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State launches new Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention

Office will focus on community gun violence disproportionately impacting communities of color

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Dow Constantine

Constantine proposes $600 million King County COVID-19 supplemental budget

Plan includes $337 million from American Rescue Plan Act

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Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. (Wikimedia Commons)

Insurers told to stop using credit scores to set rates

A ban of that practice will be in place until the pandemic is over, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says.

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Meet area code 564: The new kid in town is gaining ground

The newest area code in Washington has infiltrated 360 territory, and 425, 206 and 253 are next.

Area code map of Washington. (NANPA)

Comment: Transportation plan puts a focus on equity for all

The House Democrats’ plan will help direct contracts to women- and minority-owned companies.

Tom Merry of Rainier Asphalt and Mike Day of Fury Site Works on the new Tanner Trail extension. Contributed by North Bend

Two businesses make donations to improve Tanner Trail

Contributed by North Bend Earlier this month, two North Bend businesses – Rainier Asphalt & Concrete and Fury Site Works – donated time, equipment and… Continue reading

Tom Merry of Rainier Asphalt and Mike Day of Fury Site Works on the new Tanner Trail extension. Contributed by North Bend

Editorial: Restore voting rights to those who served time

Denying the vote to those who owe fines keeps many from fully rejoining their communities.

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The right to vote helps rehumanize incarcerated people | Guest column

In 2008, I began asking incarcerated people a seemingly simple question: “If there was something someone could have said or done to have changed the… Continue reading

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Inslee expands eligibility with vaccine supply rising

He’s also extending moratoria on evictions and utility cut-offs and easing rules for nursing home visits.

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Renton High School, pictured, could end up changing its nickname from “Indians” if a bill is approved in this year’s legislative session. File photo

Bill would end Native imagery for public schools, teams

30 high schools in Washington affected

Renton High School, pictured, could end up changing its nickname from “Indians” if a bill is approved in this year’s legislative session. File photo
Jan. 29, 2021, was the first day of in-person learning for first grade students in the Snoqualmie Valley School District who chose the hybrid learning option. Photo courtesy Snoqualmie Valley School District

Inslee signs order to get students back in classrooms

The directive requires districts to offer at least two days of on-campus instruction per week for all grades.

Jan. 29, 2021, was the first day of in-person learning for first grade students in the Snoqualmie Valley School District who chose the hybrid learning option. Photo courtesy Snoqualmie Valley School District
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Millen stars in Wildcat victory

Mt. Si senior quarterback Clay Millen looks for a receiver to connect with during the Wildcats’ 23-13 victory over Bellevue on March 12. On one… Continue reading

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Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

By Larry Lark, contributor The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Custom Trail Boss four-wheel drive pickup truck provides owners with lots of capability, lots… Continue reading

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2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport

Car review: 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport

By Larry Lark, contributor Subaru has made a few tweaks to improve the 2020 Crosstrek Sport compact SUV. The biggest change is the addition of… Continue reading

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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.

In retirement, your money may not be enough | Senior lifestyles

Think your nest egg alone will be enough create the retirement you want? Think again. When you think about retirement planning, what comes to mind?… 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.
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Mount Si runners defeat Issaquah

Mount Si’s Paul Talens and Addison Craig took first in the boys and girls two-mile cross-country races as the Wildcats teams both defeated Issaquah on… Continue reading

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Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference March 11, 2021.

State to expand indoor dining and allow fans in stadiums

Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s reopening plan will allow businesses to operate at 50% capacity starting March 22.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference March 11, 2021.
Rick Rudometkin. Courtesy photo

With Snoqualmie’s Rudometkin resigning, fire chief to serve as interim city administrator

Snoqualmie City Administrator Rick Rudometkin has resigned and will be replaced, for now, by the city’s Fire Chief Mark Correira. The city council appointed Correira… Continue reading

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King County Elections to host virtual candidate workshops

Effort to encourage people to run for local offices in 2021

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