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  • college school books education

    Is college the best path for everybody?: Today So Far

    What is the best college advice to give young students? Is college even the best path for everybody? A few experts weigh in. Also, a joint KUOW-Seattle Times report reveals that Seattle police are not investigating many sexual assault cases. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for June 1, 2022.

  • caption: KUOW's Katie Campbell, Bill Radke, Dyer Oxley, and Libby Denkmann show off their wristbands — worn around the KUOW office to show individual comfort levels as people navigate pandemic social settings.

    Pandemic goes red, yellow, and green: Today So Far

    The latest phase of the ongoing pandemic is red, yellow, and green — depending on your social comfort level. Have you noticed these color-coded wristbands around? Also: More and more Washington drivers are not pulling over for police during traffic stops. And local audiences may recognize their Northwest backyard in "Top Gun: Maverick."

  • 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.

  • Seattle city hall

    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.

  • vote ballot election

    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.