Seattle Travel Guide

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Newspapers
The Seattle Times ($0.50 daily, $1.50 Sundays) is the only remaining daily newspaper in the Seattle area and covers local, national and international news.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (free, online only) has ended its print edition, but still maintains local reporters and an online presence.
The Seattle Weekly (free, published Wednesday) is one of many free weeklies that are published in the Seattle area. The Weekly has a longstanding reputation for in-depth coverage of arts and local politics.
The Stranger (free, published Thursday) is an alternative weekly newspaper noted for its social commentary, political opinion, arts, comics, music coverage, and local news items.
Publicola (free, online only) is an online only but well read blog covering local politics and events.
Real Change ($2.00, published weekly) is a newspaper mostly written and produced by homeless people, and it is sold by homeless vendors on street corners and outside grocery stores.

There are also several ethnic newspapers including Northwest Asian Weekly, and numerous neighborhood newspapers including the North Seattle Journal, and the West Seattle Blog. The University of Washington also publishes The Daily of the University of Washington.

Hospitals

Seattle has a large number of primary- and secondary-care medical centers, including the only level 1 trauma center serving Alaska, Washington, Idaho and Montana. Additionally, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center is the pediatric referral center for those same states.

UW Medicine The UW Medicine system is operated by the University of Washington. It includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics, Eastside Specialty Center, Hall Health (Student Health Services) and Sports Medicine Clinic.
*Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Ave, +1 206 744-3000. Seattle’s Level 1 trauma center, and the hospital where most critically injured patients are either airlifted or ambulanced. 24-hour Emergency Room, Centers of Emphasis for neurosciences, trauma, burns, reconstruction and rehabilitation, mentally ill and medically vulnerable, and AIDS/STD treatment.
*UW Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific, +1 206 598-3300. The second hospital component to the UW Medicine system, this hospital is one of the biggest and best teaching hospitals in the country. 24-hour Emergency Room.
Children's Hospital and Medical Center, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, +1 206 987-2000. Children's Hospital is a private hospital specializing in pediatrics. It is also home to UW's School of Pediatrics. 24-hour pediatric emergency room.
Swedish Medical Center Swedish Medical Center is a large nonprofit health care provider. It has three main hospital locations and is also affiliated with many other suburban hospitals and clinics. Among the things Swedish is known for are its Cancer, Bariatrics and Heart Institutes. Swedish Hospital will treat all patients who need care, regardless of their ability to pay.
*Swedish Medical Center First Hill, 747 Broadway, +1 206 386-6000. Certified Primary Stroke Care center, 24-hour ER, 24-hour Pediatric ER. This is the Main Swedish Medical Center campus.
*Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hill, 500 17th Ave, +1 206 320-2000. Certified Primary Stroke Care center, 24-hour ER.
*Swedish Medical Center Ballard, 5300 Tallman Ave NW, +1 206 782-2700. 24-Hour ER.

In the event of a medical emergency anywhere in the U.S., dial 911 for free from any phone, including payphones at no cost.

Consulates
BelgiumThe World Trade Center Seattle, 2200 Alaskan Way Ste 470Phone: +1 206 728-5145Fax: +1 206 770-7923
Germany (Honorary)7853 SE 27th St Ste 180, Mercer IslandPhone: +1 206 230-5138Fax: +1 206 236-5162
Canada1501 4th Ave Ste 600Phone: +1 206 443-1777Fax: +1 206 443-9662
Denmark (Honorary)6204 E Mercer Way, Mercer IslandPhone: +1 206 230-0888Fax: +1 206 230-0888
Japan601 Union St Ste 500Phone: +1 206 682-9107Fax: +1 206 624-9097
Netherlands (Honorary)Karman Executive Center, BellevuePhone: +1 425 637-3050Fax: +1 425-637-3050

source: Wikivoyage

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