the start of the… [ Keep reading ]