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The 2020 Census is upon us

How to make sure we’re all counted. What’s the best guidance on opioid prescribing? Turnaround time for a Bainbridge poet. And how dangerous are flavored e-cigarettes?

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2020 Census

This winter in a Bering Sea village in Alaska, the census count will officially begin. And although the Supreme Court recently ruled against a question about citizenship, there are still concerns about who is and isn’t counted. Ron Jarmin is deputy director of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Opioid prescriptions

Three years ago, the CDC advised doctors to reduce their opioid prescriptions. But according to researchers, people who came off opioids were three times likelier to die of an overdose in the years that followed. So what should doctors do? Jocelyn James is a doctor at Harborview’s Adult Medicine Clinic and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Washington. Steven Stanos is director of Pain Services and medical director of Occupational Medicine Services at Swedish Health System.

David Guterson, Turn Around Time

Most known and celebrated for his fiction writing, Bainbridge Islands’ David Guterson has been publishing and writing poems of late. His latest is called Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest.

Michigan bans e-cigarettes

Last week, CDC officials announced a public health crisis driven by the use of vaping products. Following this, Michigan’s governor called for a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. Should Washington get tougher too? Kathy Lofy is state health officer from Washington Department of Health.