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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.

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    Seattle rent shot up how much?!: Today So Far

    Why Seattle rents have gone up 29% in a year. Also: Navigating politics and generational divides in the Vietnamese-American community. And kids get a pretty "cool" and "slimy" look at how conservation works in Washington. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for April 28, 2022.

  • caption: Mr. Spock wears a face mask in this wall art seen in Seattle in 2020. The work was done by local artist Sub Space, who commonly spreads works of Spock around Seattle. When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, they returned to their works and added face masks.

    Are we still in a 'pandemic phase?': Today So Far

    Covid continues to spread, but not like before. Now Dr. Anthony Fauci is saying we are "out of the pandemic phase." More scooters will roll in Seattle; and how carbon-friendly is Amazon, really? This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for April 27, 2022.

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    Our 2022 NW summer outlook: Today So Far

    Some folks are still feeling the burn after last year's heat dome. Are any heat waves expected this summer? KUOW takes a look at the season ahead. Also, some big Google news for Kirkland, and the rest of Washington. And there's is a debate brewing over the future of of cars around Pike Place Market. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for April 25, 2022.

  • caption: President Joe Biden speaks during an event to celebrate labor unions, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Washington.

    What is President Biden up to in Seattle?: Today So Far

    By now, you've likely heard that President Biden is visiting Seattle on Friday. If not, well ... President Biden is visiting Seattle on Friday. Also, Northwest maps are slated for an update that will rename offensively titled landmarks. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for April 20, 2022.

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    Mayor Harrell is trying to make it cool to say 'I love Seattle': Today So Far

    While discussing his first 100 days in office, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell pointed to three things he's been focused on so far. Part of that is how he wants it to be cool to say "I love Seattle." Also, now that the federal mask mandate is going away, a wave of mask-optional policies is moving through Washington's public transit agencies. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for April 18, 2022.

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    Watch out while driving this stretch south of Seattle: Today So Far

    While Seattle has millions to make structural updates to Highway 99, and make it safer, nearby communities can only afford to pay for two weeks of increased police patrols. Seattle's payroll tax on big businesses is up for debate in the courts. More allegations about Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler have emerged, accusing him of making transphobic and racist comments.

  • caption: Goodwill Games creator Ted Turner, center, wipes a tear from his eye after getting emotional during the lowering of the Goodwill Games flag during closing ceremonies in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday, August 7, 1994. St. Petersburg Mayor Anatoly Sobchak is at left, Deputy Mayor Vitalby Myutko is at right.

    Do you remember the Goodwill Games?: Today So Far

    The Goodwill Games were relatively short lived and had nothing to do with thrift stores ... despite what I initially thought. Also, Washington will not add Covid vaccines to the list of required immunizations to attend school. And researchers are surveilling you ... actually, their monitoring your poop. Yep. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for April 14, 2022.