A dog rescued from a fire. representation of indigenous peoples; the right to restrict red; Car insurance premiums; Beth Cafe reopened after renovation.
Crew rescues dog after fire at Seattle dog daycare
A dryer fire at a Seattle dog daycare put more than 100 dogs in danger, but firefighters were able to clear the building just after noon.
The fire was first reported before 11 a.m. Wednesday at Block 13000 on Lake City Way NE.
All seven workers have been reported, according to the Seattle Fire Department. One employee was evaluated in the field and was stable.
More than 100 dogs were at the facility when the fire broke out, the Seattle Fire Department said. Just after noon, firefighters completed primary and secondary searches and said the facility was safe. read more
Indigenous Representation Increases in Washington State Capitol
Washington State’s Indigenous population is expected to grow by nearly 12% over the next decade.
Last year, however, the state legislature had only one indigenous representative.
Change is coming this year. read more
Restricting “red rights” gives positive feedback in Olympia
The proposal to limit the amount of time people can turn right at red lights has the full support of Crystal Monteros.
“It will be much safer to cross the street,” Monteros said.
Born with spina bifida, Monteros has been in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. She lost the sight in her right eye in her domestic violence incident.
She said she had received countless shady calls from drivers turning right at a red light at an intersection who didn’t see her crossing the street in a wheelchair.
House Bill 5514 prohibits right turns on red lights at intersections within 1,000 feet of schools, hospitals, parks, libraries, and senior centers. read more
Auto insurance premiums are expected to rise this year
Auto insurance rates are expected to rise this year in Washington state and nationwide. The state insurance commissioner’s office said this is because businesses have to pay more for claims.
“As we see vehicle repair costs and liability claims rise, insurers will have to change rates,” said David Forte, a senior policy analyst with the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. said.
Forte said there are multiple reasons to expect rates to rise in 2023. Also, many new cars are technically complex, and repairs are time-consuming and expensive, making them more expensive. Also, problems with his chain of supply are making car repairs even more time consuming and expensive. read more
Beth’s Café in Seattle reopens after long hiatus
The popular Seattle diner reopened Wednesday after being closed for over a year.
Beth’s Cafe on Aurora Avenue near Green Lake announced its reopening on Facebook.
“Thank you for all the love and support. See you soon!!” the post concludes. read more
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