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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL

By Larry Lark, contributor It always starts around this time of year. The first 2022 test drive is the Mitsubishi Outlander SEL sports utility vehicle.… Continue reading

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2021 Infiniti QX80 Sensory. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Infiniti QX80 Sensory

By Larry Lark, contributor If you’re looking for a full-size, affordable, luxury SUV, check out the 2021 Infiniti QX80 Sensory four-wheel drive. Now in its… Continue reading

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Delta variant drives sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

State Department of Health officials urge vaccination immediately to combat the spread

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The inside of Sound Transit’s light rail Operations and Maintenance Facility in South Seattle. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

Sound Transit Board to meet Aug. 5 to consider project delays

Agency needs to postpone or reduce projects due to $6.5 billion gap

The inside of Sound Transit’s light rail Operations and Maintenance Facility in South Seattle. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit
Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020. COURTESY PHOTO, CHI Franciscan

State reports 94% of COVID-19 cases are unvaccinated people

Data released by state Department of Health for cases between February and June

Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020. COURTESY PHOTO, CHI Franciscan
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Masks to be required at K-12 schools in Washington state

State Department of Health updates guidance for 2021-2022 school year

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Face coverings are required, as of July 27, for all people ages 5 and older who enter libraries in the King County Library System. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Library System
Face coverings are required, as of July 27, for all people ages 5 and older who enter libraries in the King County Library System. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Library System
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Face covering recommendation in indoor public spaces expands to 7 more counties

King plus Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson, San Juan and Grays Harbor counties

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Face coverings again recommended for indoor public settings

Regardless of vaccination status, says Public Health – Seattle & King County

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Harvey Page

Sheriff’s office issues SILVER alert for missing Shoreline senior citizen

The King County Sheriff’s Office has issued a SILVER alert for 75-year-old Harvey Page of Shoreline, who failed to meet a friend in Seattle after… Continue reading

Harvey Page
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Traffic alerts | July 22

All lanes of SR 99 northbound and southbound at the 1st Avenue South Bridge have been closed since 9:15 a.m. July 22 for boat traffic,… Continue reading

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Transportation Commission wants your help naming next ferry

Construction of a new, hybrid electric Olympic Class ferry is expected to start in 2022. Of course, the new, 144-car vessel will need a name,… Continue reading

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Single-use plastic bag ban begins Oct. 1 in Washington

Washingtonians will begin to see fewer plastic bags littering the state’s roadsides, parks, and streams beginning Oct. 1 when the statewide plastic bag ban goes… Continue reading

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TRAFFIC ALERT

I-90 Westbound, 7:37 a.m. : On the I-90 westbound on-ramp from East Mercer Way there is a disabled vehicle partially blocking the ramp. The Incident… Continue reading

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Here is damage to the windshield of one of the vehicles struck in the Tuesday, July 20 debris-throwing incident.

Troopers arrest 41-year-old Seattle man for throwing debris into traffic

Troopers responded to reports of rocks/debris being thrown at cars on WB I90 near Rainier Ave around 4 p.m. July 20. In total 7 vehicles… Continue reading

Here is damage to the windshield of one of the vehicles struck in the Tuesday, July 20 debris-throwing incident.
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Residential migration on the uptick as COVID eases

After sheltering-in-place throughout much of 2020, residential migration has come roaring back in 2021. Apartmentlist.com’s Quarterly Migration Report finds that not only are more people… Continue reading

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TRAFFIC ALERTS

Traffic alerts as of Tuesday, July 20 Both directions of State Route 164 between 176th Way Southeast and Southeast 413th Place have been closed since… Continue reading

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Debris-throwing onto freeways continues

The Washington State Patrol wants to know who threw the rocks and bricks that hit at least four cars on Seattle freeways Sunday, and in… Continue reading

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TRAFFIC ALERTS

Traffic report as of 8:30 a.m., July 19, 2021 I-5 Northbound - On the I-5 northbound collector-distributor just south of James Street a collision is… Continue reading

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Conceptual design of 132nd interchange

WSDOT awards contract for I-405/NE 132nd Street Interchange project in Kirkland

For drivers who regularly experience congestion accessing Interstate 405 in Kirkland’s Totem Lake area, relief is coming soon. On Wednesday, July 14, the Washington State… Continue reading

Conceptual design of 132nd interchange