Hanford McCloud, left, Bill Kallappa, Willie Frank III and Jerad Koepp at the Wa-He-Lut Indian School at Frank’s Landing.  All are happy to see changes made in school mascots, unless those mascots are done with tribe’s and nation’s cooperation and approval. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
Hanford McCloud, left, Bill Kallappa, Willie Frank III and Jerad Koepp at the Wa-He-Lut Indian School. All are happy to see changes made in school mascots. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
High School Sports

Washington, D.C.’s NFL team changed its racist mascot. Now, a push for change in Washington state schools.

In Washington state, 34 schools have clung to Native-themed mascots, but in the wake of the Washington NFL team's name change, a renewed push for change is taking place.  VIEW

Health

Eleven kids in Washington have been diagnosed with rare coronavirus syndrome

FILE – This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning doctors about a rare but serious condition in children linked with the coronavirus. In an alert issued Thursday, the CDC called the condition multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. (NIAID-RML via AP, File) NYDB353
UW meteorologist Cliff Mass  – 11252008

UW meteorologist Cliff Mass, well known for his radio weather reports, has written a book on Northwest weather.  Previous UID: 0407208184

KNKX takes meteorologist Cliff Mass off the air after he likens recent Seattle protests to Nazi pogrom in Germany

Lolita is the sole surviving southern resident orca from the capture era, still at the Miami Seaquarium after her capture in Penn Cove 50 years ago August 8, 2020.

Taken from her pod 50 years ago, Lolita is the sole Puget Sound orca surviving from the capture era  WATCH

Washington state Supreme Court rules against schools chief in lawsuit challenging election voter guide statement

Intruder charged with rape after woman was brutally attacked in her Bellevue apartment

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