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The FDA accepts legal aid from Pfizer and delays releasing licensure pages till May

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As the Lynnwood Times reported previously, Federal Judge Mark T. Pittman of the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas ordered the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to accelerate the release of an estimated 451,000 pages of material related to the licensing of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on January 6, 2022. The FDA must […]

Pandemic Billionaire Wealth

Pandemic Billionaire

For the majority of Americans — honestly, for most people globally — the pandemic has been difficult financially: loss of employment, wage and hiring freezes, reduced hours, soaring inflation, etc. Yet somehow, the ten richest billionaires more than doubled their wealth during the pandemic. In a recent annual report from Oxfam, billionaires’ wealth grew at […]

Rep. Larsen tours future Lynnwood infrastructure project sites 

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LYNNWOOD, Wash. – Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) joined Mayor Christine Frizzell, Public Works Director William A. Franz, and Director of Development and Business Services Department David Kleitsch, on Wednesday, January 26, to tour four current and future infrastructure projects the City of Lynnwood identified could benefit from the investments in the Investments and Jobs Act.  […]

New CDC Data supports natural immunity against COVID-19

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New data released from the Center for Disease Control reignites the formerly dismissed debate about natural immunity against COVID-19. Though the data indicate that prior infections provided greater immunity than vaccines alone, the CDC maintains that vaccination is the safest strategy against COVID-19.  The CDC’s Data In the first month of 2022, nearly two years […]

New law aims to prevent forced-labor goods from China entering US market

Washington D.C. – President Joe Biden signed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) (H.R.6256) into public law on December 23, 2021, to prevent goods made with forced labor in the People’s Republic of China, particularly the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, from entering the U.S. market. On Monday, January 24, as required by this law, […]

Compass Health enters Phase II of new behavioral clinic in Everett 

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EVERETT, Wash. – Compass Health has entered Phase II of its Broadway Campus Redevelopment project – demolishing an outdated building in downtown Everett to make way for a modern, more efficient, clinic that will address the region’s difficult mental health landscape that has only increased due to the strain of the pandemic.  Located at 3300 […]

Mukilteo removes ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ from curriculum

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On January 24, Mukilteo School District board members voted to remove “To Kill a Mockingbird” from the district’s ninth-grade English curriculum. The book was reviewed by a committee after Kamiak High School received a complaint from a community member who cited the novel’s repeated use of the “n-word” and claimed the book promotes “white saviorhood.” […]

OSHA withdraws vaccine mandate

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Today, the Biden Administration withdrew its vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees. This comes just 13 days after the Supreme Court ruled against the requirement in a 6 to 3 vote, with the majority concluding that The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not have “power to regulate […]

PDC opens formal investigation into Councilman Joshua Binda

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., January 25, 2022 – The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) staff has opened a formal investigation and held an Initial Case Status Review hearing, January 20, concerning complaints filed against Lynnwood City Councilman Joshua Binda for allegedly using thousands of dollars of campaign funds for personal, non-campaign related, expenses. Throughout his campaign leading up […]

New Gallup Poll shows shift in electorate

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The most recent data from Gallup illustrates a dramatic shift among the electorate at the end of 2021. While the year’s average favored Democratic support overall with a 3-point advantage, the fourth quarter of 2021 saw a 5-point advantage for Republican support. (Featured photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash). The 2021 shift At the beginning of last year, Democrats […]

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