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A Link light rail train travels underneath the University of Washington during testing to open the new line to Northgate. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

Northgate Link light rail testing moves into final stages

Three new north Seattle stations opening Oct. 2

A Link light rail train travels underneath the University of Washington during testing to open the new line to Northgate. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit
Rajiv Nagaich is an elder law attorney, author, adjunct law school professor, and retirement planning visionary who has achieved national recognition for his cutting-edge work with retirees and his contributions to the practice of elder law. He is the founder of two firms based in Federal Way: Life Point Law, an elder law and estate planning firm, and AgingOptions, a firm that provides retirement-related education to consumers and professionals.

‘Back to normal’ could be the worst thing to happen for some seniors | Senior Lifestyles

Is it over yet? COVID, that is? When will things get back to normal, we wonder. Isn’t it what we all want? It’s not what… Continue reading

Rajiv Nagaich is an elder law attorney, author, adjunct law school professor, and retirement planning visionary who has achieved national recognition for his cutting-edge work with retirees and his contributions to the practice of elder law. He is the founder of two firms based in Federal Way: Life Point Law, an elder law and estate planning firm, and AgingOptions, a firm that provides retirement-related education to consumers and professionals.
Screenshot of Voice of America footage from the August 2021 scene at Kabul’s international airport in Afghanistan.

What the Afghan wants to say | Guest column

The American interest in Afghanistan goes back to the Cold War era, when its intervention was considered apt to contain the strain of Communism flowing… Continue reading

Screenshot of Voice of America footage from the August 2021 scene at Kabul’s international airport in Afghanistan.
In a three-day event ahead of the November 2020 elections, the voting center at Federal Way’s Performing Arts and Event Center saw 1,433 voters, which included 466 newly registered voters. File photo

Editorial: Baseless claims of fraud threaten voter confidence

Without evidence of fraud, it’s those alleging irregularities who are a threat to election integrity.

In a three-day event ahead of the November 2020 elections, the voting center at Federal Way’s Performing Arts and Event Center saw 1,433 voters, which included 466 newly registered voters. File photo
2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness

By Larry Lark, contributor Residents of the PNW are no strangers to Subaru. In fact, they seem to be everywhere. The 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness… Continue reading

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness. Courtesy photo
2021 McLaren GT. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 McLaren GT

By Larry Lark, contributor I’m not sure words can do the 2021 McLaren GT justice. But given the privilege of a four-day, 300-mile test drive,… Continue reading

2021 McLaren GT. Courtesy photo
2022 Kia Carnival SX. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2022 Kia Carnival SX

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s the way of the world. As old models go, new one’s replace them. Kinda like humans, I guess. The all-new… Continue reading

2022 Kia Carnival SX. Courtesy photo
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal told a crowd in Port Angeles he would like to see school districts have the ability to increase their local levies. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Message from state superintendent regarding school employee vaccinations

After a year and a half of remote and hybrid learning, my top priorities as our school buildings reopen for full-time in-person learning are providing… Continue reading

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal told a crowd in Port Angeles he would like to see school districts have the ability to increase their local levies. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)
A Sept. 10, 2020, satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)

Editorial: The UN climate report, ‘The Lorax’ and us

The report and the Dr. Seuss classic offer a dire warning — and hope — for responding to climate change.

A Sept. 10, 2020, satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)
Vance Buse | Obituary

Vance Buse | Obituary

Vance Buse passed away Aug 4, 2021 at the age of 74. He was born October 29, 1946 to Al and Mae Buse in Crookston,… Continue reading

Vance Buse | Obituary
Car review: 2021 Lexus LC 500

Car review: 2021 Lexus LC 500

By Larry Lark, contributor I can’t think of many more fun ways to enjoy summer than behind the wheel of the 2021 Lexus LC 500… Continue reading

Car review: 2021 Lexus LC 500
Car review: 2021 Toyota Venza Limited

Car review: 2021 Toyota Venza Limited

By Larry Lark, contributor Many people are unfamiliar with Toyota’s Venza, but not for long. Slotted between the compact RAV4 and the full-size Highlander, Venza… Continue reading

Car review: 2021 Toyota Venza Limited
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Delta variant drives dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases across state

Hospital capacity fills up due to increase

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Maria Gulchuk, a teacher in Federal Way, chats with her students via Zoom during online class on in 2020. File photo

Technology and the post-pandemic restructuring of education | Guest column

As Simon Jenkins notes in an op-ed piece in The Guardian, “Great institutions traditionally need traumas — wars or pandemics — to force them to… Continue reading

Maria Gulchuk, a teacher in Federal Way, chats with her students via Zoom during online class on in 2020. File photo
If passed, Senate Bill 6254 would limit the nicotine concentration of vape products, ban certain flavoring chemicals and require vape manufacturers, distributors and retailers to obtain licenses from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Photo courtesy of ecigarettereviewed.com

Lawmakers propose sweeping regulations for vaping industry

Bill supporters cite concerns over health issues and teen use.

If passed, Senate Bill 6254 would limit the nicotine concentration of vape products, ban certain flavoring chemicals and require vape manufacturers, distributors and retailers to obtain licenses from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Photo courtesy of ecigarettereviewed.com
2021 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SE

Car review: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SE

By Larry Lark, contributor The mid-size 2021 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SE has been refreshed, giving the German four-door sedan with a rakish hatchback a new… Continue reading

2021 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SE
2022 Honda Civic Touring

Car review: 2022 Honda Civic Touring

By Larry Lark, contributor You’ve all heard and read the idiom attributed to Benjamin Franklin: “But in this world nothing can be said to be… Continue reading

2022 Honda Civic Touring
Dr. Bob Baugher is a professor in the Department of Psychology Highline College. Contact BBAUGHER@highline.edu. Contributed photo

Love and death: We don’t have forever, so we better do it now

By Dr. Bob Baugher, guest columnist

Dr. Bob Baugher is a professor in the Department of Psychology Highline College. Contact BBAUGHER@highline.edu. Contributed photo
2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited

Car review: 2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited

By Larry Lark, contributor Hyundai’s “horse” in the compact sports utility market niche is the 2022 Tucson. My tester was the Limited with all-wheel drive.… Continue reading

2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited
COURTESY FILE PHOTO, King County

Details of 3 recent COVID-19 outbreaks in King County

What the data says about how to prevent a larger surge in cases | Public Health—Seattle & King County

COURTESY FILE PHOTO, King County