Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee members from left, Senators Karen Keiser, Patty Kuderer, Annette Cleveland, and Ann Rivers.
Washington state lawmakers are considering a bill that could raise the legal age to purchase any nicotine product from 18 to 21 years old. SB 6048, sponsored by Senator Patty Kuderer, D-Redmond, was heard on Monday, Jan. 22 by request of Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. “No bill in...

Balto was a black and white Siberian husky who led a dog team on the final leg of a life-saving serum run to Nome, Alaska, in 1925.
CARLTON -- You cannot say that Carlton teenager Christina Gibson doesn’t think big…as in Iditarod big. The 16-year-old home-schooled musher is training to compete in Alaska’s 2018 Junior Iditarod, a 150-mile version of the 1,000-mile Iditarod from Anchorage to Nome billed as “The Last Great Race on...

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