Anna Boiko-Weyrauch, KUOW

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch


Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Anna:

Pierce County settles with Manuel Ellis’ family for $4 M in lawsuit over police killing

Pierce County will pay roughly $4 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit over the killing of Manuel Ellis by police in 2020. → Read More

Turmeric poisoned their kids. Four Seattle-area cases show gaps in lead testing

Turmeric has been identified as the source of lead poisoning in at least four Seattle-area families recently. Health professionals worry that many more cases haven’t been identified because of inadequate childhood lead testing in Washington state. → Read More

Fentanyl is a great drug for cartels. But those blue pills are killing King County

Fentanyl pills are often called blues, and they’re on sale everywhere. It’s just gotten so easy to make and smuggle fentanyl that it’s flooding the illegal drug market in this area – and killing people – more than ever. → Read More

Dance Church is NOT church. But it inspires religious feelings

From the outside looking in, Dance Church looks like a mashup of a fitness class and living-room dance party. On the inside, it inspires spiritual feelings for some participants. → Read More

Communities of color are doing unpaid work to fix the state’s broken vaccine system

Washington state knew its primary vaccination tool, Phase Finder, would leave some community's ou → Read More

Mass vaccination sites set up around Seattle: Goal is 45,000 shots per day in state

If Washington state is going to achieve its goal of vaccinating 45,000 people a day against Covid-19, one major hurdle is figuring out how – and where – to inject a massive volume of people. → Read More

State health secretary aims to get most Washingtonians vaccinated by fall classes

Washington State Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah knows the question on many peoples’ mind is: “When am I going to get vaccinated against Covid-19?” → Read More

Excitement and hope: First Seattle health care workers vaccinated against Covid-19

Tears, relief, gratitude, and an end to a long, hard road in sight. → Read More

Where are people getting Covid? Here are the most common places in King County

Spoiler alert: The coronavirus is not just coming from one place. We’re getting it at home. We’re getting it at nursing homes, clinics and hospitals. We’re getting it at work. We’re getting it at get-togethers with friends and family, at restaurants and our place of worship. And we’re getting it by getting close to others with Covid-19 – wherever they may be. Covid is everywhere, in other words.… → Read More

“Finally.” Seattle celebrates projected Biden-Harris victory.

After more than three days of holding their breaths, Biden-Harris supporters in Seattle took to the streets this weekend. → Read More

South King County sees rise in Covid-19 cases as flu season approaches

‘Covid-19 is concentrating in lower-income, lower-resource communities.’ → Read More

Morbid milestone: More than 2K dead from Covid-19 in Washington state

According to the latest numbers from the state's Department of Health, Washington has now suffered more than 2,000 deaths related to Covid-19. → Read More

'We hope for change:' Relatives of Jacob Blake rally at Seattle City Hall

Family members of Jacob Blake in the Puget Sound region voiced their anger, fear, and hope today in Seattle. → Read More

Coronavirus testing is daunting if you can't get time off to quarantine. These folks have solutions

Health officials need to understand the needs of communities disproportionately affected by Covid if they really want to rein in the disease. → Read More

Overlake Medical Center said it was following PPE guidelines, but its policies show otherwise

If you want to move to Phase 2, Washington state says healthcare workers can’t wear their N95 respirator or surgical mask for longer than one shift. Policies at Bellevue’s Overlake Medical Center say workers should wear them for up to five shifts. → Read More

Been close to Covid? You might get a call from Team Delta

We caught up with one of the hundreds of National Guard members trained to do contact tracing of Covid-19 cases in Washington state. → Read More

30,000 coronavirus tests a day could be the ticket to Washington’s freedom

More testing will allow the relax some of the social distancing measures, because we'll be able to identify people early and then keep them you know, isolated → Read More

Washington state hustles for masks, gowns, and gloves, but is millions short of what it wants

Adequate supplies of personal protective equipment are still a problem in Washington State. The goods are important to protect healthcare workers – and as an indication of whether and how the state can reopen. → Read More

How you can 'flatten the curve' of the coronavirus outbreak in Seattle

You may have seen graphs circulating online about social measures to mitigate the coronavirus. They're often accompanied by the hash tag #FlattenTheCurve. The graphs represent the thinking behind why schools and events are being canceled across the Puget Sound region. → Read More

Live blog: Coronavirus updates in Seattle area

This post will be updated periodically with information about the coronavirus. Scroll down for older information. Top line information: *A man died on Friday of presumed coronavirus in Kirkland, Washington, across the lake from Seattle. He is the first documented death from a virus in the U.S. He had underlying medical conditions. *2 people from a nursing care facility in Kirkland tested… → Read More