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O general Colin Powell, o primeiro secretário de Estado afro-americano, morreu com 84 anos, vítima de complicações da Covid-19.
E ainda há quem julgue que esta pandemia já se encontra controlada…
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Morning Brief

Monday, October 18, 2021

Welcome to COVID vaccine deadline dayWhat ripple effects can you expect, now that we’ve hit the moment when most state government, health care and school workers in Washington are required to be fully vaccinated? WSU’s Nick Rolovich era could end today, for starters. The football coach’s refusal to get a shot puts him in a small minority as the state’s public universities prepare to cut ties with workers who aren’t vaccinated. Here’s what we know about who’s been complying statewide, who hasn’t and what happens now. Keep up on the fallout with today’s live updates.

Need to know

Colin Powell has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said today. The former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace.

How Seattle’s mayoral candidates plan to make residents safer: Bruce Harrell and M. Lorena González gave contrasting answers on policing and public safety at a forum yesterday. Find out which candidate’s views are closest to yours by taking our Seattle mayoral matchmaker quiz. More ballot help:

Coronavirus news

Starting today, 142 Seattle school-bus routes are suspended amid a driver shortage. Thousands of students will be affected. It’s yet another challenge in a pandemic that has pushed some children out of Washington’s schools. New data tells us who left; explore the changes.

Nineteen months after one of the first U.S. superspreader events hit the Skagit Valley Chorale, members are finally singing together again, with the infamous outbreak hanging over every decision. The cold, windy outdoor practices have their miserable moments, but still, the return feels “liberating and victorious.”

Vaccinated kids aren’t allowed at school for 30 days after each shot, one Miami school is telling parents as it cites claims that have been debunked. The school has quite a history with falsehoods.

About 76 million people suffered anxiety because of the pandemic, new research indicates. This list of Seattle-area resources includes mental health support.

What we’re talking about

Researchers have made a surprising discovery in the Strait of Juan de Fuca: plenty of big Chinook salmon. Their controversial work challenges the theory that southern resident orcas can’t get enough Chinook to eat in the Salish Sea during the summer — and it means scientists need to investigate what else might be behind orcas’ foraging troubles.

In a flash, a wild Seahawks comeback was gone. Quarterback Geno Smith did everything he was supposed to against the Steelers — until overtime, when his late fumble doomed Seattle to a 23-20 loss last night. The season is on the verge of slipping out of the Seahawks’ grasp, too, columnist Larry Stone writes. At least there’s good news about defensive end Darrell Taylor’s health after a scary moment.

Seven people were rescued after going off a cliff in their vehicle near a Snohomish County trailhead Saturday evening. One was critically injured; all were taken to hospitals.

Why is it so hard to find a bathroom in Seattle? The pandemic erased access to thousands of them, by one estimate. This created a huge public health and human-dignity problem that could easily be solved, columnist Naomi Ishisaka writes.

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Worth a read

Oh my gourd, look at this Olympia-grown pumpkin. A retired engineer used his problem-solving skills to pamper it through the heat wave, and all of his fussing paid off big when the 2,191-pound behemoth (named Steve) won a national weigh-off contest. How do you grow and transport a baby this big? Enjoy the video.

How the toy shortage could affect your holidays: This could be a disaster — or a great opportunity to reshape how we celebrate, columnist Liz Weston writes as she shares advice on how to avoid the mad scramble.

Expedia messed up, and a family was stranded. The root of the problem: Everything is automated, maybe a little too automated. Travel Troubleshooter cut through the automation, then shared advice on finding a human to help in case you land in a similar pickle.

Wellness: Fitness is not one-size-fits-all. Society has a narrow view of what exercising bodies look like, but a new book offers a more inclusive guide to fitness and strength, nutritionist Carrie Dennett writes.

Talk to us about the holidays

The holidays are around the corner, and our events guide is coming soon. Here’s how to submit your events. Plus, if you know of a restaurant that will be open on Thanksgiving Day for dine-in and/or takeout, please tell us here.
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Choosing the right paint for your Seattle home can be tricky, which is why so many people turn to gray. Seattle designers are noticing homeowners shifting toward taking more risks with color, pattern and texture. Here’s what to consider.

Editorial / opinion

Our experience shows us that the extreme push to abolish the police and dismantle the criminal justice system is a recipe for chaos, especially when violent crime is increasing in Seattle and across the country, write former Seattle police chiefs Kathleen O’Toole, Carmen Best and Gil Kerlikowske in an Op-Ed.

Today’s weather

Cloudy. High 54. Low 43. Sunrise 7:32. Sunset 6:15.

Today in history

A totem pole stolen from a Tlingit village in Alaska is unveiled in 1899 in Pioneer Square. The totem thief, a shipmate from the City of Seattle steamer, later describes his act: “The Indians were all away fishing … We picked out the best-looking totem pole … I took a couple of sailors ashore and we chopped it down — just like you’d chop down a tree. It was too big to roll down the beach, so we sawed it in two.” A federal grand jury indicts eight Seattleites who had been aboard the steamer, but the suit is dismissed.  The Tlingit Tribe asks $20,000 for the stolen totem, settling for $500. In 1938, the totem is damaged by arson. It’s replaced in 1940 with a replica carved by descendants of the carvers of the original totem. (Compiled from

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