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    What do you leave unsaid?: Today So Far

    Mónica Guzmán navigates Seattle's social scene in the first episode of "Subtext." Local mom searches for special baby formula amid shortage. Are you using the WA Notify app during the current surge. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for May 23, 2022.

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    Seattle's latest discussion to tax big business: Today So far

    The Seattle City Council is considering taxes on big business ... again. But could it be different this time around? Also, Point Defiance's Five Mile Road is cut down to three miles. And a proposed policy change for the Marysville School District has devolved into a culture war. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for May 19, 2022.

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    Sound Transit has a few new rules: Today So Far

    Sound Transit has a few new rules to enforce its fares. Also, Seattle schools have a problem — not enough bus drivers. And King County officials believe they've solved a lead contamination mystery. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for May 18, 2022.

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    Primaries are heating up in the NW: Today So Far

    The primaries are heating up in Washington state with Trump-backed candidates going up against their Republican counterparts. Also: Want to take a trip? Consider putting your tourism dollars to good use. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for May 17, 2022.

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    Western Washington's trashy problem: Today So Far

    The trash is piling high in western Washington. Here's why. Also, the homeless encampment at Seattle's Woodland Park has been cleared. One person hopes this indicates a new city policy. And a Port Orchard man pleads guilty to a charges related to the January 6 insurrection. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for May 11, 2022.

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    Is working from home good for the environment?: Today So Far

    Working from home may not be as good for the environment as we initially thought. That heavily depends on us. Also, why is it taking so long to get body cameras for the King County Sheriff's Office? This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for May 10, 2022.

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    The cold, Covid, and the bird flu: Today So Far

    The Northwest's cold, rainy weather is not going anywhere, anytime soon. Colds are back. Covid is surging again. And while we're at it, the bird flu has arrived. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for May 9, 2022.

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    Bless you! NW allergies and climate change: Today So Far

    Allergies are expected to get more severe in the years ahead as climate change progresses and gives more time for pollen to spread. Also, the much-needed battery industry will soon have a Washington-powered boost thanks to a new operation in Moses Lake. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for May 5, 2022.

  • caption: A photo from the U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah shows fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone pills collected during an investigation. The drugs are generally foreign-made with a very close chemical makeup to the dangerous opioid.

    Has smoking fentanyl been legal this whole time?!: Today So Far

    Federal Way is considering a new local law that will make smoking fentanyl in public illegal. Isn't that already illegal? Meanwhile, a group of Washingtonians are working to get Initiative 1922 on the ballot. It aims to decriminalize all drugs in Washington state. And Edmonds is considering a new law that will make public camping illegal. Here's how. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for May 3, 2022.