5 things to know Thursday

The dogs were saved from the fire; indigenous representatives; Red right limit; Vehicle physical insurance premium; Beth’s Café reopens.


Crew rescues dogs after fire at Seattle dog day care facility

A dryer fire at a dog daycare facility in Seattle put more than 100 dogs at risk, but firefighters were able to clear the building shortly after noon.

The fire was first reported just before 11 a.m. Wednesday in the 13000 block of Lake City Way NE.

The Seattle Fire Brigade said all seven workers were under control. One employee was assessed at the scene and is stable.

The Seattle Fire Department said the facility had more than 100 dogs inside at the time the fire broke out. Just before noon, firefighters completed a primary and secondary search and said the facility was clear. Read more

Indigenous representation on the rise at the Washington State Capitol

The indigenous population in Washington state is expected to grow by nearly 12% over the next 10 years.

But last year in the State Legislature there was only one native legislator.

This year, change is coming. Read more

Limiting the ‘red right’ received positive feedback in Olympia

The proposal to limit the time when the red light can be turned right received the full support of Krystal Monteros.

“It makes crossing the street a lot safer,” said Monteros.

Born with spina bifida, Monteros was wheelchair bound for the rest of his life. She lost sight in her right eye in a domestic violence case.

She said she had had countless near-deaths at intersections when drivers turned right at red lights without seeing her crossing the street in her wheelchair.

House Bill 5514 will prohibit right turns at red lights at intersections within 1,000 feet of a school, hospital, park, library or senior center. Read more

Auto insurance premiums expected to increase this year

Car insurance rates are expected to increase this year in Washington state and nationally. The state’s Office of the Insurance Commissioner says this is because companies are paying more for claims.

“As we see the cost of auto repairs and claims go up, so do companies,” said David Forte, senior policy analyst with the Office of the Washington State Insurance Commissioner. insurance will have to adjust their rates.

Forte said there are many reasons why rates are expected to rise in 2023. Used cars are now more expensive, causing insurers to pay more when totaled. New cars also increase in price because many are more technically complex and take more time and money to repair. In addition, supply chain issues are making auto repairs more time and money. Read more

Beth’s Café in Seattle reopens after extended closure

A popular Seattle eatery reopened on Wednesday after being closed for more than a year.

Beth’s Cafe along Aurora Avenue near Green Lake announced its reopening on Facebook.

“Thanks for all the love and support, we hope to see you soon!!” concluding article. Read more

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Edmund DeMarche

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