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  • caption: Air quality in Seattle turned hazardous according to the state Department of Ecology, as wildfire smoke from California and Oregon settled in the area Saturday, September 12, 2020. Here, Balmer Yard is shown at sunrise.

    Is your air filter ready for a smoky NW summer?: Today So Far

    Don't be deceived by our cold, wet Northwest spring. Weather experts are expecting more wildfires and smoke through the summer season. Also, the Seattle Storm finally have their own facility. And this Washington charter school faces allegations that it is falling short on English language instruction. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for May 25, 2022.

  • caption: This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak.

    Monkeypox arrives in King County: Today So Far

    Monkeypox has shown up in King County. Here's what to know. Also, Boeing finally makes it to the International Space Station. And Washington has a habit of sending youth in crisis to out-of-state boarding schools. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for May 24, 2022.

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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.

  • caption: Security guards overlooking the light rail station at Seattle's Pioneer Square.

    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.