Scary medical treatment? The state has suspended the license of a popular naturopath, saying he failed to adequately inform and safeguard patients while treating them for cancer with experimental individualized vaccines. Alternative medical treatments have helped many people in a variety of ways — nonetheless, buyer beware. Backtracking surprise: Seattle’s interim Police Chief…More
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King County Executive Dow Constantine today proposed a public vote on tax increases to sustain existing service at King County Metro Transit, and to fund county and city roads. The April 22 ballot measure would call for a 0.1 percent sales tax increase plus a $60 yearly car tab fee. That would reap about $80 million…More
Transit workers in King County overwhelmingly turned down a contract offer — a rebuff to County Executive Dow Constantine and a union president, who hoped labor harmony would help them persuade the Legislature to boost transit funding in 2014. A total of 505 voted yes, and 2,122 voted no, according to an online update posted by…More
Elected officials in the Seattle area are uniting on a wish list for the 2013 Legislature: three potential tax increases for highway, street and bike-pedestrian programs, while sustaining service to about 400,000 daily riders on King County Metro Transit. The proposal would boost gas taxes 8 cents, split 65 percent for state highways and ferries and 35 percent for…More
Weather: The rain started to fall overnight and should be with us all week. Expect on-and-off showers through Friday, with chances of sun early Tuesday. Temps will be cooler today than the weekend, with highs in the low 50s. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Nothing to report about the morning commute. But remember,…More
Nearly two-thirds of the state’s residents say they would be willing to support an increase in state transportation taxes and fees to support a transportation system. The results were released Tuesday by the state Transportation Commission, which surveyed 5,500 state residents in an online poll. The survey was conducted in preparation for a transportation-related ballot measure in…More