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Wildlife deaths from coronavirus disinfectant use alarm scientists

Infectious disease experts and the World Health Organization are denouncing the practice of outdoor spraying of disinfectant in urban areas in an attempt to fight the spread of COVID-19. Chris Schell, urban ecologist, is quoted on concerns that the practice harms wildlife as well as human health.

National Geographic
August 7, 2020

Yelm's Tacos Gaby Restaurant Bids Farewell

Milgard School of Business alumna Gabriela Mendez Sosa was the manager of the recently-closed Yelm restaurant Tacoma Gaby, owned and operated by her family.

Nisqually Valley News
August 4, 2020

Hajj 2020: Is it time to rethink how the pilgrimage is organised?

Due to COVID-19, Saudi Arabia announced that this year’s Hajj would be dramatically scaled down from previous years. Dr. Turan Kayaoglu, professor of politics, philosophy & public affairs, is quoted on the controversy about Saudi’s role in the Muslim pilgrimage.

Middle East Eye
July 29, 2020

Making Tacoma

A wide-ranging look at the economic history of Tacoma includes many quotes from local historian and part-time lecturer Michael Sullivan. Topics include railroads, the arts, the port, timber, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (citing an economic impact analysis done by UW Tacoma), confectionery and beer.

South Sound Business
July 8, 2020