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Facts on Ebola

While a large Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa and a handful of cases have been reported in the U.S., the risk of an outbreak in the United States continues to be very small. The City of Seattle is monitoring the situation and will work closely with Public Health - Seattle & King County to alert the public if the situation changes. More information can be found on the Public Health website and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

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Initiative to be a model for streamlining regulations, boosting restaurant industry across the state Mayor Ed Murray, City Councilmember Sally Clark, Governor Jay Inslee, and King County Executive Dow Constantine joined the Washington Restaurant Association and restaurant entrepreneurs today in Capitol Hill to announce the launch of Restaurant Success, a new initiative to provide better […]
Landslide season arrives in Seattle
With more than an inch of rainfall forecast for Seattle, the city is expected to cross the official U.S. Geological Survey landslide threshold for the first time this year.
Set clocks back on November 2
Remember to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 2. This is also a great time to test your home's smoke detector and to change out old batteries.
Dia de Muertos Celebration at Seattle Center
Latino cultures will come together to celebrate the living and the dead at Dia de Muertos – A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed, on November 1, 11:00am - 7:00pm and on November 2, 11:00am-6:00pm, in Seattle Center Armory.
Foster Cat Orientation at Seattle Animal Shelter on November 2
If you're interested in becoming a foster parent for cats and kittens from the Seattle Animal Shelter, sign up in advance and plan to attend a free orientation session, offered on November 2, 1-2:30 p.m., at the Shelter.
Public meetings to inform rulemaking for the Minimum Wage Ordinance
Seattle's new Minimum Wage Ordinance will take effect on April 1, 2015. The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is hosting three public meetings to gather information for the administrative rulemaking process.
Help SDOT improve your route to school
SDOT has developed an online tool to gather info from you about how they can improve their Safe Routes to School program. SDOT will also be at a series of community meetings in October to gather this information in person.
Adopt a drain
Don't let fall rainstorms flood your street. Help clear your local storm drain of leaves and other debris by adopting your local storm drain.
Food gardens in the fall
Now that it's getting cooler, the time is right to switch to winter crops or get your garden tucked in for the winter so it's ready to grow again next spring.