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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
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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

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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

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL. Courtesy photo
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

2021 Infiniti QX80 Sensory. Courtesy photo
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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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Photo courtesy WSDOT.

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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