5 things to know Tuesday

snowy lowlands; Legislation to curb gun violence; Open cold weather shelters; lack of medicine for children; Non-profit organization that provides aid to Ukraine.

Snow leaves the Puget Sound lowlands on Tuesday night

Overnight through Tuesday morning, lowland snow is predicted to spread across the Puget Sound area with Olympia, Tacoma, Seattle, Everett, Mount Vernon and Bellingham snowing.

By mid-morning, the snow will turn to rain as temperatures rise above freezing in Chehalis, Olympia and Tacoma.

Rain or a rain/snow mixture will continue into the afternoon hours south of downtown Seattle with all the snow north of Seattle. By Tuesday evening, the snow was beginning to leave the Puget Sound lowland with only scattered scattered showers on Tuesday night near the center of Puget Sound extending westward to the northern Olympic Peninsula. Read more

‘Gun violence is an epidemic’: Inslee, lawmakers propose bill to reduce gun violence

Governor Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and several state lawmakers discussed several proposals Monday afternoon to curb gun violence in Washington state.

Inslee says more than 800 Washingtonians are killed each year because of gun violence. It’s the leading cause of death for young people, said Inslee, ahead of both car accidents and cancer.

Inslee said state lawmakers are planning several bills in the upcoming 2023 legislative session. The governor called the bill allowing the bill to be the best move in the legislator’s effort next year. Read more

Skagit, Whatcom counties open cold weather shelter amid dangerously low temperatures

Low temperatures in Whatcom and Skagit Counties can reach dangerously low temperatures for people stranded outside.

Emergency cold weather shelters have been opened in Mount Vernon, where temperatures are predicted to drop to single digits Monday and Tuesday nights.

In Bellingham, the temperature hit 17 degrees on Monday afternoon and the snow shovels worked hard to keep the steep hills around the town clear.

Public Works Director Eric Johnston said road crews will likely work around the clock through Christmas Day. Read more

What to know about drug shortages for children

Recently, caring for a sick child has become extremely stressful for many US parents due to shortages of Children’s Tylenol and other medications.

Doctors and other experts say the problem could last through winter cold and flu season but won’t last as long as the recent shortages of baby formula or prescription drugs.

They also said parents have alternatives if they find store shelves empty. Read more

Kirkland-based nonprofit has sent over £14,000 in humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Kirkland-based iMiracle Project has so far helped more than 40,000 Ukrainians and delivered £14,000 in humanitarian aid since Russia incited war in the country earlier this year.

Founder Sergey Bagdasarov said that after beating stage 3 brain cancer, he wanted to create something to give back to the world. His organization was initially focused on helping children through sports until February 2022, when Russia invaded.

With just a few dedicated volunteers, the iMiracle Project has made a significant impact over the past year. More than 220 volunteers used financial donations worth more than $850,000 to facilitate the transportation of medical supplies to hospitals and orphanages in Ukraine. Read more

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Edmund DeMarche

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