City Council election analysis | 7 or 8 deaths of Stella | Clearing air on state's vaping policy

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City Council election analysis & how newcomers are reshaping Seattle

Civic Cocktail

An all-new Civic Cocktail includes local election analysis from progressive political consultant Heather Weiner and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Marilyn Strickland. Plus, a look at how Seattle's dramatically changing demographics are reshaping the city with The Seattle Times' FYI Guy columnist Gene Balk and longtime statewide pollster Stuart Elway. 

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State ban on flavored vapes leaves some fuming; others want lawmakers to go further

A person vapes

In response to a recent spike in youth vaping and lung illnesses, Washington state has banned the sale of flavored vapes for four months. But are they connected? Will the ban do more harm than good? Should state lawmakers make the ban permanent next year? We clear the air as the vaping controversy heats up.



Author Juliet Grames champions the women of her grandmother's generation

Nancy Pearl and author Juliet Grames

Author Juliet Grames joined Book Lust host Nancy Pearl to discuss her recent book "The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna." In the interview, Grames shared personal stories about her Italian grandmother, the inspiration behind Stella Fortuna, and the strength and bravery of women of her grandmother's generation.

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See portraits of courage this Veterans Day

Shane Sato portrait of a veteran.

“Until you lose it, you’ll never understand the word freedom.” Photographer Shane Sato has spent 20 years documenting the stories of World War II Nisei veterans, including many from the Seattle area. Their courage and sacrifice on the battlefield is legendary. But most never spoke about it. Until now.

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